Communities of Change

Beyond Hunger: Communities of Change
Hope, from Coventry-Church, reared by Rudolph Kulp, Pottstown, PA; Christmas Day, 1946, Konstancin Orphanage.
"Hope", from Coventry-Church, reared by Rudolph Kulp, Pottstown, PA; Christmas Day, 1946, Konstancin Orphanage.

The year 2014 marks 70 years of Heifer International's impact in more than 125 countries and through 20.7 million families.

But there is still work to do.

Our communities are creating change. Together, we have power over hunger and poverty; we can move to a world beyond hunger. Together, we're providing resources, empowering women and improving the environment every day.

We are fueling the social change that will help us end hunger and poverty.

And you can help.

When they reach out their hand, it's not for a handout, but it is for us to take and walk together.

“I think with this income poverty has gone now,” said Margaret.  “The milk has really changed the health of my family.
"I think with this income poverty has gone now," said Margaret. "The milk has really changed the health of my family."

Heifer has an established history of fighting hunger and poverty, but it doesn't end there. We are enacting social change by empowering women with the tools and training they need to feed their families. We are making it possible for children to go to school and learn, free from the pain of an empty stomach. We are caring for the Earth through sustainable farming and water conservation methods. And for years, we have encouraged our families to Pass on the Gift of self-reliance to others, ensure that these positive changes last for generations.

This is our legacy, and it's one you've created with us.

Come celebrate what we've accomplished together at one of Heifer International's Beyond Hunger events being held nationwide this year. Together, we can end extreme hunger and poverty once and for all.

Calendar of Events

  • March 22

    March 22 - Heifer Village, Little Rock, AR

    Visit Heifer Village and its celebration of spring! Discover how we change lives one family at a time through the gifts of livestock and training. Come see what spring discoveries you might find throughout the wetlands and garden, while having some fun with our activities.

    Register for Heifer Village event

  • April 10

    April 10 - New York, NY

    Please join us to celebrate Heifer's work and impact in the last 70 years. We will have special guest speakers, live music, interactive displays, and will screen the trailer for our upcoming documentary film about Heifer's work worldwide. Beverages will be available for purchase and a light dinner will be served.

    Register for New York event
  • April 12

    April 12 - Fairfield County, CT

    Celebrate the potential of the human spirit at this special reception. At the Carriage Barn Arts Center, enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a variety of works of art and discover why sustainability is key to moving beyond hunger.

    Register for Fairfield County event

  • April 24

    April 22 - Memphis, TN

    Heifer International is honored to hold this event at the National Civil Rights Museum, an appropriate venue to reflect upon our history of social change around the globe. Please join us to celebrate Heifer's work and impact in the last 70 years.

    Register for Memphis event

  • May 3

    May 3 - Napa Valley, CA

    Enjoy a garden tour, participate in educational activities, visit with farm animals and learn about local sustainable agricultural practices used in Heifer communities worldwide. This will be a fun day for the whole family, and refreshments will be served.

    Register for Napa Valley event

  • May 17

    May 17 - Heifer Farm, Rutland, MA

    Visit Heifer International's farm in Rutland, Massachusetts.  Tour the international homesteads in the Global Village and meet the farm animals such as chickens, goats, pigs, llamas, cows and sheep.  Enjoy light refreshments or bring a picnic to enjoy on our scenic overlook.

    Register for Heifer Farm event

  • September 13

    September 13 - Milford, IN

    The very first Heifer gifts began on small farms in rural Indiana. On September 13th, we will celebrate those beginnings, and 70 years of impact. Special guests will be Heifer's CEO Pierre Ferrari and West Family Members.

    Register for Indiana event

  • October 16

    September 18 - Dallas, TX

    Enjoy a reception at the beautiful Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park with a special guest speaker, light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.


    Register for Dallas event

  • September 20

    September 20 - Seattle, WA

    The very first Heifer gifts began on small farms in rural Indiana. Now, join us to celebrate 70 years of impact at Jubilee Farm in Washington. Tour the farm, share food, and enjoy a special presentation.

    Register for Seattle event

  • September 27

    September 27 - Portland, ME

    Celebrate Heifer's 70th anniversary in Portland, Maine. Enjoy music, refreshments, displays and stories with the family of Heifer's founder Dan West. Be inspired by communities in Maine and around the world working together to end hunger.

    Register for Portland event

  • October 1

    October 1 - Chicago, IL

    This program will feature appetizers and guest speakers as you experience the National Museum of Mexican Art, where you can immerse yourself in a rich, authentic culture. Join us for an afternoon to celebrate the most important aspect of Heifer's work – community.

    Register for Chicago event

  • October 4

    October 4 - Heifer Ranch, Perryville, AR

    Visit Heifer International's ranch in Perryville. Tour the homesteads in the Global Village and meet the farm animals such as chickens, goats, pigs, llamas, cows and sheep.  Enjoy delicious light refreshments or bring a picnic to enjoy on our scenic ranch.

    Register for Heifer Ranch event

  • October 5

    October 5 - Westfield, NJ

    Celebrate Heifer International's first 70 years of working with communities to end hunger and poverty. It's a free afternoon of fun for all ages, including contests, games, crafts and more.

    Register for Westfield event

  • October 11

    October 11 - Atlanta, GA

    Join us to celebrate 70 years of creating a more just and sustainable world, and experience Atlanta's new National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Walk among exhibits and displays, enjoy educational activities with your children and listen to engaging speakers.

    Register for Atlanta event

  • October 11

    October 11 - Los Angeles, CA

    Celebrate Heifer's first 70 years of working with communities to end hunger and poverty. Enjoy a program featuring a guest speaker and an artistic performance, tour a photo exhibit of our work from around the world and enjoy international hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.

    Register for Los Angeles event

  • October 18

    October 18 - Sacramento, CA

    Come celebrate communities creating change and ending Hunger and Poverty with Heifer International on World Food Day.


    Register for Sacramento event

  • October 18

    October 18 - Houston, TX

    Celebrate Heifer's first 70 years, and learn how Houston can be a community of change in the next 70 years and beyond. There will be scavenger hunts, stories from around the world, a mini-market and activities for kids.

    Register for Houston event

  • November 1

    November 1 - Orange County, CA

    Join us to celebrate Heifer International's first 70 years of working with communities to end hunger and poverty. Enjoy a program featuring a special guest speaker, and tour a photo exhibit of our work from around the world.

    Register for Orange County event

  • November 2

    November 2 - Greater Boston, MA

    Come celebrate Heifer's 70th anniversary and enjoy music, activities, displays, animals and refreshments from Heifer Farm in Rutland. Be inspired by stories of Heifer's history and work in communities around the world.

    Register for Greater Boston event