Give Back: Provide a Struggling Family with a Gallon of Milk a Day

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Looking for a way to bless someone at Christmas time? Consider the Heifer Project. This is a guest post from my daughter Natalie.

I first heard about the Heifer Project on a Hulu commercial, and it sounded interesting but I still wasn’t sure exactly how it worked. After doing a little research, I found that it is an amazing project with a unique goal and involves giving tangibly rather than by just donating money and not knowing what it’s going towards.

The Heifer Project gives  gifts of livestock and training, and 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 thier mission that creates an ever-expanding network of hope and peace.

For as little as $1o, you can purchase of a share of one of these animals, which can provide a struggling family with a gallon of milk a day. You can pick the gift to give, (an animal) the amounts ranging from $10 to $150, a great way to help anonymously and to teach the family the importance of giving to others.

Donating does not have to involve buying a share of one of these animals, there is a section of the website called “Where Most Needed,” where you can donate any amount that you want, and it goes to where the Heifer Project needs it most.

Get more information about the Heifer Project here and consider giving this as a family.

Heather Hazen November 14, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Great organization. We donated in my SIL’s name for her Christmas gift 4 years ago at her request.

I think they would save more money and be able to provide more families with milk and chicken if they would quit sending us pamphlet after pamphlet every other month :-\

We only donated once… and I am sure they have spent double what we sent in keeping us on their mailing list. Wish there was a way to stop the letters… then we might donate again.

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