Charity Details: Heifer International
Heifer International (Tax ID 35-1019477) is a humanitarian assistance organization that works to end the cycle of chronic world hunger and poverty and protect the earth. Through livestock, training and “passing on the gift,” Heifer has helped more than twelve million families in more than 125 countries improve their quality of life and move toward greater self-reliance.
Heifer helps build strong communities because each project participant agrees to pass on the gift of animal offspring, training, or skills to another family in need.
Since 1944, because of Heifer International, millions of people who were once hungry will be nourished today by milk, eggs and fresh vegetables. Families who for generations knew only poverty will build new homes and start businesses. They will send their children to school instead of to the fields to do backbreaking work. Best of all, each partner family experiences the dignity of sharing as they give one or more of their animal’s offspring to another family in need.