Charity, Holidays

This Christmas Give to Heifer

The Heifer catalogue is here! You know the one- “The Most Important Gift Catalog in the World”!

heifer international, giving, charityI’d received these catalogues for years, but this was the first year I talked to my kids about what this organization actually does. In short- Heifer provides the tools necessary to help families be self-sustaining. One of the biggest ways they do this is through their animal program. Yes, animals are tools! Purchasing an animal through the Heifer program can empower a family by providing them with products that can be sold such as milk, eggs and honey. 

Flipping through the catalogue, my kids and I saw the faces of happy Heifer recipients in Ghana, The Phillipines, Malawi… and learned about how their lives were transformed by Heifer gifts.

heifer international, giving, charityOne family in Rwanda began to earn $3 a day selling the milk produced from their animal. Because of the money they earned, they now have a water tap in their compound and electricity in their home.

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My kids kept flipping through the catalogue: Water Buffalos, goats, chickens…

…Rabbits? What do rabbits do, Mommy? Umm. I didn’t know how to answer. I knew they didn’t produce drinkable milk or eggs or honey so they must produce…


Yes, and it’s used to fertilize crops so that families can grow vegetables.

Kids love when poop is part of learning.

Besides The Most Important Gift Catalogue, there are also TONS of beautifully filmed videos on Heifer’s YouTube channel that go into detail about everything they do.

Here’s a great video with Alton Brown explaining how Heifer transforms communities and why animals are better than tractors.

So how do you purchase an animal and help a family through Heifer’s program? I’ll make it easy for you. Simply click here.

At the core of Heifer’s philosophy is passing on the gift. When families are gifted an animal they pass on the first female offspring of their livestock to another family so that they may have the same opportunities. This is the ultimate GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING!

heifer international, giving, charityAfter you choose your animal gift, you can continue the fun with your kids and make this goat DIY project. Then, post a selfie, and share your Heifer experience. 😉

Happy Holidays, friends. May it be merry and bright. xo

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[This post was produced with support from Heifer International. All opinions are, of course, my own.]

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