Friday, September 21, 2012

Caring Causes: Heifer International

If you like the idea of charity gifts, you can check out Heifer International. Adults who give animal gifts can share the full wonder of that gift with children through a new animated character. Sarah the Goat will show children how a goat, chicken, cow or other animal can bring a family from poverty to self-reliance. Sarah the Goat provides a fun and interactive gift-giving experience for kids ages 5-10. Youngsters will learn about animals like bees or llamas, and the benefits these animals would provide to a needy farm family somewhere in the world. 

Hunger is a problem that children can easily grasp, and every day Heifer International sees how passionately many kids want to be a part of the solution. Sarah the Goat is an accessible, enjoyable forum for children to learn and engage with the help of their parent, grandparent, or another generous adult. With Sarah the Goat as a guide, the choice of which animal to give rests in the child’s hands. Kids can select, once they understand the potential of these dynamic animals, which kind of animal they’d like to donate, based on their gift-giving budget.

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 more than 40 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant.

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