It's that time of year when malls, electronics houses and toy stores are packed with holiday shoppers. But if you're struggling with the crowds or to find a truly unique gift for anyone on your list, consider attending a Living Gift Market at one of our Learning Centers. 

Living Gift Markets are events that display information about what Heifer gifts can do. Most have different booths and activities based on each animal we provide. There's a register, too, where shoppers buy gifts that bring an end to hunger. Heifer FarmHeifer Ranch and Heifer Village are offering these Living Gift Markets in the month of December.

If you're in the Little Rock, Ark., area on December 7, come on out to Heifer Village from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to browsing the animals gifts from the Gift Catalog, you'll be able to shop fairly-traded items from our shop, meet some live animals and make an ornament to take home. A week later on Dec. 14 and 15, drive out to Perryville, Ark., and enjoy Heifer Ranch after dark. They'll have lots of hot drinks to sip on, tours of the show barn and cookie decorating.

If you're in the Rutland, Mass., area the first couple weeks of the month, head out to Heifer Farm. They're hosing a Living Gift Market and other activities Dec. 7, 8, 14 and 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. You'll get to meet the farm animals, do some international crafts and take hayrides to the Global Village.

Admission to all these events is a non-perishable food item that will be donated to local food banks.

Give a gift that truly keeps on giving. Gift Different. Gift Heifer.  

Author

Annie Bergman

Bergman is a Global Communications Manager for Heifer and helps plan, assign and develop content for the nonprofit’s website, magazine and blog. Bergman has interviewed survivors of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, beekeepers in Honduras, women’s groups in India and war widows in Kosovo in her six years at Heifer. Bergman received her bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma and a master’s degree in Australian Aboriginal Studies from the University of Melbourne in Australia. Her hobbies include hiking, golfing, cooking, reading and walking her dogs.