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Easter Giving Means Heifer International
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 27, 2012) – As shoppers load up on candy, flowers, and toys this Easter, Heifer International urges a new kind of generosity – a gift that will bring prosperity to a family for years to come. Heifer International gifts provide new life and fresh opportunity for people around the world.
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.
Heifer International gifts are life-changing for the recipient 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 their animal’s first offspring to another family in need.
When you give a Heifer gift at Easter, you show your loved ones that you truly believe in renewal, for people all over the world. Aileen and Roger Carag in the Philippines are two parents who experienced the rewards of these gifts firsthand. In 2008, they received 4 chickens, 1 water buffalo, vegetable seeds and a shovel from Heifer International.
Before the Heifer project, the family rarely ate meat. Thanks to Heifer’s assistance, their children can now take hard boiled eggs to school 3 times per week for lunch. “Before it was really difficult,” said Roger Carag, “but now we don’t experience that kind of hunger.”
Easter is the time for family connections and new life. Help bring that 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 (800) 696-1918.