LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Considering a gift of some marshmallow or chocolate bunnies, or brightly colored eggs for Easter? How about a trio of real bunnies that provides nutrition and income or a flock of chicks that produces real eggsa gift from Heifer Internationalto help a family in need pull itself up out of poverty and hunger?
A gift from Heiferwww.heifer.org/catalogis perfect during spring and Easter, times of rebirth and renewal. Your gift of rabbits or chicks or bees or trees offers families the chance to renew their lives, to feed themselves, to earn an income, to build a sustainable and hopeful future.
Together with the animal gift, education and training provided by Heiferin environmentally friendly farming, animal health and management, crop production and diversityprovide life-changing tools that transform lives in more than 50 countries around the world, including the United States.
Since 1944, Heifer has helped more than 12 million families62 million men, women and childrenbecome self-reliant, become engaged citizens in their communities and countries, and become givers themselves through Heifers Passing on the Gift cornerstone. In this, a family pledges to pass on the first female offspring of their animal and/or their training to another family, multiplying the original gift.
Over time, through Passing on the Gift ceremonies and events, Heifer families help lift entire communities. No chocolate or marshmallow bunny could ever do that.
Heifers 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 50 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.