LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 12, 2013) – It’s hard to find the perfect Father’s Day gift for the dad who has everything. This year, a special and memorable gift can be found in Heifer International’s gift catalog. Choose a goat, chicks, honeybees or even a water buffalo that will help families around the world emerge from poverty.
In Heifer’s special Father’s Day video, kids talk about “Dad-mir-ation” and why Heifer International gifts are so much better than just another tie. A donation in Dad’s name provides livestock as well as tools and training that helps fathers around the globe lift themselves from hunger and poverty.
Fathers worldwide strive to care for their families, and a Heifer International Father’s Day gift does what no other gift can: it allows families around the world to become self-sufficient.
Sebastian Alvarado-Brizuela, a migrant worker in Honduras, found hope with Heifer International after his wife abandoned him and their four children. No longer able to travel for work, Sebastian had to beg for food from his neighbors and his children weakened and got sick.
Then Sebastian learned of a Heifer International cow project. Although the project centered around women, the local group invited him to join, saying he was acting as both father and mother to his children. Now his cow produces nine bottles of milk a day, his children are well-fed and the family’s income has grown enough to pay for schooling.
Whether in a remote corner of Honduras or in the United States, fathers around the world share the same dream of providing their children with a better life. That’s why Heifer gifts are the perfect way to celebrate Father’s Day and honor the men who raise families with love.
To choose a Heifer International gift, or to learn more about the power of a Heifer International donation, visit www.heifer.org/alt-gift.
About Heifer International:
Heifer International’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 more than 40 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant. For more information, visit www.heifer.org, read our blog, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or call (800) 696-1918.