Year-End Donations to Heifer International Are Tax-Deductible

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Dec. 26, 2012) – As the end of the calendar year approaches, it’s time to round out your charitable contributions for the tax year, and Heifer International urges you to include the struggle against hunger and poverty in your philanthropic efforts. Because Heifer International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, donations are tax-deductible. Donors must make their charitable contributions by Dec. 31, 2012 in order to deduct them from taxes for the current year.

You may already know the joy of including Heifer International animal gifts in your holiday giving. Heifer International uses tools like livestock to bring self-reliance to struggling families, but these projects consist of more than just an animal. Training in animal care, earth-friendly agriculture and gender equity all provide the foundation for lasting change.

That’s why a tax-deductible, year-end donation to Heifer International represents a sound investment in the improvement of our world. Your gift will multiply, because every family receiving a Heifer International animal promises to “Pass on the Gift” of their animal’s first offspring to another family nearby.

Heifer International’s model of creating enduring transformation in its project communities is known to be an effective solution to poverty, not just a one-time Band-Aid. Making a tax-deductible contribution to Heifer International as part of your tax planning means you are a part of that solution.

Heifer International is a reputable charity where your donation will be used responsibly. Learn more about making a tax-deductible, charitable contribution.

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.