Heifer International gifts: Buy the cow. And the goat, and the flock of chicks.
We love end-of-year charitable donations (or any time of year) to deserving organizations, and we've always been fans of Heifer International
. Especially now that they've made it even easier to help a family take care of itself through your donation--and it happens to make a fabulous Christmas gift too.
is an amazing nonprofit that for years has been working to end world hunger by giving milk cows, goats, and flocks of chicks to impoverished communities--all to help the communities help themselves. And this year, they've added their own Christmas Wish List
that makes it really easy to find a way to give that most resonates with you.
For example, you can decide to give a goat
(or just a share of a goat), which will provide one family with up to a ton of milk a year--and the family can give their goat's kids to other families and help spread the love. It's so much fun to get your kids involved too; they really love helping you decide on just which gift resonates with them too.
You could also decide give a flock of starter chicks, which will eventually produce about 200 eggs for a family can eat and sell. Or hey, give a family a stove, help a community grow trees, or provide fresh water--so many of the things we're fortunate to take for granted ourselves.
Not only do these gifts keep on giving--what they give is food, water, and empowerment. Not bad things to find under the Christmas tree. -Lexi
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