|K.C. Joy, 8, and brother U.J., 4, the Philippines|
Years later, it would be a go-to for helping my kids understand what it means to help those in need, along with doing annual hat and mitten drives in our neighborhood for a local shelter. Heifer International's core mission involves animals children love—and a clear-cut way to do good for other families.
|Albert, 9, Kenya|
|Diego, 8, Guatemala|
This video does a good job explaining of how Heifer lifts families out of poverty:
Here's where our kids come in. Although there are many ways to give to Heifer International, children may especially appreciate gifting an animal to a family in need. You can give a goat, or share in giving a goat. You can give a heifer, or share the gift of one. You can give a water buffalo, an alpaca, a llama, a sheep, a pig, rabbits, honeybees, a flock of ducks, a flock of geece and a flock of baby chicks. It's all reasonable amounts—a flock of chicks is a mere $20. That's a few Starbucks runs.
|Mohammed Robin, 2, Bangladesh|
|Michele, 6, Guatemala|
|Mary Grace, 11, and Eden Mary, 6, the Philippines|
Your children will understand the importance of helping. Children thousands of miles away will have a better future. That's a gift for everyone.
Visit Heifer.org to learn more and check out their online gift catalog.
|Dil Sarah and nephew Palavi, 9 months, Nepal|
This post was produced with support from Heifer International.