2019 Our Promise Campaign Kickoff

Posted by Teresa On Wednesday, August 28, 2019 0 comments

“Now remember, when it’s three fifteen you want to take a break and donate to Heifer Int’l.” That’s what you’d heard, if you passed by the Heifer International table at the Our Promise Campaign Kickoff at the State Capitol. Heifer’s Our Promise campaign code is 315. Frank, a Sacramento Heifer volunteer, came up with the clever mnemonic to help everyone remember Heifer’s campaign code.  

It’s late August and time to kickoff State of California’s Our Promise campaign! The campaign brings together California state employee donors and non-profit organizations to support communities and causes. From September 1 through October 31, state agencies and departments inform and educate employees on opportunities to donate. Employees can make one-time donations or on a recurring basis through payroll deduction.

Heifer Sacramento volunteers at the Our Promise Campaign kickoff. 
For Heifer Sacramento volunteers, this is one of our favorite events that we look forward to every year. We love to talk about Heifer’s approach to eliminate hunger and poverty around the world. Often, visitors to our table are new to Heifer. But we’re always pleasantly surprised to meet someone already familiar with Heifer that stop by to say hello. Sometimes the story is that a grandparent had made a donation on their behalf. Other times a friend is a donor to Heifer and told them about Heifer’s work.

A big thanks to the kickoff organizers for a well-run event and up beat musical accompaniment. Also, a big shout out to all the attendees. We are grateful for your engaging, inquisitive interactions, and positive energy that always leave us energized.

Are you looking for speakers for a campaign event at your workplace?
Contact us. Heifer Sacramento Volunteers have speakers for your event.

Are you holding a non-profit fair at your department or agency?
Contact us. Heifer Sacramento Volunteers would like the chance to table at your fair.

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Happenings with Heifer Sacramento Volunteers

Posted by Teresa On Sunday, September 23, 2018 0 comments
State of California Our Promise Campaign

The State of California kicked off its 2018 Our Promise campaign with a non-profit fair on the steps of the State Capitol in August. The Our Promise campaign allows State employees to make one-time or recurring donations to charities and non-profits from their paychecks.

The Heifer Sacramento Volunteers were present to spread the word about Heifer International’s work and to remind State workers that #315 is the one to pick on their campaign forms. If you are looking for speakers for your workplace campaign event. Send us a message and we'd be glad to arrange for a volunteer speaker.

How can a recurring donation help? It is easy on you, the donor. Pick a comfortable amount. Set it and know that you are giving Heifer a regular donation over the course of a year. A recurring donation of $10 a month adds up to $120 a year. Your donation goes to create small businesses that increase income, improve food security, and teach tools for sustainable farming. These are foundation to empower communities to: work together, solve problems together, reap benefits together, make lasting change, and take ownership of their future.

Don't forget about Heifer's Passing on the Gift. When Heifer participants pass on the gift, which often still remains as the first female offspring of gifted livestock, the gift includes passing on knowledge to others in need within the community. This means that through Heifer's approach, your donation doubles all by itself. The person that received your help then becomes a donor. How cool is that?!! 
Sacramento Heifer Volunteer Cheryl asks 'What will $10 buy?'
The Combined Federal Campaign for northern California federal employees has also kicked off. We welcome the opportunity to come talk about Heifer International at your campaign event.

Alternative Gift Fair

Each year Heifer Sacramento Volunteers participate at alternative gift fairs at community churches around the Sacramento region during the months November and December. At the fairs, we offer donations to support the work of Heifer International in place of gifts of material goods few of us need more of to honor of friends and family. Hand crafted items made by our volunteers are also available for donations at these events.

Our first scheduled alternative gift fair for the 2018 season will be at the Carmichael Presbyterian Church on Sunday, November 4. Come out and support Heifer! More locations of gift fairs will be posted as they are scheduled.

