Art With Heart: Heifer International

    Hey there!~ Sorry for the delay— we’ve been dealing with coughing and colds and just came from the dr’s office with a diagnosis of bronchitis for Audrey. Sigh….tis the season!

    Anyhow—- we are now in the second week of Advent AND the second weekend of celebrating “Art With Heart!” Where $10 of a specific print goes to a great charity! Taking part is easy! All you do is buy the charity print in the shop— you get the print, and I donate $10 per print to the charity of the week! 

   This week’s Charity print is “Country Nativity.” I thought this print would go perfectly with this week’s charity— “Heifer International.”

     Heifer International is a great charity to give to that does good all over the world. We have had gifts given in our name to this organization in the past, and we feel like its time we got in on the giving fun!
    The idea behind Heifer International is that they provide a means for families all over the world to support themselves by helping them gain the means to start their own business through raising animals. According to their website, Heifer International explains that “Giving an animal is like giving someone a small business, providing wool, milk, eggs and more. Animal donations can provide families a hand up, increasing access to medicine, school, food and a sustainable livelihood.”

   Depending on the amount given, you can buy a ‘share’ in an animal, a whole animal, or a whole start-up flock of various animals that will help a family start earning a decent living wage and feed their family. Animals that can be bought include ducks, chickens, rabbits, sheep, goats, pigs, llamas, and even honey bees!

   As a fiber art lover, I’m partial to the idea of helping someone get a sheep— they can not only harvest the wool, but also use the meat to sell or feed their family. Sheep are such a dynamic animal to raise (plus, lets face it, they are fuzzy and cute.)

   If you are feeling the urge to give a little this Advent, i would be so honored if you’d help me support this very worthy cause! And I’d love to send you a print in the process!~!

   Thanks so much, and wishing you a Blessed Advent!~

*Photos used in this post come from Heifer International

One thought on “Art With Heart: Heifer International

  1. This is one of my favorite charities because it helps people to be more independent and provide for their families with a sustainable farming gift. For many of her later years, I would gift my Mom a donation in her name to Heifer, They send you a sweet gift card to use and information on your specific gift offering. She was so thrilled and loved that gift more than anything I could have given her. There is something wonderful about knowing that your gift can help someone else live better.


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