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Press Releases

Monthly press releases about what's going on with Heifer projects and programs.

Emmy Award Winning Actress Uzo Aduba Visits Heifer International Farmers in Uganda

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Emmy Award winning actress Uzo Aduba just returned from a Heifer International visit in Uganda where she got an in-depth look at Heifer’s projects with farmers, who are working toward securing a living income as part of the organization’s goal to lift 4 million families out of poverty by 2020. During her trip, Aduba witnessed the impact of Heifer’s work when she met with farmers, participated in a Passing on the Gift® ceremony and helped process milk at a community-owned dairy center.

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Heifer International to host 4th Annual ‘Beyond Hunger: Feast in the Field’ Fundraiser

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

The 4th annual “Beyond Hunger: Feast in the Field” will benefit Heifer projects right here in Arkansas through local agriculture and economic development. Guests are encouraged to dress in all-white dress casual attire and will enjoy an outdoor evening featuring a locally sourced, family style dinner. In keeping with Heifer International’s mission of caring for the Earth, Feast in the Field will be a “zero-waste” event using only reusable, recycled, and compostable products.

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National CSA Sign Up Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Buying local food is increasing in popularity across the state and Heifer International, in collaboration with Foodshed Farms, makes it easy to get connected. The Foodshed Farms CSA, which stands for community supported agriculture, brings together consumers and farmers enabling them to purchase a “share” of weekly produce delivered to several locations in Central Arkansas.

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Heifer International Awarded $1.5 Million Grant to Expand Disaster Risk Reduction Work

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Heifer International has received a $1.5 million grant to help fund phase two of the RISE-UP: Resilience Initiatives through Sustainable Enterprises and Upgrade of Community Preparedness project. The money will extend work in the Philippines while expanding the work to Guatemala, two of the most disaster-prone countries in which we work. 

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Heifer International Named 2015 LINGOS Member of the Year

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Congratulations to Heifer International, which has been named LINGOs’ 2015 Member of the Year! The annual award honors a LINGOs member organization that has demonstrated commitment to LINGOs’ mission: providing affordable, high-quality learning solutions to those working to improve lives in developing and vulnerable communities.

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Fresh Produce, From Local Farmers to You

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Starting in October, shareholders will receive six to 10 pounds of fresh produce per week, sized for a family of two to three people. The fall CSA will last six weeks and cost $150. Each week there will be a variety of in-season produce. For example, fall CSA shareholders can expect sustainably grown produced like apples, beets, broccoli, collards, kale, onions, potatoes, pumpkins and turnips.

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Heifer International to Host Fourth Annual “Beyond Hunger: A Place at the Table” Gala to Help End World Hunger and Poverty

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Heifer International will host its fourth annual Beyond Hunger: “A Place at the Table” gala on Sept. 18, 2015, at the Montage Beverly Hills hotel. The event seeks to support and empower marginalized women and honor those who work to raise awareness of the world’s poor and hungry.

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Heifer International CEO Pierre Ferrari Joins Fair Trade USA’s Board of Directors

Oakland, CA

Today Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, announced that Pierre Ferrari, Chief Executive Officer of Heifer International, has been elected to the nonprofit organization’s Board of Directors.

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Earthquake Impacts Area of Heifer Projects in Nepal

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal Saturday has impacted an area of Heifer International projects near the capital Kathmandu, Heifer officials said Saturday. Heifer staff are working to assess safety of families as well as determine damage to homes and any loss of animals. All Heifer Nepal staff are reported safe, said Padma Singh, senior director of Heifer’s Asia Programs. Telephone lines have disrupted communication.

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Heifer International is part of Live Below the Line to Help End Extreme Poverty

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Live Below the Line will benefit leading nonprofits doing life-saving work throughout the world including Heifer International. When participants sign up to Live Below the Line, they can direct their fundraising efforts to Heifer International while rallying their social networks to help end extreme poverty within our generation.

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