Each night of Hanukkah is an opportunity to reflect on life’s blessings, and the purpose of Heifer at Hanukkah is to help children and families learn how giving can be more than charity, through providing self-reliance—the highest level of tzedakah. The gifts in Heifer's gift catalog also reflect the concept of tikkun olam, or "repairing the world."
A donation to Heifer International provides farm animals, training and more to impoverished families around the world. They are given a hand-up, not just a handout. The goal of Heifer at Hanukkah is to help children appreciate the importance of charity and how their charitable contributions help repair the world and lift families from poverty to self-reliance. Children learn that Heifer families feed themselves with the milk from cows and goats, and the eggs from chicks and ducks.
Mark Feuerstein, one of the stars of USA Network’s Royal Pains, says the idea of “giving people something that can help repair their economic well-being and the future generations of their family with livestock is so beautiful. Heifer International is working to repair the world—one family at a time and one animal at a time.”
This year, as your family celebrates the Festival of Lights, help bring light to a family in need.
ABOUT HEIFER INTERNATIONAL
Heifer’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. For 70 years, 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 30 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant. For information, visit www.heifer.org, read our blog, follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @Heifer or call 888.5HUNGER (888.548.6437).