2012 Heifer Foundation Golden Talent Award

Posted by Heifer Sacramento On Thursday, December 27, 2012 0 comments
The Heifer Foundation recognizes annually an individual or family project recipient that has taken “a minimum of resources and converted it into a sustaining source of income and other resources, while also helping other families and the community at large” through it's Golden Talent Award.

What is the Heifer Foundation? The Heifer Foundation was founded in 1991 to develop and manage an endowment to support the work of Heifer International. It is a separate non-profit charitable organization assisting donors with various planned giving instruments that meet their needs.  
While the details of how the Golden Talent Award came to be are lost in history, it is purported to have begun as an award developed by Heifer International’s Asia/South Pacific team for their programs in the early 1990’s.  The award was so well received that that team recommended expanding it to encompass all of Heifer’s international programs, which the Heifer Foundation did.
As operated currently, staff from each country program nominates an individual or family to the Area Program Team at Heifer International Headquarters for consideration. A selection committee consisting of dedicated Heifer volunteers from around the U.S. lead by Steve Denne, COO/EVP of Programs, selects 15 winners to receive special recognition of their excellence in sustainability. One winner is selected per country each year.
The winner receives a cash award of US$1,000 provided by Heifer Foundation.  Out of the total award, US$800 goes to the project community and $200 is designated as a cash gift or in-kind gift to the family or individual.
One of our very own Heifer Sacramento volunteer participated on the 2012 selection committee. Laurie Heller has been volunteering with Heifer Sacramento for 2 years.  Laurie said enjoyed the experience working with the selection committee and remarked that ‘The nominees were all amazing people!’
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Double your Impact on Hunger and Poverty

Posted by Heifer Sacramento On Monday, December 17, 2012 0 comments

A group of generous donors is offering to match your gift to Heifer International – up to a total of $438,000! Make a gift today and you can help Heifer reach twice as many people with the tools and trainings they need to build a better future and lift themselves out of poverty. This holiday season, partner with a group of generous donors to help ignite change in the lives of millions who are poised to come out of poverty.
With your help today, twice as many malnourished children will have milk to drink. Twice as many anxious parents will be able to pay for school fees. And twice as many impoverished families will be able to move closer to self-reliance!
Plus, because each family who receives Heifer livestock agrees to Pass on the Gift of offspring to help another family in need, the impact of your gift today will continue to multiply even for generations to come.

Make a gift today!
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International Volunteer Day 2012

Posted by Heifer Sacramento On Friday, December 07, 2012 0 comments
International Volunteer Day 2012 was two days ago (December 5th), but every day is a great day to celebrate the committment and hope for a better world that every act of volunteering represents.

Heifer International's blog post on this event featured thoughts from Heifer Sacramento's very own Suzanne Awalt on her experience as a Heifer community volunteer. Go Suzanne!
Coincidentally, the Heifer Sacramento group of volunteers gathered together on December 5th to share a meal and celebrate a great year of learning, collaboration, and committment to improve lives, empower communities, and care for the earth. We did indeed celebrate volunteerism on that day, even if it was just a coincidence!

Cheers to all our fellow Heifer volunteers around the country and to everyone who gives their time and energy to make the world a better place! Keep up with all the good work!

If you're interested in volunteering for Heifer International and are in the Sacramento area, drop us a line. We have a great group of volunteers and are making plans to do more to support Heifer International next year.
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