Heifer Gifts to Give that Live On and Enliven Communities

“If there is one thing I could give to the struggling people of the world it would be self-reliance. Everyone deserves the dignity of providing for themselves and their families. That’s why I support Heifer International.”
— Walter Cronkite,
journalist and Heifer supporter is bringing an end to world hunger through unimaginable blessings. Do you love giving gifts? I do, especially when I know that they are going to help entire communities. Sometimes around the holidays or as a birthday gift to a loved one, I give a flock, a gift of honeybees, or one of the many special live gifts they offer that provide better livelihoods. Generosity will never go out of style and there is nothing more beautiful than giving the gift of good health to someone. Are miracles like that possible? Yes, today, millions of people who were once hungry and nearing starvation, will be nourished by milk, eggs and fresh vegetables, thanks to generous gifts from Heifer supporters.

“Families who for generations knew only poverty will be building new homes and starting businesses. Children who once headed out to the fields to do backbreaking work will be heading into schoolrooms to learn to read. And people who never thought they’d be in a position to help someone else will be experiencing the joy of charitable giving.”

Here are some of the ways they make it work:

  • Long-Term Solutions: emphasizing community involvement as a global relief organization.
  • “Passing on the Gift” means recipients agree to share the offspring of gift animals with others in need, making them equal partners with Heifer in the fight to end world hunger.
  • Environment and Sustainable Development is taught to our project recipients to help them achieve sustainable agricultural production.
  • Animal Well-Being guidelines are strictly reinforced with professional veterinary training staff.
  • Disaster Rehabilitation, with long-term, sustainable development the goal of Heifer’s rehabilitation projects.

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Written by Lucille Chi

Lucy Chi loves good green design, ethical fashion, environmental art and education, renewables, holistic healing and more. She has been dedicating her energies toward finding and drawing attention to all the ways in which products, companies, and industries are moving toward creating a more sustainable world on the global scale, as well as the way individuals are moving toward living sustainably, and healing at the personal level.

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B.S. Cornell University, College of Human Ecology, Dept. of Textiles and Fiber Science.

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