Heifer Village Hosts Congregation Appreciation Day July 27

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 24, 2013) – Congregations will get special insight into the hunger-fighting work of Heifer International on Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the charity’s main campus in downtown Little Rock. With a day full of activities and discovery, Heifer will celebrate the commitment made by people of faith to its mission of ending hunger and poverty.

Perry Jones, with Heifer’s Seeds of Change program in the U.S., will speak at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. about Heifer’s work to help poverty-stricken areas of the Arkansas Delta by fostering sustainable agriculture. Attendees can ask questions about Seeds of Change, a multimillion-dollar program working in both Arkansas and southern Appalachia to create profitable local food systems.

Congregation Appreciation Day will feature tours of Heifer Village learning center, games and activities for people of all ages. The Café@Heifer will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the Shop@Heifer will offer artisan-friendly products for sale. Heifer’s Take Action Zone will show attendees how easy it is to be a part of the solution to world hunger.

Materials geared toward churches and other faith groups will be available for faith communities who wish to explore their options for engaging with Heifer International’s mission. For example, attendees can pre-order an all-new Animal Crackers program with lesson plans, Heifer poster, and animal collector cards.

Youth groups, adult groups and families are encouraged to attend. Call 501-907-COWS (2697) for more information.

About Heifer International:
Heifer International’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. Since 1944, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer is currently working in more than 40 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant. For more information, visit www.heifer.org, read our blog, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or call (800) 696-1918.