All of us know someone who is difficult to buy for, who really doesn’t need anything at all as far as traditional gifts but whom you would still like to honor. Charitable gifts in their name are a great way to go! One of my favorites is Heifer International, an organization devoted to ending hunger by offering more than a temporary fix.
By giving families a hand-up, not just a hand-out, they empower them to turn lives of hunger and poverty into self-reliance and hope.
With gifts of livestock and training, they help families improve their nutrition and generate income in sustainable ways. They refer to the animals as “living loans” because in exchange for their livestock and training, families agree to give one of its animal’s offspring to another family in need. It’s called Passing on the Gift – a cornerstone of their mission that creates an ever-expanding network of hope and peace.
Read some of the inspiring Success Stories from their partners around the globe that have had their lives changed as a result of Heifer’s work.
You can make a donation for any amount of money, but you can also select exactly how/where you want it to be used anywhere in the world including here in the USA. You can donate an amount that will buy anything from seeds and gardening supplies to a flock of chicks for $20 to – well, a heifer for $500 or a camel for $850! They will send a beautiful card to the recipient of the gift showing them how their gift will be used The gift catalog is here.