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Helping Those Less Fortunate is on Everyone’s Christmas List

A Gift to Heifer International Will Give Joy This Holiday

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The old adage that it’s better to give than receive rings especially true at Christmas. With the holiday right around the corner, Heifer International is your go-to source for gifts that allow you to give to at least two people at once.

There’s no better experience than seeing the surprise and elation on the face of a loved as they open a gift from Heifer, especially when you both know it’s benefiting a struggling family a world away.

Visit the “The Most Important Gift Catalog in the World®” on our website and choose a meaningful gift that will help children and families around the world receive training and animal gifts that enable them to become self-reliant. These animals will help boost a hungry family’s nutrition, and provide products like milk, eggs and wool, which can be sold for income that will in turn pay for school and health care.

The gift of a heifer did just that for Alexandru Pop and his family in Romania. Alexandru used to work seasonally cleaning pastures and in construction but suffered an accident eight years ago. He was forced to retire due to his health and receives only $60 a month in government aid. Then he received a gift from Heifer International.

“I could hardly believe it when they let us know we were chosen to become project participants. It was perfect timing as we were thinking about replacing our old cow which barely produces milk and is 16 years old. My daughters love animals and milk is part of their daily meals. Since our Heifer cow, “Patch,” was born, the two girls come home from school and run to the cowshed to pet him, feed him and play with him,” Alexandru said.

When you give to Heifer in the name of a loved one, they will receive a beautiful honor card describing the benefits of the donation made in their name, and you get the satisfaction of having given something far more meaningful than a gift card—the gift of a chance for a better and resilient life.

About Heifer International:
Heifer International’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. For almost 70 years, 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 30 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant.

For more information, visit, read our blog, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or call 1-800-696-1918.

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