1 World Ave
Little Rock, AR 72202
Community Engagement Coordinator
Description of Organization:
At the heart of Heifer’s work is a notion similar to tzedakah: that it is our duty to help those in genuine need.
Our founder, Dan West, felt the call to do what he could for others. As a farmer from Indiana, he spent time as a relief worker during the Spanish Civil War. He soon discovered that a meager cup of milk rationed once a day to weary refugees was not enough. AND THEN HE HAD A THOUGHT: What if they were given cows?
Heifer International grew from that thought, not a cup but a cow. For more than 70 years we have remained true to this idea – though we now give many different types of livestock. Our work, which also provides environmentally friendly agricultural training, is the spark families need to lift themselves out of poverty. Since 1944, we have helped more than 30 million families in 125 countries, including the United States.
Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:
Bnai Mitzvah Projects:
Heifer International believes that young people like YOU have the power to change the world! At Heifer, we’ve learned that young people can be our most powerful spokespeople. We’re glad that you are helping to end hunger and poverty, because when we all work together, great things happen. Here are some ideas:
Minimum Age to Volunteer:
Offer family volunteer opportunities?