Has anyone helped out (or heard of) with the Heifer project? It's a really great organization and is more then a handout. Basically what is does is provides people in need with livestock. For example they'll give a person or a village a heifer, provide support in the feeding and caring for the animal, even provide AI. The village or person can then sell the surplus milk and calves for money, use the fertilizer for their crops. This is much better then giving a person a bag of rice or grain, because the cow can provide food for years. The also provide chickens, sheep, goats, pigs, ducks, geese, llamas and even honeybees and water buffalo. They not only work in Africa but in the US and all around the world. Anyway just thought I'd share. It's a really neat project. Heifer Project I always like to donate money to charities, but sometimes it's a little vague what those charities actually do.