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Run with Heifer in April 2018 at Giant Race Sacramento

Posted by Teresa On Sunday, March 04, 2018 0 comments

Heifer Sacramento Volunteers are partnering with the San Francisco Giants at the annual Giant Race fun run on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. at Raley Field in West Sacramento.  All ages and fitness levels are welcome to walk, jog, or run the 5k or 10k routes on the banks of the Sacramento River.  Funds raised will support Heifer International and other charitable programs including the S.F. Giants Community Foundation.  We look forward to seeing you at this fun activity!!

Heifer International participants get special discounted race entry fees:
$40 for adults (savings of up to $25) and $5 for kids 

All finishers will receive a tee-shirt and medal.

Sign up today with Heifer at https://fundraise.heifer.org/GiantRace

We have three easy ways to participate!
1.   Register to run the race with Heifer
·        Use the DONATE button
·        Donate $40 to Heifer International
·        Type “Registering for (5 or 10) K race” in the Comment box
·        You will get a promo code to complete you race registration for fee
·        Complete your race registration here
2.   Fundraise for Heifer
·        Use the JOIN TEAM button to set up your own fundraising page
·        Share it with friends and track your fundraising progress!
3.   Donate to Heifer
·        Use the DONATE button
·        Select your amount for a one time donation
·        Credit a friend fundraising for Heifer by entering their name in the box above the amount 


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Thank You for Supporting Heifer Projects in Guatelmala!

Posted by Heifer Sacramento On Saturday, February 25, 2017 0 comments
On Sunday, January 29, an afternoon of storytelling by Mary McGrath, Ray Tartar, and Angela James partnered with world musician Bob Wren was enjoyed by all at Westminster Presbyterian Church. This was the second storytelling fundraiser organized by Heifer Sacramento volunteers, this time in support of Heifer projects in Guatemala. Attendees of all ages... young, old and in- between... were captivated by tales told with music from around the world.

Thank you to Mary McGrath, Angela James, Ray Tartar, Bob Wren for sharing their talent entertaining a packed house with timeless stories. Thank you to Mr. Luis Perez for bringing handcrafts from Guatemala to lend color and beauty to our event. And thank you to all volunteers that made our storytelling fundraiser for Heifer Guatemala a terrific success.

Top left to right: Angel James, Bob Wren, and Ray Tartar.
The big hall at Westminster Presbyterian provided a cozy and comfortable space for all to enjoy the stories with space to visit the Heifer displays before and after the event. Many attendees stayed afterwards to learn more about Heifer's work, enjoy refreshments, and shop for handmade items imported from Guatemala. These items were brought by Mr. Luis Perez, owner of El Maya located in Old Sacramento.  Mr. Perez generously donated part of the sales at the event to Heifer Guatemala.

Mary McGrath and Robin Aurelius tell a story to a rapt audience.
Funds raised from this event will be matched by an equal gift to Heifer International and dedicated to Heifer projects in Guatemala and. Some of the Heifer projects in Guatemala benefiting Mayan participants that these funds would support include planting of trees to prevent erosion andlandslides, better nutrition through diversity of protein sources, and help with development of much needed disaster plans.

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Join Us at Heifer Tales!

Posted by Heifer Sacramento On Sunday, January 08, 2017 0 comments
Set your calendars for Heifer Sacramento's Fundraiser - Heifer Tales! 

Sunday, January 29, 2017 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church (1300 N St. Sacramento)
Tickets through Eventbright
Recommended donations: adult $10; child $5; family $20

All proceeds and donations will be dedicated to Heifer Projects in Guatemala. A match gift to Heifer International will double every dollar raised from this event!

Learn more about Heifer's work in Guatemala.

"This storytelling event goes much further than other types of fundraising events: walkathon, marathon, golf tournament, or crab feed. It includes children in the spirit of fun. It's truly a family event.

Storytelling brings adults and children together and share an experience in imagination. It puts a focus on shared values, explores ideals of behavior, and a way to share cultures in the drama of a story."     --- Mary McGrath

We look forward to seeing you there on Jan. 29th!!!!

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