Passing on the gift is far more than a handy catchphrase for Heifer International. It represents the success of a family moving from recipient to donor, hope for a family to gain a sustainable livelihood, and continuation of the circle to lift families from hunger and poverty.
Heifer Sacramento had the opportunity to pass on a gift of another sort–to acknowledge seven dedicated congregations in the Sacramento region that have provided exemplary support to Heifer International year after year. These congregations were chosen to receive a Betty LaDuke art print as a gift from Heifer International and LaDuke for their generosity and steadfast support of Heifer’s work.
Three presentations have already been made to Carmichael Presbyterian Church, Fremont Presbyterian Church, and St. John’s Lutheran Church. LaDuke is a world renowned artist based in Ashland, Oregon.
Inspired by her many trips to Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Central and Eastern Europe with Heifer International, LaDuke has created body of work that embraces cultural understanding throughout the globe. Her work captures the hardships, beauty and dignity of the people that Heifer International assists as they bring themselves out of hunger and poverty.
- Teresa Fung