Sacramento HeiferTails Fundraiser Event – Get Your Tickets!!

Posted by Heifer Sacramento On Saturday, August 01, 2015 0 comments
HeiferTails: Uplifting Stories from Around the World
Join the Heifer Sacramento Volunteers, talented local storytellers, and musicians for an afternoon of storytelling for kids, teens, parents, and grandparents.

Sunday, September 20, 2015  3:00 - 4:30 pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 N Street, Sacramento (free parking in rear lot)

Ticket prices: $10 for adults, $5 for children, and $20 maximum for families
Purchase tickets at HeiferTails Eventbrite page.

Proceeds from HeiferTails will go to assist Heifer International communities in Nepal affected by the 7-plus magnitude earthquakes on April 25 and May 12, 2015. Other generous donors have offered to match new donations for up to $10,000! Every dollar you give will be doubled!

Can't attend the event? You can still be part of this effort. 
Make a direct donation to Heifer Nepal’s Disaster Rehabilitation Fund  

This Fund helps our partner communities assist families with the immediate needs of people and livestock, long term recovery, and rebuilding livelihoods. This Fund goes far beyond basic relief.  It establishes a revolving fund that Heifer communities in Nepal can draw on to rebuild and continue their remarkable work.

Want to learn more about what is happening with Heifer Nepal?
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Help Heifer Project Families in Nepal

Posted by Heifer Sacramento On Saturday, May 02, 2015 0 comments
As a result of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake last week, Heifer project families in Nepal have suffered significant loss of property, including their homes and livestock that donor generosity has provided them. The full extent of damage is still being tabulated — roads are clogged with debris and power and communication lines are still down.

Several days ago, Heifer staff in Nepal were able to reach some of the affected areas. At least 6,300 project participant homes across 12 districts had collapsed while another 1,900 families have sustained major damage. Heifer families also lost at least 1,500 animals. These numbers are expected rise.

For the most recent information regarding our Nepal projects, please visit the Heifer online blog here, which includes a map of the earthquake affected regions. It will be updated as more information is received from Heifer staff in Nepal.

Heifer International has identified an urgent funding opportunity to reach project families to meet their immediate needs, like food, tarps, mats and other shelter supplies.

Donate to the Nepal Disaster Rehabilitation Fund now.

Your response right now will determine how quickly our Heifer families in Nepal will be able to recover from this devastating earthquake.

Thank you for your support during this time of need. Please keep our Nepali project families in your thoughts.

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Sacramento/Chico/Redding Regions Earth Day events

Posted by Heifer Sacramento On Thursday, April 09, 2015 0 comments
Looking for 2015 Earth Day celebrations in Sacramento/Chico/Redding areas? Here are some of Earth Day events that Heifer volunteers will be participating in.

Come by our table and say hello!!

April 19 Sacramento Earth Day (Southside Park, Sacramento)

April 21-22 Butte College Earth Day Celebration

May 2 Endangered Species Faire (Chico)

May 16 Walk on the Wildside (Beachlake Preserve)

May 17 Day on the Farm (Soil Born Farms)

Name That Goat - Help Heifer name some newborn baby goats at the Heifer farm!

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Making it Happen on International Women’s Day

Posted by Teresa On Sunday, March 08, 2015 0 comments
March 8 is International Women’s Day. Heifer International celebrates women the world over who work to feed their families, become small business owners, and educate their children among many other tasks they perform for their families.

They grow 60-80 percent of the food in developing countries yet own less than 1 percent of the Earth's land. Despite making up half the world's population, women have been marginalized in most societies throughout human history. Heifer International invests in women small holder farmers to relieve malnutrition and help create business owners that generate a sustainable income for their families.

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Women also spent much time collecting fuel to cook for their families. This effort to chop, collect and carry biomass for miles can take hours, cutting into the time they need for other chores like fetching water, caring for children, working the fields and herding animals. Cooking with open fires is also a huge health risk. Smoke inhalation contributes to millions of deaths every year. World Ark contributor, Erik Hoffner interviews author Gautam Yadama on his book Fires, Fuel & the Fate of 3 Billion: The State of the Energy Impoverished, a new book that takes a close look at this global problem.

Learn more about how you can help Heifer International's work in empowering women farmers to help feed the world.

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Wow, what a fantastic celebration! The Heifer Sacramento Volunteers pulled off an amazing community celebration for Heifer International's 70th anniversary on October 18.

We wanted it to be fun, engaging, and hopefully well attended. By the grace of all the hard work of all the volunteers, Heifer staff, gracious donors, dedicated congregational and community organization supporters, and the marvelous space that St. Mark’s United Methodist Church provided the perfect setting for the event it all came off in a spectacular fashion.

Want to see a great 3 minute video of the event? Here it is. 

Our volunteers share some thoughts of the event....
Clockwise - Pet a chick; Laurie Heller setting up for the event; John Brewer and 
Rosa Rodriquez, Heifer Project Ecuador Director; Judy Zlatnik and  Kirk Fujikawa
At our Sacramento Heifer Volunteers' 70th Celebration, I got a larger sense of the breadth and depth of Heifer's presence over the years. A key moment was when the honorees from the various congregations all stood. I saw so many people with long and strong histories of connection with Heifer. Inspiring! – Cheryl McKinney

Clockwise - Connie George at the Ecuador table; John Brewer showing his love for Heifer;
Davis Community Church members with Jill Kilty Newburn
I enjoyed meeting the wonderful people who have supported Heifer over the years. 
– Frank Losco
Clockwise - Attendees enjoying the activities and interaction; Rosa Rodriquez;
Bill Beck and friend; Sue Bennett explaining the What's for Dinner activity 
Engaging activities for young and old, great food catered by Whole Foods, unforgettable speeches, a chance to meet old friends and make new ones! Bill Beck added so much to the day with humorous and heartwarming stories of his early experiences with Heifer as a sea-going cowboy. The audience was spellbound! And what a treat to have Rosa Rodriquez, director of Heifer Ecuador, come all the way from Quito to be at our event! We were deeply touched by her words, spoken from her heart to ours, as each of us was reminded why we support Heifer's work in the world. - Judy Grimshaw

Clockwise - Rev Dr. Bill Beck, the sea-going cowboy; Grant High students; a full house!
I scanned the room and sensed the wealth of wisdom and faithfulness among Heifer's friends, old and new. Passing on the Gift was represented thousands of times as these advocates for ending hunger and poverty shared the Heifer story over many, many years. Another indication of the power that is in all of us sharing Heifer's good news. 
– Suzanne Awalt

Watch this fabulous 3 minute video synopsis of the event. It's great!!

From the depths of our hearts, everyone at the Heifer Sacramento Volunteers, want to extend our thanks to each and every person and organization that helped us pull off this amazing gathering. We have an amazing community!

Want more? Check out this video of northern California Heifer volunteers visiting projects in Ecuador.
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Heifer in Sacramento is a grassroots volunteer group in Northern California, with a common goal of fulfilling Heifer International's basic mission - "To end hunger and save the earth by passing on the gift to others." We are an extension of Heifer International and together we are improving our world and the lives of resource-poor families while building the foundation for a peaceful world in practical, down-to-earth ways.