Working internationally, Heifer International provides sustainable help to end poverty. Heifer provides more than just funds--they provide training and organize long-term projects to ensure success.
Heifer International is best known for supplying cows to remote villages or poverty-stricken nations, teaching the recipients how to care for the animals and maximize the cows' output. This training helps not only individuals, but families and even entire communities find a road out of hunger and poverty. Heifer supplies other animals, as well, including goats, chickens, fish and even bees. They also fund and assist projects to support areas stricken by natural disasters, as well as numerous other wide-spread projects that bring hope to entire communities.
Various churches in the Denver area have provided donations to Heifer International. Using a program presented by The Big Moo Canoe, children at First United Methodist Church of Fort Collins have been doing projects for their families and neighbors to raise donations to send to Heifer International. Their goal is to collect $250 to purchase an animal for a family sponsored by Heifer.
Youth from various churches in the area, including Deer Park UMC, attended YouthQuest April 9-11, where they participated in activities to deepen their faith and their relationships with each other. During the weekend, gift shops at the location near Buena Vista, Colorado sold items to the campers, with proceeds also donated to Heifer International. The campers raised enough money to purchase a cow. Previously, Deer Park has collected a special offering at Christmas for Heifer, as well as distributing Heifer catalogs.