Give a goat as a gift

With the proliferation of catalogs being sent and delivered this Christmas season, the tendency is to immediately throw them in the trash, unless, of course the lady of the house gets to them first. Most of these catalogs look very much alike and offer discounts and specials for most every type of merchandise imaginable.

This year, as with most years in the recent past, many homes will receive “The Most important Gift Catalog In The World.” Please do not throw it away without first carefully reading and looking at every page, then you will not want to dispose of it and hopefully will want to participate in one or all of the programs this marvelous catalog, send out by a marvelous organization has to offer.

Since 1944, Heifer International has worked to bring help, healing and hope to millions of impoverished families worldwide. In its first 60 years, Heifer has assisted more than 10 million families. In areas where hunger and despair once prevailed, Heifer programs have reinvigorated communities through livestock, training and “passing on the gift.”

Heifer International works in the areas of livestock and agriculture to develop programs that alleviate hunger and poverty.

Instead of money, Heifer International serves the world by providing livestock and training, gifts that are saving lives every day. How can you participate? It’s not too late if you’re still looking for the perfect holiday gift.

How about giving a goat for $120 to a starving family somewhere in the world that will provide them with up to several quarts of nutritious milk a day, a ton of milk a year helping that family lift itself out of poverty, maybe saving their lives.

Don’t like the goat idea, then try a pig for $120, a sheep for $120, a trio of rabbits for $60, a flock of chicks for $20, a gift of honeybees for $30, a llama for $150, a water buffalo for $250 or tree seedlings for $60.

Whatever you choose contact Heifer International at www.heifer.org/catalog or call them at 1-800-422-0755. There are few better ways to share your blessings with the world than with the things people really need to survive.

Joining with Heifer International will change your life.

About Chris Elkins

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