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Heifer for the Holidays

Westminster's Alternative Gift Bazaar

I just wanted share kudos to you from Madeline Ramsey of Westminster Presbyterian Church who said that the support you have provided to her this year for our church's alternative gift bazaar has been the best ever. As you can see from the attached picture, she recruited me to help out. I think we got off to a pretty good start last Sunday and we have our second Bazaar this Sunday. Please give my best wishes for the season to all my Heifer friends.

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Renbrook School Hosts 13th Heifer Gift Market!

Congratulations to the 6th grade class of Renbrook School in West Hartford, CT for putting on their 13th successful Heifer Gift Market!! Each year, the market features student's informational country displays, live animals and even tasty thematic treats for gift buyers. Thank you for taking action to end hunger and poverty 6th graders!!

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North Manchester Hosts 29th Living Gift Market

"My dad (Don Myer) started the Living Gift Market in North Manchester in 1987. We had several churches along with the Timbercrest Retirement Home participate in the market. Manchester University (formerly Manchester College where Dan West went to school) and Timbercrest Retirement Home (where many people that know Dan West live) are a major part of the Gift Market. We brought in $7000 in 1987 and in the 90's, Dad was at his peak when he had 4-5 years with more than $25,000 in donations. My dad passed in October 2005 at age 93 and I continued his work. The picture shows the people who participated in this year's event and many have been involved for more than 20 years..." Please click the title of the story to read more!

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Gifts Across the Globe

The Monsignor King Outreach Center hopes to become a greater sanctuary for those in need, just like the sanctuary they set up shop inside this weekend. Handmade crafts by more than 75 local artisans are being sold to raise money for the shelter during First United Methodist Church of Denton’s 30th annual Alternative Gifts Fair. Joining them at the weekend sale are 35 nonprofits and missions that will receive 100 percent of their earnings from selling fair-trade and eco-friendly merchandise. Please click the title to read the full story!

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First Congregational Church Members 'Moo'ved to Give

In September, First Congregational Church of Perry Center, NY introduced Heifer International to their congregation because they wanted to expose their members to a variety of different giving opportunities. On the last Sunday of the month they held a Living Gift Market. They had a special focus on cows because in Wyoming County (where their church is located) there are more cows than people! They served cow shaped cookies and milk for refreshments. They also made custom Christmas tree paper ornaments shown in the picture to people who purchased animals. They raised over $500 and chose to buy a cow. Some donations are still coming in, so hopefully they will be able to purchase some chickens as well! Way to go First Congregational Church of Perry Center, NY! We are so grateful for your support.

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Uzo Aduba Shares About Her Visit to Heifer Uganda

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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!

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Sixth Graders at Northstar Middle School Study About Poverty and Hunger

I am so very proud of my sixth grade social studies students! We have been collecting money in hopes of purchasing one goat for $120.00 through Heifer International. This goat will help a family become self-reliant and change its future... Please click the title of the story to read more!

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Donor's Enthusiasm Infects Family and Friends

Dear Heifer International, This entire idea started about two months ago when I saw the catalog lying on our center island. I paged through it and saw all of these people that needed food and income. Then it hit me, it would be a great idea to try to get my family to support me in this project. When the first email came I went crazy. My grandma had just given $50! Then the emails were coming in like crazy. I was getting donations almost once a minute. So then a month later we decided to get a Hope Basket, Clean Water for One Village, and a flock of chickens. Enclosed is $225. Keep the extra $5. Thanks, Nico S.

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What Heifer Gifts Mean to Sunday School Students at New Salem UMC

Submitted by Lila | Georgia | "The girls became interested in Heifer International as they were studying with their teacher and an article by Heifer was included with the lesson. They began to collect some money for Heifer by bringing a quarter a week." | (Click the title of this story to read more!)

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Heifer for the Holidays

Culture for Life from the Knights of Columbus in Troy

Crawford Moss of Troy, IL brought the following fundraiser to our attention on November 28. We think it is wonderful that two communities have joined together to raise funds and awareness for Heifer International! In concert with the first Guiding Principle of "Charity," the Knights of Columbus (Troy. IL) Council 9266 has initiated another new charitable fundraiser in support of “Culture for Life” efforts with donations going to Heifer International Foundation. The single and sole purpose of Heifer International is to provide livestock to families of third world countries where malnutrition and starvation is prominent. Heifer International also provides animal husbandry training for continued and sustained source of food and livelihood. Even most conservative estimates are 8 million plus people, mostly under age 16, die each year from starvation while malnutrition significantly contributes to miscarriages, still-birth and extreme birth defects. During the Advent Season, Council 9266 will embark on a 4 week charitable financial drive aimed at purchasing livestock in partnership with Heifer International. A model replica Ark, a symbol of livestock and giving, will be placed in the St. Jerome Narthex as a collection repository. The model replicated Ark was crafted by one of the Council’s own, Knight Gene Touchette. Gene's wood craftsmanship is exemplary and will be on display during the advent collection. Advent is a remarkable season of goodwill of financial GIFTING to others who suffer from real hunger.

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St. Charles Borromeo Living Gift Market

A few weeks ago, Heifer International heard from Anne Nixon-Ellery with St. Charles Borromeo church. She briefly described an upcoming event that her church was hosting with a link to the focus of their Heifer International fundraiser. Click the title of this story to read more...

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Students Connect with their Global Community

My name is Nashira. I am the teacher of a 3rd/4th grade homeschool group. In one group we have four children over 5-years old and four children under 5. We have been doing the Read to Feed program and it is AMAZING! Click the title of this story to read more...

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Joyful Noise

"We excitedly share the amount of a 'Gift Ark' from our 'Joyful Noise' collection! Our congregation supports us as we learn to be God's servants by our participation in the church service with the collection of their coins once a month. We use this offering as an on-going service project to help those in need. Thank you for accepting our gift to support your mission! The children of Glossbrenner United Methodist Church"

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Sunday School Kids Host Living Gift Market to Benefit Heifer International

On Sunday, November 16, the Sunday school children (preschool through 5th grade) of First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights, Illinois, held the church’s second annual Living Gift Market to benefit Heifer International. Click the title of this story to read more...

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Fill the Barn

Kim, Chairperson of the Social Ministry Committee at Trinity Lutheran Church in Monticello, MN, wrote Heifer International a beautiful letter about her congregation's most recent fundraising effort. Click the title of this story to read more...

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Young Niece Inspires Giving

Ella was a lover of goats, passionate about protecting the environment and committed to the work of Heifer International. Click the title of this story to read more...

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In Memory of a Beloved Teacher

Becky, a beloved 6th grade teacher at Austin Academy in Garland, TX, passed away a year ago in a tragic motorcycle accident. Her school decided to honor her memory by donating to Heifer International. Becky's co-worker and friend, Mindy, was kind enough to allow us to share their story. Click the title of this story to read more...

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HS West Environmental Club Raises Over $3,000 to Help the Impoverished

The Half Hollow Hills High School West Environmental Club is proud to announce that they were able to raise $3,010 to be donated to Heifer International, a nonprofit organization working to eradicate poverty and hunger through sustainable, values based holistic community development.

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Chicago Teen Creates Change Through Living Gift Markets

If you asked Zoe Prekop about herself, she would say she is a junior from Chicago that loves traveling, exploring new places and even cliff jumping! But in addition to being a fun-loving teen open to new ideas and experiences, Zoe has been a huge advocate for ending hunger and poverty and organizing support for Heifer International.