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In this section of Heifer International's Online Press Room, you will find news releases about Heifer's projects and programs. Releases are listed chronologically and archived by year.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Dec. 26, 2012) – As the end of the calendar year approaches, it’s time to round out your charitable contributions for the tax year, and Heifer International urges you to include the struggle against hunger and poverty in your philanthropic efforts. Because Heifer International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, donations are tax-deductible. Donors must make their charitable contributions by Dec. 31, 2012 in order to deduct them from taxes for the current year.
This article appeared on the Huffington Post on Nov 23, 2012. Sure, Black Friday is that perfect holiday hangover cure that gets you to stop stuffing your face and start filling up on discounted electronics, clothing and furniture. But while you’re digging through the department store sales, you can also take a moment to use your credit card for good on the biggest shopping day of the year.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Dec. 21, 2012)—Still searching for the perfect gift for the person who has everything? Heifer International has a thoughtful and easy way to show you care: charitable gifts of animals and resources that will help families around the world to lift themselves out of poverty.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Dec. 17, 2012)—Rehabilitation work is underway in the Philippines to help Heifer International project participants begin the long recovery from Typhoon Bopha, which struck the southern island of Mindanao on Dec. 4, 2012.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Dec. 14, 2012)—It’s not too late to finish your holiday shopping online! This weekend only, when you give $200 worth of Heifer International’s heartwarming gifts on shop.heifer.org, you’ll get free three-day shipping for honor cards to your recipients. You’ll also get the free expedited shipping for gift shop items reminding your loved ones of the donation made in their name.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Dec. 10, 2012) - Heifer International sent a photographer to the Philippines over the weekend to document damage and record existing state images in the wake of Typhoon Bopha, which struck the southern island of Mindanao last week with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains. The photographer will return to the area in late January, along with a World Ark writer to record the situation and report on long-term agriculture rehabilitation plans.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Dec 7, 2012) – Heifer International will host its first corporate partnership conference on Dec 10-11, at Heifer Village in downtown Little Rock. The summit, referred to as “Beyond the Bottom Line: Creating Shared Value Through Partnership,” will discuss the opportunities in public and private collaborations with a focus on values-based development and market-driven development. Visiting corporate partners include Elanco Animal Health, Danone Ecosystem, Garnet Hill and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Dec. 7, 2012) - Heifer Philippines country staff continues to assess damage from Typhoon Bopha, but project officers and partners in the Sta. Jose community in South Philippines are reporting a number of homes damaged or destroyed, drowned livestock and lost crops.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Dec. 7, 2012) – Heifer International is delighted to welcome former heads of State and Government Members of the Club de Madrid as the organization holds its 2012 conference in downtown Little Rock from Dec. 17-18. This year, the meeting is focusing on solutions to gender inequity throughout the democratic world.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Dec. 6, 2012)-- Christmas presents on your mind? Heifer International is offering a new online experience, called “Heifer International’s Christmas Wish List,” that allows gift-givers to explore the fun and the meaning behind the charity’s unique Christmas presents – gifts of animals and other resources to families in need.