Get a Jump on 2011 Taxes by Donating to Heifer International

LITTLE ROCK, Ark, (April 18, 2011) – Today is Tax Day and millions of Americans are filing their returns and reviewing their deductions from the past year.  Today is also an opportunity to plan for important tax deductions that will be claimed on 2011 taxes, and a donation to Heifer International is one simple way of helping families across the globe.  Heifer International is a non-profit organization that allows supporters to make a donation, via, that will help a family in need of food, income and sustainability.

A tax-deductible donation to Heifer provides a family, which may be on the other side of the globe or right here in the U.S., a cow, goat, sheep or other animal, along with training for its care and training in environmentally friendly agriculture. It’s a gift that makes a difference—one that can actually save a life or provide a hopeful future for many. 

The month of April also is “Passing on the Gift” Month, a special time where families and Heifer supporters will join with project participants as part of a new, global tradition meant to bring positive change to our world.  The practice of “Passing on the Gift” is essential to Heifer's sustainable approach. All Heifer project participants who receive animals and training commit to passing on knowledge and at least one offspring of each animal to another family in need. In this way, a single gift can lift entire communities out of hunger and poverty.

There are several ways to donate.  Donors can choose from a variety of animals, or a “share” of the animal, with donations as low as $25.  Donations can also be made in the name of a loved-one, providing a one-of-a-kind gift that demonstrates your caring for those in need.  For more information on how you can donate, please visit for details.

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 50 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant.