MISSION, KS — (Marketwire) — 11/22/12 — (Family Features) If you’re looking for something different to give as a holiday gift this year, you might want to consider a gift that’s more than just “stuff.” Many individuals and families are looking for alternate giving ideas that help people in need. And with one in eight people going to sleep hungry every night worldwide, there is plenty of need to be met.
One way you can give a gift that makes a life-changing difference is to shop via Heifer International, a nonprofit humanitarian organization dedicated to ending hunger and caring for the Earth. Heifer currently provides livestock, trees, seeds and training in environmentally sound agriculture practices to families in more than 40 countries, including the United States. Since 1944, Heifer has helped more than 15.5 million smallholder farmer families in more than 125 countries move toward greater self-reliance.
Heifer is drawing attention to the need and the opportunity to help through their “AltGift” and “NOW” campaigns, which, respectively, encourage honoring loved ones by giving alternative gifts, as well as showcasing the powerful success stories of women and families who can now improve their nutrition, generate income, and Pass On the Gift to others in their communities.
Here are some exciting ways you and your family can give an alternative gift that will help other families in need: