Skip the chocolate. Give a cow

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Want a gift that will really impress your Valentine this year? Show him or her how big your heart really is by giving a gift from Heifer—a cow, a goat, a flock of chicks or trees.

This Valentine’s Day, choose one of Heifer’s touching animal gifts and send an animated Valentine's Day e-card to your special someone. The unique present of a goat or llama is sure to win their heart!

Gifts to Heifer help kiss hunger goodbye. You enjoy the feeling of extending your hand in hope and help, and a family somewhere in the world receives the much-needed help of an animal and/or training, providing it the life-changing tools to survive and even thrive.

A cow, for example, provides a family in Uganda milk to nourish themselves and their children, and milk to sell for income. An alpaca in South America provides wool for warm clothes and to sell at market. An oxen provides muscle to pull a plow to plant a field to grow crops, and manure to fertilize and increase production of those crops.

And in each of these cases, the partner family agrees to Heifer’s cornerstone, Pass on the Gift, passing on the first female offspring of their animal, their education and training to another family, multiplying the original gift. With this, helping a single family helps lift an entire community.

What heart-shaped box of chocolates can do that?

Give a Valentine that creates lasting change with Heifer, and this year help kiss hunger goodbye. Show your love that you are dedicated to helping end hunger and poverty. It's a bold move with a meaningful message—a surprise they will never forget.

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 U.S., to help families and communities become more self-reliant.

For more information, visit or call 1-800-696-1918.