Often in today's society Valentine's Day carries the connotation of flowers, chocolates, and stuffed animals. These things can absolutely reflect devotion and care for someone, but a gift that goes further is even more meaningful.
My girlfriend Amanda and I are both extremely passionate about social justice in our world, and through the amazing work of Heifer International, she used the money she would have spent on a Valentine's Day gift for me to buy a share of a goat for a family in need in my name. This gift can provide several quarts of milk a day for a family, giving them not only a supply of dairy, but also a means of income from extra milk made into cheese, butter, or yogurt. This can also be a step towards a small dairy farm that can help a family work towards health care and education.
Receiving my Valentine’s Day card in the mail with the adorable picture of a cow holding a rose in its mouth was more than just a thoughtful and meaningful Valentine, it stands as a symbol of hope for a developing family. Thank you Amanda for the best Valentine’s gift I could ever ask for, and thank you Heifer International for working to make this world a better place with a brighter future.
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The work we do may be serious, but we always need to find the fun.Pierre Ferrari, CEO of Heifer International
For the fifth year children attending Kids Summer Day Camp at the First Baptist Church in Girard have given their support to Heifer International by collecting their pennies. Click the title of this story to read more!
Cindy Wakeland, Director of Religious Education with the Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana Champaign in Illinois, recently notified Heifer International of an incredible day camp they hosted. Click the title of this story to read more!
If you want to make yourself happy, serve others. If you want to make others happy, serve others.Pierre Ferrari, CEO of Heifer International speaking at the 2015 YNPN National Conference & Leaders Institute
Heifer would like to thank Avery for participating in our first annual honor card contest!
I was one of the adults who visited Heifer Ranch in Arkansas from June 18-20 with the Ottawa Kansas First United Methodist Group. I wrote the following poem about our experience and I plan to read it on August 2nd when we give our presentation to the church. Someone suggested I send it to you! Click the title of this story to read more...
During their second year as Brownies (3rd grade), my Girl Scout troop worked on a journey called "World of Girls." Click the title of this story to read more...
Two teams of cyclists are traversing two different continents all for the same cause: ending hunger and poverty. Click the title of this story to read more...
It’s not every day you hear of 4th graders learning the value of economics. But when Heifer International received a $480 donation along with a letter referencing “mini-society business sessions” taking place during 4th graders’ economic studies, we were intrigued. Click the title of this story to read more...
I am a woman among women, and my family is well respected in the villageGagnessiri Ndiaye, http://tinyurl.com/qhbuvnn