The Holiday Table: Heifer International

heiferHeifer International is a charitable organization that funds gifts to help families achieve self-reliance. They do this by providing them the tools they need to sustain themselves, and it’s thanks to the generosity of donors like you. Your donation to Heifer International can fund projects right here in the United States. Projects in Arkansas and Appalachia help by improving access to nutritious food and increasing income through business and community development. The work of Heifer International involves helping farmers increase production and linking them to new markets, which will, in turn, increase their revenue. They are also working with local schools to build community gardens and encouraging farmers to meet the demand for locally grown grains and produce.

An Armenian Farmer

An Armenian Farmer

In other countries, such as Armenia, Heifer International helps farmers by providing them with proper equipment so they can grow enough food for their livestock. The places where Heifer has helped are seeing a 25% increase in milk production.

To see more ways you can help put food on the holiday tables of people around the world, Browse The Catalog of gifts; or see other ways you can help.


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Karen Eidson is telling the world way too much about her, whether they want to know it or not. She writes about her life of living full time in an RV, eating a gluten free diet, things she does for fun, and things that are important to her. She makes you look at photos of her grandchildren, talk about her husband's survival of oral cancer, and shows you things she has made. You know you want to look.


  1. I love this idea! Helping people in our own backyards. Not that I am against helping other countries, but I do feel that we need to start here at ‘home’ and give stepping stones rather than stumbling blocks (enabling). I plan to look into this further and since I love critters… well, I could go on FOREVER about that! 😀 Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a wonderful idea! I really like the thought of community gardens attached to schools, as in addition to the food produced, it’s a great way to educate and exercise.

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