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First Graders at Pietrini School Read for a Cause

“When I grow up, I want to go to these places and help the people,” first grader Diego Reyes, reflected on his experience with Heifer International’s Read to Feed program. Diego is one of four extraordinary first-graders along with a big brother who participated in the Read to Feed program at Pietrini School, located in Franklin Park, Illinois... Please click the title of the story to read more!!

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Clementine Montessori School Celebrates Earth Day with Heifer International

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The students at Clementine Montessori School in Philadelphia, PA have been learning about the work of Heifer International all year. We've read books about worms and chickens, about Beatrice's goat, about good gardens and cows. We tasted honey when we studied how bees help people, drank goat's milk and ate goat cheese, cleaned alpaca fleece and learned big words, like "sustainability" and "faith." Click the title of this story to read more...

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Special Offering Raises Money and Support

During the months of February and March the Sunday School classrooms at Sunnyside Baptist Church in Wichita, KS devoted a special offering to Heifer International. Debbie Haynes, Sunday School Superintendent, shared, "We take a Sunday school offering in each class every Sunday. Those funds are to help offset the cost of our Sunday school supplies." While they continued to take their regular Sunday school offering during this time, they wanted to take some time to bless others, "to help in some way to meet their needs." Debbie decorated a bulletin board with pictures from the Heifer International website and added the cost of each gift (similar to the flyer featured). Each class set a fundraising goal that they considered to be a challenge, but found that those goals were easy to surpass! To the 60 Sunday school students, Heifer International would like to thank you for the generous gift! Your $786.27 gift will do more than just help a community, it will be passed on for generations to come!

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Honduran Village Passes on the Gift

Honduras

Celebrating Passing on the Gift at Concepción de María: In early October 2013, the small village of Concepción de María, nestled in the mountain crevices of Honduras, bustled with activity. More than 60 families were gathered at the corner of the local soccer field to celebrate another round of Passing on the Gift. The crew included leaders of the local community, Heifer partners and staff, and joyous family members ready to pass on gifts of calves and chickens. With the lime green mountains acting as the backdrop and silent witness, one-by-one, families took center stage and passed on the same kinds of gifts they had received two years before.

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Seeds of Knowledge Taking Root on Campus and Worldwide

Honduras

The metaphor of “sowing seeds” is often used when we speak about education.  We plant the seeds of education, and who knows what will grow and how deep the roots will penetrate?  On college campuses around the country, we are able to see and feel real community change and social action that has sprung up because of the planting of Heifer’s educational “seeds.”  But a crop needs help from a farmer to grow to its full potential, and we’ve found that professors of Geography, Animal Science, Nutrition, Psychology, Political Science, Philosophy, and History can make great farmers.  Read more to see how college and university faculty and staff can plant the seeds of sustainable development on their campuses and beyond. You may need to get your hands dirty!

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