Thoughtful Last-Minute Giving is Possible With Heifer International

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Dec. 21, 2012)—Still searching for the perfect gift for the person who has everything? Heifer International has a thoughtful and easy way to show you care: charitable gifts of animals and resources that will help families around the world to lift themselves out of poverty.

Last-minute gifts don’t have to be hasty and impersonal if you choose to give a goat, a llama, or perhaps some chickens. These animals will to help boost a hungry family’s nutrition, and products like milk, eggs and wool can be sold for income that will pay for school and health care.

Your gift recipient gets a beautiful honor card describing the benefits of the donation made in their name, and you get the satisfaction of having given something far more meaningful than a gift card.

Ganga Khanal in Nepal experienced the power of a Heifer International gift. She had been rejected by her husband after she failed to produce a son. Despite his opposition, she joined a Heifer International women’s self-help group and received goats and training. Today she helps lead a women’s cooperative and run the co-op store. Her son now says, “The future looks bright for us because of our mothers.” A gift of $72 to Heifer International can help start another women’s self-help group.

Heifer International’s “Most Important Gift Catalog in the World” is full of life-changing animals, and premiering this 2012 season, we have exciting new gifts like biogas stoves, clean water, and the gift of education for a young girl in need. With so many options, the Heifer gift catalog has everything you need to give the perfect gift.

To see the full gift catalog, visit

About Heifer International:
Heifer International’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 more than 40 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant. For more information, visit, read our blog, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or call (800) 696-1918.