Giving Tuesday Offers Charitable Way to Gift, Nov 27


Observed for the first time this year, Giving Tuesday is a charitable alternative to the excess of the holiday season, where presents can change lives instead of simply changing hands.

Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to include alternative gifts in this season’s holiday celebrations. Unlike Black Friday or Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday demonstrates that holiday shopping can be about both giving and giving back. By purchasing a Heifer International gift on Giving Tuesday, you can help combat hunger and poverty among families in dire need while checking someone off your gift list.

Gifts like a flock of ducks ($20), a llama ($20-150) or a water buffalo ($25-250) can provide rural families with products like eggs, milk, manure and draft power, enabling farmers to grow their family businesses. Additional income from Heifer International gifts can be used for school, medicine or other household improvements. Heifer International’s charitable reach extends to 42 countries, including China, Nepal, Brazil, Rwanda, Armenia and the USA. Based on the simple idea of giving families a source of food rather than short-term relief, Heifer has given millions of families the gifts of self-reliance and hope.

Heifer International is supported by celebrities such as Ed Asner, Adrian Grenier, Susan Sarandon, Kirsten Dunst, Jane Fonda and Allison Janney, among many others.