Heifer In The News

Sean P. Means: Thinking about Christmas, beyond the commerce

The Salt Lake Tribune

One could be forgiven, considering the blanket of snow we saw outside Tuesday morning, for thinking about Christmas already. But there are times during the holidays when Linus’ sister Lucy’s cynical comment that "Christmas is a big commercial racket … run by a big Eastern syndicate" feels more true than ever. So what can you and I do to stem that tide? Here are some ideas:

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The Holiday Table: Heifer International

FabGrandma

Heifer International is a charitable organization that funds gifts to help families achieve self-reliance. They do this by providing them the tools they need to sustain themselves, and it’s thanks to the generosity of donors like you.

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Local family finds special way to help others in need, be grateful for what they have

Northfield News

Once a week, the Halls family has a meal of just rice and water, donating the money saved on food to Heifer International — an organization that helps undernourished families fight their way out of hunger and poverty.

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Alternative Gift Fairs Become a Calling for Washington UCC Volunteer

United Church of Christ

A man with a pet rabbit at a Heifer International booth at Keystone United Church of Christ in Seattle, Wash., changed Eliza Penick's life. His presence at the church's Festival of Hope Alternative Gift Fair inspired a calling that Penick has been answering for more than 25 years, first as a young volunteer, and now as a regional community engagement coordinator for the nonprofit organization.

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Nov. 16-17: Alternative Gift Market

Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church

It’s time for the annual Upper Cape Cod Alternative Gift Market! Different charitable organizations are represented at the gift market from year to year but a few organizations are included every year, including the food pantries of Falmouth, Bourne, Sandwich and Mashpee as well as the Cape Cod Center for Women and Heifer International.

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100,000 Musicians Support Charities Through Music for Good

Huffington Post

When music industry website ReverbNation decided it was time to give back, it looked to its customers for inspiration. How could nearly three million artists, venue owners and industry professionals make a difference? Then a lightbulb went off inside the mind of the company's co-founder and president, Jed Carlson: Name the program Music for Good and let the musicians choose the organizations they want to support.

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Heifer International’s work focus of program in Redlands

Redlands Daily Facts

The Redlands Evening Lions Club will sponsor a program at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Redlands First United Methodist Church featuring Holly Derheim, Western Region director of philanthropy for Heifer International.

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Methodist Church Celebrates Successful M.A.S.S. Week

Leominster Champion

Leominster United Methodist Church, corner of Hall Street and Merriam Avenue, held a very successful Music, Arts, Sports and Science (M.A.S.S.) week. The children raised $296.26 for the Mission project called Heifer International

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Sorority Raises Funds for Heifer International

Banner News, Magnolia, Arkansas

Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and candidates of the sorority’s program, Emerging Young Leaders, raised funds for Heifer International.

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Elderly Wish Delivers Birthday Surprise

thepress.net Your Hometown Website

If you’ve heard of the Make-A-Wish organization, then the concept behind An Elderly Wish Foundation will be familiar. The Antioch-based nonprofit has granted more than 100 special wishes for seniors who, before terminal illness or age takes them home, desire one last, great memory to take with them from this life to the next.

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