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CHRISTMAS IS THE TIME FOR GIVING!!!

Friday, December 7th, 2012

We who are fortunate enough to reside in the United States, undoubtedly the richest country in the world, have a duty, a responsibility, an obligation, if you will, to help those born into less fortunate circumstances.  More than half, over 3 billion people in the world, live on less than $2 per day.  This is less than a cup of Starbucks latte coffee, less than a gallon of gasoline, the same as two pulls on the dollar slot machine in Vegas.

www.heifer.org

Heifer International, a 69 year old non-profit group is dedicated to ending hunger throughout the world.  Heifer donates animals (cows, ducks, chickens, water buffaloes, goats, llamas, etc – 22 species in all) to villagers in developing countries, as well as to Americans in 13 States.

They then teach the recipients how to care for the animals, providing shelter, food and health needs.  They are also taught how to use the by-products (the milk, the eggs, the wool, the manure, etc.) to benefit them and their families for the present generation as well as for the next.

 And, through a program called ‘Passing On The Gift,’ the recipients of the donated animals are obligated to pass on the first female offspring to his or her neighbor.  Through their donations, eventually the entire village community benefits.

A Christmas gift from Heifer is the perfect gift for those people on your list who seem to have everything.   Your gift will help provide a family in need with a starter flock of 10-20 chicks;  alpacas prove the perfect fit for families in the Andes;  you can sweeten the Holidays with a gift of honeybees, etc.

Please visit the website:  www:heifer.org to discover how your Christmas gifts to families in need throughout the world will change their lives forever.

 

President Bill Clinton says it best:  “Today, Heifer is recognized around the world for its effective approach to ending poverty.  Because of Heifer, hundreds of thousands of families are able to feed their children and give them a better future.  Heifer provides much more than food – it brings hope and triumph of the human spirit.”

Heifer operates in 51 countries!  Here is a sample of the animals  (22 species in all) and some of the countries where families are helped.

 

COWS

Argentia

Romania

Bolivia

Ukraine

CHICKENS

Peru

Ethiopia

Rwanda

Cambodia

PIGS

Poland

China

Armenia

Cameroon

WATER BUFFALOES

Bangladesh

Thailand

Vietnam

Philippines

SHEEP

United States

Haiti

Bulgaria

Uganda

www.heifer.org