Posts Tagged ‘Heifer International’

Heifer International — A Gift From the Heart

Monday, December 20th, 2010

My family and I started giving gifts from Heifer International (www.heifer.org) a few years ago, and it has been a great experience. In your loved one’s honor, you can give the gift of a share of a sheep, a flock of baby chicks or a goat that will provide income and food for a needy family.

Kids love to help pick out the gift. You can donate as little or as much as you like by buying shares of an animal or a flock, too, so this gift idea works even for young kids who want to contribute some of their own money. The organization provides beautiful gift cards to give to your recipients.

Check out this wonderful organization and choose a gift with your children. Is there a better way to add true meaning to the holidays than by helping someone else?

Heifer International: A Holiday Gift That Can Save a Life

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008


Every year, our family looks forward to getting Heifer International's
catalog in the mail and choosing a gift of shares of a sheep, shares of a pig, etc. that can make a
difference in the lives of families living in poverty around the world. 

But New Jersey-based writer Melody Moser, who blogs over at Journeys Near and Far, did more than just send a check. She visited Heifer Ranch in Arkansas, and learned all about the organization and the cool stuff they're doing.

Check out her post, share it with your kids and then visit Heifer International and make a donation. (You can also learn more by watching this three-minute video.) Is there any better way to celebrate the holidays than by helping those who are truly in need?