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2012-08-14 02:26:26

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Heifer International will host "Beyond Hunger: A Place at the Table," on September 21, 2012 at the Montage Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. The event will be co-hosted by Diane Lane, Nina Jacobson, Jane Fonda, Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt and Tracey Ullman. Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson will be honored for their support of and commitment to Heifer International's goals. Proceeds from the evening will directly benefit Heifer's mission to end hunger...

2012-02-27 11:41:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Farm Journal Foundation announced its Farmers Feeding the World campaign's largest single commitment to date, with a $1 million grant to Heifer International. Through the Farm Journal Foundation's commitment to Heifer, the organizations will identify communities in both the U.S. and developing countries that would significantly benefit from the gift of livestock, as well as training in animal husbandry and basic smallholder...

2011-12-01 12:14:00

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There's a reason that animal gifts are popular right now. The idea is fun; the animal is cute, easy to give as an alternative gift and is readily available from several organizations that all tout it as a means to help impoverished communities become self-sustaining. But it takes more than an animal, and only one organization works to that end--Heifer International. For more than 67 years, Heifer International has recognized the cow,...

2011-10-19 12:00:00

Giving now easier than ever with first in-app donation shopping function LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heifer International today announced that iPad® shopping app Catalog Spree is featuring its 2011 "Most Important Gift Catalog in the World." This marks the first donation shopping function within an iPad catalog shopping app, giving shoppers a new and convenient way to purchase alternative gifts for friends and family. Heifer works to end...

2011-10-11 12:00:00

'Most Important Gift Catalog in the World' reflects true giving spirit LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Coming soon to mailboxes across the United States is Heifer International's 2011 "Most Important Gift Catalog in the World," a one-stop shopping experience where the gifts always fit, are always appreciated and never wear out. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111011/DC84225 ) There are no big-screen televisions, no music players, no sweaters,...

2011-09-21 11:15:00

Food security, income for Haiti's rural residents goal of five-year program NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heifer International has committed to help rebuild rural communities and to improve economic opportunities through livestock inputs and management in Haiti as part of the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting. Founded by former President Bill Clinton in 2005, CGI brings world leaders from a variety of backgrounds together to create partnerships that...

2011-07-23 00:00:40

Nation's leading animal health company focuses philanthropic efforts on helping U.S. families raise livestock Madison, NJ (PRWEB) July 22, 2011 To help educate impoverished families in the United States about how to farm successfully, and to promote self-sufficiency and fight hunger, Pfizer Animal Health has made a $65,000 contribution to Heifer International"”world renowned for its efforts to end poverty and protect the environment. "We're helping farmers establish themselves so...

2011-06-07 12:04:00

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heifer Foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary this year by continuing to provide an enduring funding source for Heifer International's programs to end world poverty and hunger while also setting a course for aggressive growth. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110607/DC15655) Heifer Foundation was founded in 1991 to provide ongoing financial backing for Heifer International's philosophy of "passing on the gift" by...

2011-06-02 10:00:00

GREENFIELD, Ind., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As global food insecurity reaches all-time highs, Elanco seeks to be an example of how one company can impact this growing crisis. Today, the company announced its commitment to end hunger for 100,000 families globally through a partnership with Heifer International. Elanco, a division of Eli Lilly and Company, a leading global pharmaceutical corporation, is also dedicated to helping create a hunger-free community for children around its...

2011-04-22 09:46:00

CHICAGO, April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, April 15th, 2011 Mediaplanet published one of the most comprehensive guides to Conquering Hunger and distributed it to millions with the help of the Global FoodBanking Network, Feeding America, and Heifer International. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100820/CG52983LOGO) Ellen Gustafson Discusses World Hunger and Its Relation to Rising Obesity Rates: Ellen Gustafson, founder and executive director of 30 Projects, argues...