Whether you’re trying to declutter your home or just want to put the focus back on the true meaning of the holiday season, consider giving a gift from Heifer International.
This organization works to end poverty and hunger by helping people in impoverished communities get the tools they need to take control of their lives.
Some of the low cost gift ideas from Heifer International’s holiday catalog include:
- A Flock of Chicks ($20): A flock of chicks can help families add nourishing, life-sustaining eggs to their inadequate diets. The protein in just one egg is a nutritious gift for a hungry child. Protein-packed eggs from even a single chicken can make a life-saving difference.
- A Gardeners Basket ($20 to $170): Provide an impoverished family with all the tools necessary to start a sustainable farm tree seedlings, chickens to eat pests, worms and soil for rich compost and a hive of bees to pollinate crops and increase yields.
- Honey Bees ($30): As bees search for nectar, they pollinate plants. Placed strategically, beehives can as much as double some fruit! This gift can help provide a family with a package of bees, the box and hive plus training in beekeeping, which can be a livelihood or supplement a familys income.
When you give a gift from Heifer International, the recipient receives a beautiful card in the mail describing the benefits of the gift.
Personally, I like the idea of a flock of chicks as a gift because I think this would be the present a young child would be most likely to be excited to give.
My son isn’t old enough to fully comprehend world hunger, but he loves scrambled eggs and I think he would be thrilled to be doing something that would help a needy child be able to enjoy a the same nutritious breakfast.
Photo credit: Heifer International