“Giving an animal is like giving someone a small business, providing wool, milk, eggs and more. Animals can provide families a hand up, increasing access to medicine, school, food and a sustainable livelihood.”
I saved one of my favorite goat gifts for last, because you can purchase it and email it to your friend ON Christmas if you want! (I say this from experience, as I do this almost every year! Oh, procrastination).
As goat owners / lovers, we appreciate everything they can offer – meat, milk, fiber, companionship, and with some effort, cheese, yogurt, kefir, butter, fudge, ice cream, caramel – you name it! The bounty of goats is plentiful, hence the cornucopia. Through Heifer Project International, you can share goats with people across the globe, in honor of your friends. HPI’s mission (http://www.heifer.org/ending-hunger/) is to end poverty and hunger by equipping people with the tools, education and livestock to help themselves and help their community. Check out these articles on the success of HPI with goats:
For $120 you can send a goat to a family in need or simply purchase a $10 share of a goat. Fill out HPI’s online form with your friend’s contact information and they will receive a cute e-card thanking them for the donation. Though $120 is a lot to spend on 1 person (for me at least), every year I buy $10 shares for several different friends, knowing that at least one goat is making its way across the world to rescue a family from poverty. Give your friends a warm fuzzy feeling this holiday by making this charitable donation in their name!
Here is the link to donate a goat, or a share: http://www.heifer.org/gift-catalog/animals-nutrition/gift-of-a-goat-donation.html
That concludes my Gifts for Goat People series! Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and for sharing it with your friends. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season filled with love and joy! Merry Christmas everyone!