LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 14, 2012) – Sonora Dodd was the driving force behind the establishment of Father’s Day in 1910, to honor of her father, a Civil War veteran who raised six children on his own. This Father’s Day, you can honor your father by helping to lift another father and his family out of poverty and into self-reliance, with an alternative gift from Heifer International.
Heifer International gifts are a great alternative to ties and golf tees, because they help dads around the world do what they do best – provide for their families. What better way to honor your own dad? Heifer International gives both livestock and training to families in hunger, and helps them start small businesses to sell the extra milk, eggs and other goods their animals produce.
Take Ham Chhan, a husband and father in Tarapabng Chrab Village, Cambodia, who is using Heifer gifts of chickens, pigs and help with crops to lift his family out of poverty. And through Heifer’s Passing on the Gift process, gifts to Chhan and other project participants will help even more families in the region until 1,240 needy families are impacted.
With an attractive honor card, or even a Dad-approved Heifer International polo shirt, you can let your father know how a gift in his name will create sustenance for a family somewhere in the world. So this year, give a gift of compassion that will have impact for years to come in the effort to stop hunger and poverty.
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 call1-800-696-1918.
Photo by Russell Powell, courtesy of Heifer International