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This holiday season I’m utilizing my blog to encourage the idea of spending less, and giving more. (Check out the kick-off post: Spend Less, Give More.) Yesterday I featured one of my favorite organizations: Charity:Water. Well, now I’d love for you to take the time to read about another favorite organization: Heifer International.
(Disclaimer: I do not own any of this media content, which is the property of Heifer International. Just using for informational purposes.)
(Image via Heifer International Facebook page.)
Heifer International’s mission is simple, but completely invaluable: “to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the Earth.”
I still remember years back when my dad’s friend Hope donated an animal in his name. We got the card that explains the gift and organization and I thought – wow, how cool. Since then all of the members of my family have contributed to Heifer International. Flocks of chicks, flocks of ducks, cows, goats – Hope’s gift truly did set the pass-it-on spark.
The awesome thing about donations to Heifer International is that the gifts these donations provide are about more than just a source of food. Take the chickens for example – chickens lay eggs, then those eggs can be used to feed others in the community or be sold in the market. The same thing goes for goat or cow milk, even honey from bees! This brings together agriculture and business – providing people a way to take care of their families, and helps build hope. The boost in commerce can transform communities!
Has someone donated to Heifer International in your honor before? Did it inspire you to pass it on?! Just think how your contribution can change lives! View the gift catalog and see how donations of all sizes can make a difference. Your contribution can set off the chain of events that lead to full bellies, thriving communities, educational opportunities, and more!
(Image via Heifer International Facebook.)
Children in Uganda with family chickens. Look at those smiles!