Create a wedding registry that makes a difference

Buying the perfect wedding gift is every gift-giver’s goal, but there is so much to choose from these days. No one wants to give someone something that will end up in the couple’s garage sale a few years later. Gift givers want something that will be appreciated for a lifetime.

Now, imagine doing that, and making a world of difference.

The perfect choice is a wedding registry with Heifer International, where in addition to china, crystal and appliances, gift givers can choose from a cow, a goat, honeybees, trees or seeds—but not just for the bride and groom. The cow, goat or bees will go to a family in need somewhere around the world to provide food, income, hope and opportunity.

It’s a chance for friends and family of soon-to-be-weds to help others not one, but two families begin a new life.

Through Heifer International's gift registry, a couple can create a home page displaying their photo and a statement about why they support Heifer. Gifts on the registry may include chickens, sheep, dairy cows, honeybees and other food- and income-producing animals.

Heifer's mission is to help people to help themselves. By donating a gift of livestock, seeds or trees, you can enable a family to feed themselves and generate an income. Heifer requires project participants to Pass on the Gift of the first-born female offspring to another family in need. Thus, the gift keeps on giving—and helping others.

Gift-givers can browse Heifer’s gift catalog of truly meaningful gifts ( and give a gift to help children and families around the world become self-reliant. They will be amazed at the difference charitable giving and a simple gift animal can make in the life of a struggling family.

At the same time, friends and family can read about exactly what their gift will provide. Through the registry, couples are able to see who has contributed, allowing them to easily keep track of gifts and thank people accordingly.

Most newlyweds receive an abundance of china, stemware and silverware to pass on to their grandchildren, but with a Heifer wedding registry, they will also be able to pass on a better world to future generations.

A Heifer wedding registry is a living demonstration of love.

Heifer’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. Since 1944, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer is currently working in 50 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant.

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