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In this section of Heifer International's Online Press Room, you will find news releases about Heifer's projects and programs. Releases are listed chronologically and archived by year.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Nov 21, 2011) – Show kids the real meaning of generosity this season with a fun-filled day at either Heifer Village in Little Rock, or Overlook Farm in Rutland, Mass. At Heifer International's Celebration of Living Gifts on December 3, children can see how the gift of a goat, llama or camel to one hungry family can help end hunger and poverty.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Nov. 17, 2011) -- Heifer International has been selected to receive a $10,000 grant from Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, to further Heifer's work to end hunger and poverty and care for the Earth. Based on results of an employee vote, Pioneer chose Heifer to receive the company's quarterly Global Gold Award, which is given to a charitable organization that has a global impact.
It has come to Heifer International's attention that the plush water buffalo toy sold by us and bearing tags with the name "K & M International, Inc." and/or "Wild Republic" may have experience with one of the eyes coming off the toy. While there have been no reports of injury, the toy's distributor, K & M International, Inc. has decided to offer a full refund of the purchase price of the toy or at the customer's option, replacement of the toy with a comparable toy. If you purchased one of these toys, please destroy the toy immediately and contact K & M International, Inc. customer service for further instruction.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 28, 2011) – Serinda Swan, star of the A & E drama series Breakout Kings, is calling her recent visit to a Heifer International project in Cambodia "amazing." Heifer International is a global nonprofit working to end hunger and poverty and care for the Earth. The adventurous actress traveled to the rural project to see firsthand how livestock and training can set communities on the road to prosperity.
Waste from Heifer International cows, goats, rabbits create plenty for families LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Nov. 02, 2011) –This year when it comes to holiday giving, give a crap. In fact, give a gift that gives a crap. An animal from Heifer International—a cow, goat, sheep, llama or camel—whose crap helps feed a family working hard to pull themselves out of hunger and poverty.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 31, 2011) – Heifer International today announced that Chad Avery is the hunger organization's new general counsel. Avery, who joined Heifer mid-year 2009, previously served as its associate general counsel.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 19, 2011) – Heifer International today announced that iPad® shopping app Catalog Spree is featuring its 2011 "Most Important Gift Catalog in the World." This marks the first donation shopping function within an iPad catalog shopping app, giving shoppers a new and convenient way to purchase alternative gifts for friends and family.
This year, Heifer International joins a host of other organizations, associations and institutions to mark World Food Day, Oct. 16, 2011, a worldwide event to increase awareness and understanding of, and to encourage informed, year-around action to alleviate hunger.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct 11, 2011) – Heifer Ranch is celebrating its 40th birthday and the public is invited!
Heifer International CEO Encourages Donors to Look Closely at Charities As charities across the country gear up for the 2011 holiday season, Heifer CEO Pierre Ferrari encourages donors to research the non-profit organizations they plan to contribute to. Evaluating not only program spending, but effectiveness and impact, is key to ensuring your generous donation helps as many as possible. More Giving Tips.