CORNERSTONE: SHARING AND CARING

Sharing and Caring

HOW IT WORKS:

Cooperation and friendship are key components of all Heifer projects. Recipients of animals and trainings are expected to share what they learn with their neighbors. It's not uncommon for Heifer project recipients to share their animals' bounty, too. Families who receive draft animals often help till neighbors' fields, and people with chickens often share eggs.

IN ACTION:

Most of us have lots to share. Making a donation is an easy thing to do. Volunteering your time to help a nonprofit organization is great, too. But there are smaller ways to share and care that are also meaningful. Taking a meal to an elderly neighbor, offering an afternoon of babysitting to a tired parent or even just picking up litter so the park is nicer for everyone else are excellent ways to show you care.

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A 10-Year Old Donates a Goat

My name is Shiloh. I live in Durham, NC and I just turned 10-years old. I know I am so lucky to live in a family that is able to take care of me, but I know a lot of people can't take care of their families so I asked my friends to donate money to Heifer International for my 10th birthday party instead of giving me presents. I was HOPING to receive enough to buy a goat for a family and I DID!! I am so excited that a family will now have milk and cheese for themselves and to sell for profit!! Yay!! A goat!!! I hope the goat and the family will be very happy!! Love, Shiloh

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What Heifer Gifts Mean to Valentina

Valentina, a kindergarten student in North Carolina, shared, "I like helping people." Thank you, Valentina, for helping Heifer help people!

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Good Shepherd Sunday

...I had challenged the children of our congregation (ten children ages 3- to 11-years old) to help raise money to buy one sheep for Heifer. And when I gave them that challenge, one of the older girls said that they would raise enough for two sheep and the rest of the children cheered--they were very enthusiastic! Click the title of this story to read more.

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What Heifer Gifts Mean to Carla

Transitional kindergarten student, Carla, shared, "Heifer helps people!" If you would like to learn more about our mission, please click on the following link: http://www.heifer.org/ending-hunger/index.html.

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What Heifer Gifts Mean to North Carolina Student

A student at Hickory Day School in North Carolina sent us this photo, depicting their idea of a world without hunger. Thank you for sharing!

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What Heifer Gifts Mean to Reid

Reid said about his drawing, "Heifer gives a poor person a chicken." You can learn more about our chick donations here: http://www.heifer.org/gift-catalog/index.html.

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What Heifer Gifts Mean to Kinsley

Kinsley, transitional kindergarten student in North Carolina, shared that this photo depicts a family that "Heifer came to help because they didn't have food or drink." We are so glad you understand our mission, Kinsley!

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What Heifer Gifts Mean to Emmeline

Transitional kindergarten student, Emmeline, shared with us, "I helped raise money so you could give someone a cow." Thank you so much for your generosity, Emmeline!

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What Heifer Gifts Mean to Kylie

"A family just got the gift of a bunny," shared Kylie. Thank you for joining us in the fight against hunger and poverty!

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What Heifer Gifts Mean to Karson

India

Karson, a transitional kindergarten student, drew this scene to depict the Heifer project families in India that Heifer International has helped. We thank you for the thoughtful drawing, Karson!

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What Heifer Gifts Mean to Alex

Alex, a kindergarten student, explained to his teacher that he drew this image because

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What Heifer Gifts Mean to Jordan

Transitional kindergarten student sent Heifer International this drawing in support of our mission. We want to thank you, Jordan, for taking the time to share this with us!

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What Heifer Gifts Mean to Kayla

This sweet bunny was drawn by kindergarten student, Kayla. Thank you for sharing your artistic talents with Heifer, Kayla!

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What Heifer Gifts Mean to Charlotte

We were so pleased to receive your drawing, Charlotte! Thank you for sharing this cow with the Heifer International community!

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What Heifer Gifts Mean to Ella

Ella, a kindergarten student at Hickory Day School, sent us this beautiful drawing, along with a quote:

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Use Things and Love People

As a family we are so fortunate that we have all of the material things we need. My husband and I have tried to teach our children, from day one, to use things and love people, not the opposite. We started the tradition of collecting donations in lieu of birthday presents as a way to put this belief into action. Each year our kids choose which organization they would like to support. We have been touched by how many friends and family members give generously to the organization the birthday kid has chosen. We are a farming family and I think that this is why Heifer International is the organization that my kids are drawn to year after year. Click the title of this story to read more...