Projects & Families

Sixth Graders at Northstar Middle School Study About Poverty and Hunger

I am so very proud of my sixth grade social studies students! We have been collecting money in hopes of purchasing one goat for $120.00 through Heifer International. This goat will help a family become self-reliant and change its future... Please click the title of the story to read more!


Students Do Chores for a Goat

After reading the book, Beatrice’s Goat, a picture book about a family that receives a goat from Heifer International, our learners were inspired to take action and buy a goat for the cause. We had been discussing the concept of value. We decided that a goat could change a life and that it would be very valuable to another family. I challenged our learners to do chores above and beyond what they have to do normally to earn some money from their parents to donate to our cause. We set up a fundraising thermometer in our room and watched the money come in. Our families sent in pictures of their children doing their chores. We raised the $120 for the goat and more still came in so we bought a flock of chicks as well! We were excited to take action and be a part of this project. Submitted by Jacquie G.


Ted & Company: Theology of the Basket

Join Ted & Company at one of the 3 performances of 12 Baskets and a Goat!


Abbey's Animals at Grace UMC

Abbey's Animals is the name of our Heifer International Mission Project at Grace United Methodist Church of Fort Worth. Named after one of our youngest members, Abbey goes around with the feed bucket and collects spare change every week. At the end of the year, we let her choose from a list how to spend our money. At the end of 2014 we raised $425, which Abbey chose to purchase one goat, a share of sheep, a flock of chicks and to send a girl to school. We can't wait to see what our small but mighty church will do this year! - Sandy Lundberg


A Pint-Sized Donor with a Big Heart Makes a Big Impact

Raising money for Heifer International always seems to take on a life of its own. Monetary goals are set, people offer their assistance and the appropriate research is conducted about Heifer’s history, mission and current donation options. Once the fundraiser is underway, however, donors’ expectations are quickly blown away, which is exactly what happened when 4th grade student, Riya, set out to support Heifer’s mission. Click to read more...


Students at Saint Ann's Episcopal Church Raise Money for a Llama!

Our Christian Education students of Saint Ann's Episcopal Church of Sayville, NY hosted our first Outreach Mission Project. After several weeks of discussing Heifer International in Sunday school, the younger students chose its animal of choice, a llama, as its goal purchase.