Heifer International is proud to have over 60 years of volunteer and donor stories to demonstrate the enormous efforts of individuals around the world. Many of these donors and volunteers became familiar with Heifer by attending one of our numerous events like those listed below. If you would like to be a part of one of Heifer’s success stories consider attending an event in your area.
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The Heifer International Sacramento Volunteers held a community celebration for Heifer's 70th Anniversary. The event featured chicks to hold, activities to engage and speakers to inspire. Bill Beck (pictured), one of the original Heifer seagoing cowboys, and Rosa Rodriguez, Heifer Ecuador Country Director, were featured speakers at the event. Everyone enjoyed the chance to reconnect and gain renewed dedication to support Heifer's work.
(My event,) The Mahrathon, sort of began as a bit of a joke among internet DJs. I used to play pretty long sets, and someone was bragging about having played six hours. Someone else suggested I play a whole day, and I said I could only do something like that if it was for charity. A couple of days later, someone mentioned Heifer International in an unrelated conversation, and I started to think about it as a serious thing.
Napa Sonoma Heifer volunteers were honored to host a 70th anniversary celebration at Wombats' Farm in Napa, Calif., the sustainable farm of Carole and Keni Kent, May 3.
The Introduction to Ethics class at Ozarks Technical Community College, Table Rock Campus in Hollister, Missouri hosted a poster session that featured Heifer International.
The Saint Joseph Regional School Builders Club held a Heifer Fair Share Meal on April 16 to demonstrate the reality of hunger across the globe.
At Heifer's Beyond Hunger event in New Canaan, Conn. on April 12, staff, volunteers, and supporters gathered at the Carriage Barn Arts Center to celebrate Heifer's 70 years of building a sustainable future.
A group of thoughtful, committed vet students at Texas A&M University created, led, and volunteered to host a banquet where all the proceeds were donated to Heifer International.
In January of 2014, my Builders Club students decided that they wanted to do a new service project. Several students had heard of Heifer International before; one even had a donation made on her behalf for a gift. After a bit of research, the club decided that this was a project worth carrying out.
Late in October 2013, the Sunday School decided to raise money to buy a water buffalo for Heifer as a Christmas present. Barb Oakes, a Heifer volunteer in the area, attended their services in December and offered a challenge: if they raised enough money for two water buffaloes, she would match them.
Mike Agranoff and Dan Pelletier will be live in concert at an event benefitting Heifer International.
The Joyful Noise! Gospel Singers have once again generously offered their talent to raise funds for Heifer International.
Cindy Sellers Roach Talks About Her Visit to Morgan Township to Receive a Check for Heifer International, the result of a very successful Read to Feed fundraiser.
I am 8 years old and wanted to help kids who are hungry. I decided that I would have a garage sale to raise money to buy a heifer.
As an incentive to the children young and old, the pastor of our church agreed to kiss one sheep for each sheep donated through the Fill the Ark fundraising effort. This is a Pastor that stands by what he preaches and he kissed all four sheep brought to the church after Sunday services!
The walls of the exhibition room were nicely decorated with paintings, which were created by the 1st graders and were being auctioned off to the 5th graders. Each work of art expressed the unique personality, brilliant spirit and bright mind of the artist. It was very touching to see these tiny creatures with such a big heart.
Naquag Elementary School, located in Rutland MA, went "hog wild" during the first week of May with a very successful fundraiser! To celebrate, students ran in a race and attended a special school-wide assembly where the principal puckered up and kissed a pig!
The Heifer Sacramento Community Volunteer group recently hosted an 'open-mic' concert to raise funds for Heifer. The group has a goal of $10,000 this year, and plan to do it with several casual activities like this.
United Methodist Church in Concord, California held the 24th Annual Bike-a-Thon for Heifer. May 4 was a beautiful day for a bike ride in the Napa Valley, when 19 riders and 5 support crew members from the Concord United Methodist Church took to the scenic roads to raise money for Heifer.
The Joyful Noise! Gospel Choir is preparing traditional African music, spirituals, slave songs, and contemporary gospel and original music to raise money for the good work of Heifer International.
This past week, Covenant Presbyterian Church in Albany, GA, hosted a number of events including a car wash, luncheon, and barbecue dinner in an effort to raise an amount equivalent to 10 percent of its operating budget for missions it supports regionally, nationally and internationally, including Heifer International.
Empowering women is at the core of Heifer International’s model for sustainable development. In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, this week we are sharing stories of the women with whom Heifer works, who take the gifts of livestock and education to produce extraordinary results for themselves, their families and their communities.
The Eta Eta Omega sorority held its 2nd annual Walk for the Health of It, and not just for the health of the walkers, but for people around the globe. Proceeds were given to Heifer, the American Kidney Fund, and a local clinic that provides medical care to the underinsured.
July 18th is Nelson Mandela International Day, a day when thousands of people in South Africa and across the world will give their time to volunteer to help others.
At a Passing on the Gift ceremony in Peru, members of the community performed this traditional dance.
Heifer has relocated me from the headquarters in Little Rock, where I’m from, to their office in Lima, Peru, for one year as part of a pilot development program.