Green Living

Heifer.org – My Favorite Charity

The last two years I have not done any volunteering or donating (except for church). Before Penelope arrived I worked at the United Way of the Big Bend and was active in the Junior League of Tallahassee.

Volunteering was a big part of my life. But you know how it goes, have a baby and everything gets turned upside down.

I am finally in place where I can be giving of resources again. I love both the UWBB and JLT, but I feel called to be giving in a food related way.

I am so, so grateful to have access to real, traditional and organic foods and have the financial means to afford them. I know that not everyone is as lucky as I am and I want to do what I can to give back.

Heifer.org is an organization that caught my eye. I think the concept is just brilliant. The idea behind Heifer, is similar to the notion that it’s better to teach a man to fish, so he can feed himself, than to give a him a fish that will feed him only once.

So please, join me in donating money to Heifer.org. I would love to be able to pool our resources together as an online community and donate at least a thousand dollars.

There is over 1,700 Facebook likers on the Mama and Baby Love page, so that is less than a dollar from each of you to reach that goal.

Think of all the chickens we could donate, so a child can get the same benefits my daughter gets by eating eggs from a pastured chicken. With the amount of protein packed in one egg, a donation of one single chicken can make a life saving difference.

Think of how cool it would be to donate a whole cow, or several, so a family could have the healing power of raw milk. A good diary cow can produce four gallons of milk a day-enough for a family to drink and share with a neighbors.

Milk protein transforms sick, malnourished children into healthy boys and girls. The sale of surplus milk earns money for school fees, medicine, clothing, and home improvements.

So won’t you join me? Thank you so much for your support!

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  • Aprilcot
    November 30, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    What an awesome organization, thanks for introducing me to it! Just found out there's a volunteer group in my area in California, too.