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Successful International Mission Project

Cornerstone Community Church's first Annual Heifer International Mission Project was a success! The children of Cornerstone collected donations for the project for the whole month of June and received a wonderful $1,100. Last year, as part of the East Avenue UMC, the children collected over $5,000 which included a matching donation from a long-time church member. The children were excited to choose the items we were able to send to countries in need, which included a heifer, pigs, and chicks. Cornerstone hopes to collect even more in the years to come.

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Sixth Grade Social Studies Students Rock!

Our sixth grade social studies students rock! We have been collecting money in hopes of purchasing one goat for $120.00 through Heifer International. We learned a goat will help a family become self-reliant and change its future. We further studied how access to clean water in developing and underdeveloped areas in the world affect middle school aged kids' health, education, and overall well-being. Our hope was that students would understand how much help is needed throughout our world. Our kiddos collected $ 958.00! With this amount we were able to purchase goats, flocks of ducks, geese, and chicks, a pig, and 1 clean water pump! With the May Match anonymous donor, we have made a difference. WOW!

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Inspired to Make a Difference

"My name is Lauren and I told my church about Heifer International. Before Christmas, my mom and I were going through our catalogs and I found this one. The next minute my mom asked who I was calling, I told her Heifer International. She had many questions, but she had to wait till I was done. A month later, I was speaking at church. I raised $2,055 to give to Heifer International..." Please click the title of the story to read Lauren's speech!

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Art Student Finds Way to Give Back for the Holidays

Howdy everyone! My name is Ellie Stokes, and I am a student artist of 14 years, living in San Francisco. I am growing up in an incredibly privileged city and community, and I want to assist communities unlike my own to the best of my efforts through art. This Winter, I want to do my part in honor of this giving season-- not only by donating myself to Heifer, but by getting others to donate. I have recently discovered the website, Redbubble-- a platform for individual artists to sell and display their pieces on merchandise-- and decided to put my many designs' proceeds to good use... Please click the title of the story to read more!

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Rabbits, bees and fish, oh my!

This October, the children of Hyde Park United Methodist in Tampa, FL celebrated and learned about Heifer International during their Sunday morning programming, Sunday Morning Live. The children donated over $520 to Heifer in October through an offering collected during Sunday Morning Live. Please Click the title of the story to read more!!

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Paintings for Heifer!

My Little Ones Creating Paintings for Heifer! Photos Submitted by Serena G.

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Throwback Thursday - Korean Family Thankful for Gifts of Livestock

1966 - A photo of a Korean mother and her two children who received the gift of livestock through Heifer's mission efforts.

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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!!

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The Preacher Wears the PJs

January 22, 2016 To Whom It May Concern, We are a small church in a town called Shriever, Louisiana. I teach the older Sunday School class with only 2 students regularly. We did a fundraiser with the preacher and his wife. They agreed that if the boys/men gave the most money than the preacher's wife would have to wear pig pjs and if the girls/women gave the most money than the preacher would have to wear the pig pjs. As you can see from the picture, you can guess who won. Thought you would get a laugh out of this! Our Sunday School class would like to purchase with our $395.00: 2 pigs A trio of rabbits A hive of honeybees A flock of geese A flock of chicks A flock of ducks Thank you! Dawn Terracina Teacher

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What Heifer Gifts Mean to Students at Bella Vista Elementary

Recently, Heifer received a letter from Kathleen M., a long-time Heifer International donor and a Special Education teacher in California. In the letter she shared that this year, instead of giving her students traditional holiday gifts, she wanted to teach her students why she loves to give to Heifer. After passing around Heifer's "Most Important Gift Catalog in the World," Kathleen held a nomination for the animal her students most wanted to donate to Heifer. The classroom decided on a pig and a few other smaller donations. As a thank you for participating, she passed out kid-friendly honor cards, asking her students to draw what Heifer means to them. For the next week or so, we will be sharing their drawings with you. We hope you enjoy looking at their depictions of Heifer's mission as much as we did!

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The Generosity of a Chicago Medical Community Changes Lives

I received a Heifer catalog in the mail in October. I was struck with the idea of blessing a family on the other side of the world that I would never meet with a Christmas gift that could positively impact their lives; and I liked the idea of giving an actual animal--in my suburban Chicago life that is not the kind of gift we are accustomed to giving. I brought up the idea to my co-workers in the Palos Community Hospital Surgery and PACU departments and my fellow nurses, aides, supervisors, secretaries, and pharmacists all grabbed onto it and ran with it. Each payday we reminded each other to put aside just a little towards our goal of giving a Christmas cow. We kept a running tab of our donations on our “Heifer-ometer” in our staff lounge, and little by little we approached our goal. We passed the $500 mark in early December and my co-workers wanted to do more: “How much is a sheep--they give milk and wool, and how about chickens?” They just never stopped giving, and by Christmas we had decided to give a cow, sheep, pig, and 5 flocks of chicks with the $840 we all donated. I know that the world is a crazy place and that I can do little to change the violence that is so often in the news, but I couldn’t help but feel a little hope and joy that a bunch of unrelated people, who at times don’t even get along with each other, could come together and plant a little bit of peace in the world and do something together that we couldn’t accomplish individually. I was proud to be a part of it. May it continue in each of us. Rick Hultgen, RN Palos Community Hospital Surgery Department

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What Heifer Gifts Mean to Sam

Submitted by Sam | Age 8 | Colorado

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Feed the Pig Project

While viewing a DVD on missions, our Sunday School class of 5- to 9-year olds wanted to find a way to help the world. Since they all love animals and since they knew this gift could continue to grow, they decided on Heifer International. In our small church, it became affectionately called the Feed the Pig project! Click the title of this story to read more!

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What Heifer Gifts Mean to Avery

Heifer would like to thank Avery for participating in our first annual honor card contest!