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With only a few more days in 2014, the timing is perfect to make a transformative and tax savvy charitable donation to Heifer International. Donors interested in ending world hunger must make their charitable contributions by midnight on Dec. 31, 2014, in order to deduct them from taxes for the current year.

Tax-deductible, year-end donations to Heifer represent a sound investment in the improvement of our world. By giving the gift of a cow, or a sheep, or a goat, you will be the first in a chain of giving that can positively affect nine additional families in need. Each family that receives an animal passes on the offspring of the animal they received, helping transform their entire community. We call it Passing on the Gift®, and it’s the hallmark of our model.

According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics and the Giving USA 2013 report, individuals make 72 percent of charitable donations. For Heifer International to help move our farmers from poverty to empowerment, we need the generosity of donors and investors.

Our model creates sustainable change in project communities. We equip small-scale farmers with the tools needed to develop skills and resources needed to turn family farms into family businesses. In our more than 70 years, we have helped more than 22.6 million families, almost 2 million in the last year alone, improve their lives. Making a year-end gift to Heifer means you become part of the solution to hunger and poverty.  

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Allison Stephens

Allison began working for Heifer International in 2011 in Public Relations and is also a Public Affairs Officer in the Air Force Reserve. She graduated from Penn State University with a degree in communications. She is married, mother to baby "E" and proud bonus mother to a 13 year-old daughter.

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