|Forum topic by mmh||posted 12-03-2009 09:03 AM||913 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
12-03-2009 09:03 AM
Well, I realize that times are pretty tough for many of you but I thought I’d share some insight on a charity that I have given to in the past and presently still active with and feel that it is worthy of mention.
Heifer International is an organization that helps families around the globe (including the USA) by showing them how to raise live stock or other self sustaining food sources such as bees. They provide the animal(s) and educate them on proper husbandry techniques and are able to consume the milk,meat or honey, and then sell what they do not eat to purchase other essentials, including clothing and basic school fees to send their children to school. Part of the program is to also share future generations of the animals to give to other families in their community. Thus, the chain of self sustinance is continued and all can prosper by receiving a source of good protein and start a means of income. This is not just a hand out, it’s an opportunity for them to help themselves and to share with others.
Please take a look at their website and if you are able, a small donation of $20. will pay for a family to receive chicks that could mean dinner and an education for a family in need. You can also select larger live stock and brag that for Christmas “I bought a goat!”. Your friends and family will think you’re nuts, but we know better!
-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe