Great charity-- give chicks for Christmas!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Rillion, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. Rillion

    Rillion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...or goats, heifers, sheep, pigs, water buffalo, rabbits....

    I got a catalog from Heifer International today, and think it's such a cool idea. Their plan is to help families all over the world to become self-reliant by donating animals to them, with the agreement that each family will in turn donate one of their animals' young to another similarly struggling family, and so on.

    You can buy an animal or a share of an animal (for example, a goat costs $120 but a share of a goat is $10) in someone's name, and then that person will receive a card telling them about the gift made in his/her honor. Heifer International has been around since 1944, so I'm surprised to not have heard about them before now. But now that I have, I am going to buy a few flocks of chicks ($20 each) for families in Cameroon, Nicaragua, or South Africa.

    Orders have to be made before December 4 to be delivered by Dec. 24th, though, so keep that in mind!
     
  2. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    I LOVE Heifer International!! A friend of ours even gave us a "gift" from them as a wedding present! This is one of my most favorite charities around!!! [​IMG] I love how their policy doesn't stop at the gift, but rather they have to pass on offspring to others. Kind of the "pay it forward" idea!
     
  3. kagedgoddess

    kagedgoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ive heard f this before. heres another site ... www.thehungersite.com just clicking e0ach day feeds the hungery. theres tabs at the top and clicking on those sites donates books, cancer research rainforest stuff and others. they also have Awesome items for gifts.
     
  4. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
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    There's one close to where I grew up. School kids can take field trips there. They have replicas of different villages from around the world where the volunteers that take the animals to the people, live for a while and learn what to expect. It is really cool.

    Shelly
     
  5. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    that is awesome I will have to send some chicks [​IMG]
     
  6. Rillion

    Rillion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You mean Heifer Village in Little Rock AR?

    Hmmm, that's about five hours from me. Sounds like it might be worth a trip!
     
  7. Good idea! I just told Hubby about it and he liked the idea of giving to charity like that. Can't do it this year, dont' have anything to give, but that's something to look foward to next year.
     
  8. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    My sister-in-law is a member of that organization, they helped with her greenhouse and they spend a lot of time staring at my chickens when they are there.
     
  9. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    I donate everyyear in my dad's name. He has every gadget he'll even need, so it's become an ongoing thing, last year I bought a llama. He gets great use of it, when he goes to see clients in January and asks how thier holidays went and the other guy says he got another golf gadget that doesn't work, Dad comes out with "Know what you mean my girl bought me a Llama, last year it was a goat".
     
  10. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
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    Quote:You mean Heifer Village in Little Rock AR?

    Hmmm, that's about five hours from me. Sounds like it might be worth a trip!

    [​IMG] That's the one!

    Shelly
     

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