Heifer International (www.heifer.org) is an organization dedicated to ending poverty and hunger in the world through sustainable giving. The theory is that giving a way to make a living is a more successful way to help those in need.You can purchase plants and animals that will be given directly to families in need as a "living loan." Every family and community that receives assistance promises to repay their living loan by donating one or more of their animal's offspring to another family in need. This practice ensures project sustainability, develops community, and enhances self-esteem by allowing project partners to become donors.
This year, the Knit Nook wants to raise enough money for a Heifer Knitting Basket--two llamas and two sheep that will help four struggling families earn a living wage. From shearing to spinning, weaving and finally to selling woolen goods at market, the gift of a Knitting Basket will help struggling families earn extra income to break free from the grip of poverty and hopelessness. Over time, as that gift multiplies and more animals are passed on to help others in need, entire communities will be warmed by the precious wool of a Knitting Basket.
A Knitting Basket costs $500, but we have faith in the generosity of knitters and know that we can do it in time for Christmas!
And when you give a gift, you'll get a stamp on your Frequent Buyer Card! It's just our way of saying Thank You!
Please click here to find out more about Heifer!