Projects & Families

A Cause for Christmas

Family donates water buffalo as holiday gift... Click the title of this story to read more!


Northside FCA's Christmas Candy Gram Fundraiser Benefits Heifer

Dear Heifer International, We, the members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Huddle of Northside Middle School in Columbus, IN chose your organization as our charity recipient of our Christmas Candy Gram fundraiser. Our goal was to purchase a water buffalo through Heifer International. Together, we sold candy grams with personalized messages that would be delivered during school for 50 cents. We sold them during three daily lunch periods for a week. We raised $267.26, which exceeds our goal of purchasing a water buffalo. We are very happy and proud that we met our objective and raised a little more money. We believe in the life-changing work that Heifer International does. Giving an animal to a family helps them to be more self-sufficient and the animal can help provide many things. It can also help lift a family out of poverty and hunger, which is a fantastic thing. We also believe the Passing on the Gift (R) idea is a great concept that further continues the giving. Thank you for the opportunity to purchase an animal that will help a family work fo ra better life without hunger or poverty. We are very pleased that the money we raised will go to a great organization who will use it wisely. Sincerely, Northside FCA


Fourth Generation Donors Carry on the Tradition

For four generations, Courtney Tanner-Bellows' family has donated to Heifer International. Recently Courtney, her sister Tiffany, and Tiffany's daughters decided that they wanted to donate a water buffalo to carry on the tradition. It took them a couple of years to raise the money, but they were able to raise enough to give a water buffalo, an irrigation pump, a flock of ducks and geese, a flock of chicks and a share of a pig! What makes this story extra special is that the Tanner-Bellows family own Creamery Brook Bison Farm!!


Mayor's Youth Council Member Raises Money for Heifer

My name is Kaitlyn Akel, and I am a senior at North Little Rock High School and a member of the NLRMYC. I'm 17-years old. Recently, I held a massive community-wide bake sale with the help of the director of the North Little Rock Mayor's Youth Council, Jan Scholl, and several of the Council's kids in order to raise money to buy an animal or two to send overseas to a family in need. Click the title of this story to read more...


A Quick Letter from Hatfield Elementary School Student Maisy

Dear Heifer International, I hope that the 4th grade's purchase of a water buffalo, an irrigation pump, sending a girl to school, a goat, a flock of chickens, ducks and geese really help a family. What I really like is that the gift of the animals purchased aren't just going to be used for one family, but it's a gift that keeps on giving. I look forward to knowing that a family has been changed! I really hope this will make a difference in a family! Sincerely, Maisy


Brownies and Cupcakes and Cake Pops, Oh My!

Anne-Sophie: We spent time on a bake sale to raise money for Heifer (International). We did it in fourth grade and saved the money. We acted now instead of never. Click the title of this story to read more...


A Group of Students Promise to Be the People


The Renaissance Council Chapter of The Junior State of America ( is delighted to know that its fundraising efforts has made it possible to support a Heifer International project in Romania. Click the title of this story to read more...


Read a Book and Raise Some Money

Twenty-seven students at St. John Catholic School in Kansas City participated in Heifer International's Read to Feed program. Together they read nearly 450 books this summer, and by collecting sponsors for the books read, they raised $2,090 for Heifer International! The students generously decided to donate one heifer, three schools of fish, one water buffalo, two llamas, two sheep, one goat, tree seedlings, three rabbits, two beehives, two flocks of chicks, one flock of ducks and one flock of geese! Congratulations and thank you to the students of St. John Catholic School!


Kiss a Pig!

A small community of 4,000 surpasses their fundraising goal for Heifer International and the resulting consequences are adorable. Click the title of this story to read more...


St. Andrews Donates Savings to Heifer

For our stewardship project this year, we saved our change and gave it to the Heifer Project. The Heifer Project helps needy people around the world by giving them animals.


How to Buy a Cow (and Give it Away)

Picture seven tall kitchen waste baskets full of used, empty bottles and cans. It looks like a pile of junk! That is, unless your name is Shea Berry. With many of the bottles and cans carrying coding for refundable recycling, Shea recognized their true value.


Water Buffalo Helps Family in India


I love giving and Heifer International is one wonderful way to continue giving in a very effective way.


There's a Problem and I'm Going to Try to Fix It

Together, Los Perales Elementary School kindergarten teacher Terryl Miller and her class decided to use their newly acquired reading skills to raise money for Heifer International’s Read-To-Feed program. They raised $3,101, which helped them purchase on


Mercer Elementary MOOOOves Mountains

Mercer MOOOOves Mountains with Heifer International! During the month of March in 2013, the students and staff at Mercer Elementary School in Shaker Heights, Ohio began a campaign to raise money and awareness for Heifer International and its mission to end world poverty and hunger. Many acts of generosity, selflessness and effort led to a very successful campaign.