CORNERSTONE: GENUINE NEED AND JUSTICE
HOW IT WORKS:
This Cornerstone helps guide Heifer's work so that we provide livestock and training to those with a genuine need. This means lacking adequate nutrition and money for medicine and education. In many cases, poverty is a result of discrimination and racism. Heifer seeks to facilitate justice by empowering those who are disenfranchised because of their ethnicity, sex or social status.
Genuine need exists everywhere, not just in developing countries. So does discrimination and bias. Be generous with your time and resources, and be mindful of respecting people from different backgrounds.
See where Heifer is working around the world to end hunger.
"Every two years in Charlotte, North Carolina, Providence Day School's Lower School students, Grades TK thru 5th Grades, come together to work on a Heifer Project. As a former faculty member and Southeastern Heifer Volunteer, I adapted the "Chores for Change" Project to age-appropriate activities for our Lower School students. A voluntary group of Fifth Graders take a leadership role by working with me to develop programs to present to their chosen grade level to kick off our Heifer Project and to plan an all-Lower School Closing Program at the end of the Project.... This year's project only lasted 3 1/2 weeks due to other scheduling conflicts, but I am proud to say our children rose to the meet the needs of others around the world by raising $10,300.00."
Hello, my name is Caroline and I'm 14 years old. I am very busy studying ballet, but I have alway loved art. Since I was a little kid, I've always spent my time creating, doodling, or painting everything I saw. Now, I continue my passion to draw through a new small business I've begun. I draw portraits of friends, family, really anyone's pets. It gives me such joy, it doesn't even feel like work! The clients are very generous and compensate me for my work. Now, I have my own hard earned money to buy more than new clothes, but to spend buying animals at Heifer. I love being able to do what I love while also supporting my favorite charity. Someday when I am older, I would love to travel around the world with Heifer. Heifer means so much to me, and I want to thank them for continuing to do such important work!
Students at Florence Mattison Elementary School raised $650 for Heifer International during the school’s Caps for Coins project this month. Principal Stacy DeFoor said the student council spearheaded the one-day fundraising event that allowed students who brought in loose change to wear hats. Please click the title of the story to read more!
The 7th graders at Oak Middle School in Shrewsbury, MA have found a great way to integrate learning about Heifer’s work into their studies. After visiting Heifer Farm Learning Center and learning how Heifer helps families to rise above hunger and poverty, Ella and Hannah and their classmates completed cross-subject learning projects in Social Studies, Science, Math and English Language Arts to deepen their understanding of poverty and to hone their academic skills. Please click the title of this story to read more!
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!
The President of the Las Vegas GFWC Chapter, Cherie Lee Williams, helped to end hunger and poverty last weekend by joining up with Team Heifer for the Rock'n'Roll 5k in Las Vegas! The club president raised $820 in donations, which will go directly to helping families overcome poverty all over the world! Please click the title of the story to read more.
Commercial-standard PSA for Heifer International that'll get you in the gift-giving spirit with a catchy, light-hearted holiday jingle.
"Why Heifer? I'm a farmer's daughter and I know that Heifer's mission to provide communities around the world with gifts of livestock, etc. and passing on the gift to another family in need, is working." Educator and Heifer Community Volunteer, Deb Hay, shares with us her passion for supporting Heifer's Mission. Please click the title of this story to read more!
Berryville sixth-graders saw the world from a new perspective during their stay at the Heifer Ranch. Delene McCoy, grade 6-12 gifted and talented teacher, took her sixth-grade class on a trip to the Heifer Ranch in Perryville last Monday, Sept. 12, to participate in Heifer International's Global Gateway Program. Please click the title to read about their experience!
Thanks to students from the Ashford School in CT who visited #HeiferFarm this week to kick-off their unique #NationalNovelMonth project! This November, these students will be writing their own novels, and the budding writers read #WorldArk stories and visited Global Village sites like the USA and Guatemala as inspiration for their settings and characters! What are you all doing for #NationalNovelMonth??
There have been a number of attempts to snap the Curse of the Billy Goat that supposedly afflicts the Chicago Cubs, but this one might be the best, if only because it’s for a pretty good cause. Heifer International, a charity that looks to end world hunger by handing out livestock along with agricultural training to those in need, is running an “End the Curse” goat drive. Please click the title of the story to read more!
The Rozell Family stopped in for a tour of the Heifer International Village over the weekend. Please click on the title of this article to see photos and read about their experience at the Village!
When Heifer International was founded in 1944, Dan West and his fellow brethren started sending heifers overseas for war relief efforts. Seagoing cowboys would volunteer to help transport the animals! Heifer Int'l has now started purchasing the livestock within the local country, which helps funnel money back into the local economy where the animals are purchased. According to this advertisement in 1946, the cost of purchasing a heifer and sending it overseas was $160. Now a Heifer can be purchased within the country for $500.
Photo Submitted By Joyce Brewer | Atlanta, GA
1966 - A photo of a Korean mother and her two children who received the gift of livestock through Heifer's mission efforts.