Pack their Easter Basket With a Special Treat

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Mar 22, 2013) – This Easter, Heifer International offers families a unique twist on the usual Easter basket goodies of chocolate and plastic eggs–a gift that will change lives. Heifer International offers donations of a flock of chicks, a trio of bunnies or little lamb to love for a family in need-gifts that will bring joy and also lift a family out of poverty.

Take, for example, the story of Teju Thapa, a remarkable woman from a remote village in Nepal. She was the recipient of two nanny (female) goats and a billy (male) goat.  In a very short time those three have multiplied into 13 healthy goats. In addition to selling the goat milk she uses the manure and turns it into organic fertilizer for her gardens and fruit trees. 

Heifer International livestock donations are a unique and heartfelt way to honor the Easter spirit of sharing and caring. Each animal, along with extensive training, is donated to a family in need, providing them with better nutrition and marketable products. As the animal grow and reproduces, the family’s livelihood improves and they become benefactors themselves when they fulfill the commitment to “Pass on the Gift” of their animal’s offspring to another family.

For more information about Heifer International gifts, visit Heifer's Easter Gift Catalog.

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.