Barb Oakes was looking for something meaningful to do after retirement. When she received a gift catalog in the mail, she knew Heifer was an organization she could get involved with. Since she began volunteering in 2002, Barb has seen Heifer’s amazing work all over the world. Most impacted by Heifer’s practice of Passing on the Gift®, she established the Barbara Oakes Endowment to ensure that even more families will continue to improve their lives for decades to come.

We ran into Barb at a Seagoing Cowboys celebration in Medford, Indiana, during Heifer’s 70th anniversary last year. She agreed to visit with us on camera about her history with and love for Heifer families around the world.