Rural People Helping Rural People
The IHC Calf & Rural Scheme is dedicated to partnering with farmers to make a difference in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.

Finding out your child has an intellectual disability can turn your world upside down. You can help provide vital support and information during an extremely difficult time for families - find out about how your donation is making a difference for families of children with intellectual disabilities.

You can either make a Virtual donation to the market value of an animal or pledge to rear and sell a calf or lamb on behalf of IHC.

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Down Syndrome Girl with Cows

Gabrielle is a young girl with Down syndrome who is growing up on a dairy farm on the West Coast. Your donations help families like Gabrielle’s get the support they need . Thank you for helping to make a difference, one animal changes lives. 

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You are changing lives!

Many families of children with intellectual disabilities in the rural community are struggling right now, your donation helps IHC reach out with expert support and guidance to more than 45,000 families.

Kerry and Steve live on a dairy farm, in a rural community about an hour out of Nelson, with their three young children.

They are Calf & Rural Scheme supporters and have also needed IHC’s help for their daughter Saryn...

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"It's Just What You Do"

The Country's Jamie MacKay interviewed Craig "Dairyman" Hickman on how he became involved with supporting people with intellectual disabilities through IHC's Calf & Rural Scheme. 

Have a listen and find out more about one of dairy farming's most prominent personalities

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Calf & Rural Scheme Newsletter

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IHC Rural Smile Club
 IHC is currently doing telephone canvassing to the rural community around New Zealand, you can check the details here

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IHC is very grateful for our sponsors support, and we thank PGG Wrightson – Livestock in particular for their long and generous support.

 

 

 

 

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