Thursday, November 11, 2010

November & December 2010: Heifer International


Last year I received a gift catalog from Heifer International, and I promised myself that next holiday season I would donate 10% of Hint's profits to this organization as one of my Christmas presents.

In 1944, Dan West, a Midwestern farmer and the visionary behind Heifer International, decided to make an impact on world hunger and poverty by organizing a shipment of 17 young cows from Pennsylvania to families in Puerto Rico. These heifers, the cornerstone of the organization, not only supply milk but are also a continual source of community support for each recipient agrees to pass on the first female offspring to another family in need.

I love this concept that through one act of giving more opportunities for passing on abundance are created. I'm looking forward to helping Heifer International build sustainable communities.