As the end of the calendar year approaches, its time to round out your charitable contributions for the tax year, and Heifer International urges you to include the struggle against hunger and poverty in your philanthropic efforts.
You may already know the joy of including Heifer International animal gifts in your holiday giving. Heifer International uses tools like livestock to bring self-reliance to struggling families, but these projects consist of more than just an animal. Training in animal care, Earth-friendly agriculture, and gender equity all provide the foundation for lasting change.
Thats why a year-end donation to Heifer International represents a sound investment in the improvement of our world. Your gift will multiply, because every family receiving a Heifer International animal promises to Pass on the Gift of their animals first offspring to another family nearby.
Heifer Internationals model of creating enduring transformation in its project communities is known to be an effective solution to poverty, not just a one-time Band-Aid. Donating to Heifer International as part of your tax planning makes you a part of that solution. And Heifer is a reputable charity where your funds will be used responsibly; Charity Navigator, for example rates Heifer with three out of four stars.
Charitable donations to Heifer International are tax-deductible when you itemize deductions on your tax return, but hurry to make your contribution by December 31, 2012.
To see our full gift catalog, visit www.heifer.org/catalog.