Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most-used evaluator of charities, is advising Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to donate some of his fortune to Heifer International.
The Little Rock-based Heifer was one of six organizations on the list Charity Navigator created for Bezos, who last month asked his Twitter followers for ideas about how to share his growing net worth. Bezos is the world’s third-richest man.
In a piece posted on Buzzfeed, Charity Navigator said: “Heifer International is an organization focused on ending world hunger by empowering impoverished people and providing them with sustainable solutions to hunger. Rather than providing a single meal for a hungry family, Heifer provides its beneficiaries with sustainable agriculture that will benefit them by providing both food and a reliable income. Heifer International has a three-star rating from Charity Navigator.”
ABOUT HEIFER INTERNATIONAL
Heifer International’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. For more than 70 years, we have provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. We currently work in more than 25 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become self-reliant. Our goal is to help 4 million families achieve living incomes by 2020, which will allow them to feed their families daily; educate all their children; and have proper housing, water, hygiene and other essential resources. For information, visit Heifer.org, read our blog, follow us on Facebook, on Twitter or call 888.5HUNGER (888.548.6437).