Passing on the Gift

CORNERSTONE: PASSING ON THE GIFT

Passing on the Gift

HOW IT WORKS:

After their projects are established, families that received resources from Heifer—such as livestock, seeds or training—pass on these gifts to other families in need in their community. This allows them to help others as they have been helped, and to share the resources that they now have in abundance.

IN ACTION:

In what specific ways has someone helped you or your family in the last month? Perhaps someone pitched in with childcare during an emergency, brought over a meal or simply listened to a problem you were struggling with. Using the spirit of that gift, how can you pass it along to someone else in need? Whether reaching out to old friends or to a stranger, the idea is to help someone in the way you've been helped, a way that might not have occurred to you before.

Projects & Families
Donors

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!!

Donors

Members at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Complete Puzzle for $5,000

Three years ago, several of our members were sitting around dreaming up something different to do as an outreach project. We decided on Heifer International and sponsoring an Ark, but we wanted to approach raising the funds differently than anything we had done before... Please click the title of the story to read more!

Donors

Bob & Joann Sanbloom Celebrate 60 Years of Marriage With Quarters!

When Bob and Joann Sanbloom of West Lafayette, Indiana recently sent invitations to their 60th anniversary celebration hosted by their daughters, they included a gentle suggestion, “No gifts, please, but we’ll accept quarters at the party to donate to our favorite charity—Heifer International.” ... Please click the title to read the rest of the story!

Donors

Uzo Aduba Shares About Her Visit to Heifer Uganda

Uganda

Uzo Aduba Says Ugandans' Generosity of Spirit During Charity Trip 'Was Unlike Anything I Had Seen Before.' ... Please click the title of the story to read more!

Volunteers

Throwback Thursday - Heifers for Relief in Western Germany

This map shows the areas where heifers were distributed in Western Germany through August 15th, 1950. They reached their immediate goal for this project of 1,200 heifers.

Donors

The Church of the Pilgrimage Celebrates Over 40 Years of Giving

May was Heifer Month at The Church of the Pilgrimage UCC in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The church has been a partner with Heifer International for more than four decades... Please click the title of the story to read more!

Projects & Families

Heifer International In For The Long Haul In Ecuador Earthquake Recovery

Ecuador

Ecuador is in the midst of recovery after an April earthquake killed over 660 people. Little Rock-based Heifer International has been working with farmers and fishing families in the region just outside the earthquake's epicenter for decades. Oscar Castañeda, Vice President of the Americas with Heifer, spoke with KUAR's Jacob Kauffman about the path of recovery efforts... Please click the title of the article to read more!

Donors

What Heifer Gifts Mean to Luke

Submitted by Luke F. | Massachusetts

Volunteers

Throwback Thursday - Milk Goats for Kindergarten

Various gifts go through the hands of the Evangeliche Hilfswerk, but the shipment which arrived on 6 June at the main office in Kassel was quite an unusual one... Please click the link to read more!

Donors

Wisconsin Students Make Bowls to Feed the Hungry

Students at a western Wisconsin high school are getting their hands dirty to help feed the hungry