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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 4, 2012) – Tucked in with the sweets in your Easter basket this year you may find a gift that won’t bust your diet. A Heifer International gift, presented with an adorable, easy-to-print card, will bring prosperity to a family elsewhere in the world for years to come.
Heifer International this year is urging shoppers to consider a different kind of Easter gift – one that will provide new life for people in genuine need. As this shareable infographic shows, the average person spent $18.55 on Easter candy last year. Twenty dollars could buy a flock of chicks from Heifer International that would help feed a family for a lifetime. And while a single Cadbury Crème Egg has 20 grams of sugar, a real egg provides 6 grams of precious protein.
Heifer International gifts are life-changing for the participant families, starting with better nutrition from milk and eggs. The families can sell the surplus products, making money for things like school and medical care. Recipients are transformed into donors when they Pass On the Gift of their animal’s first offspring to another family in need.
Heifer International is offering two special gifts this Easter as a unique way to honor a loved one. The “Hatch Hope” Easter Basket contains chickens and rabbits that can provide eggs, protein, and manure for struggling families. The “Hoppy” Easter Basket is filled with shares of a sheep, heifer, goat, rabbits, and a flock of ducks and chicks. Playful printable cards allow you to show your loved one just how their gift will make an impact.
When you give a Heifer gift at Easter, you show your loved ones that true renewal is possible, for people all over the world. Easter is the time for family connections and new beginnings. Help bring new life to another family by including Heifer International gift in your holiday this year.
About Heifer International
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 40 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant. For more information, visit www.heifer.org or call 1-800-696-1918.