Christmas shopping is in full-swing now, with all of its attendant stress. Is this a glove year, or a pajama year for Grandma? Can’t remember which we gave last year… Would Dad actually want a hat that holds 2 cans of beer? … Um, maybe not…
How about a goat?
For more than 65 years, Heifer International has been guided by the motto, “A cow, not a cup.” The strategy – to bring farm animals into impoverished communities world-wide, to teach the skills needed to raise, care for, and profit from these gifts, and to spread the wealth throughout the community by “Passing on the gift” – an agreement by the recipiant to pass along the first offspring of the new livestock. They have programs in 50 countries, including the US.
Just a suggestion, if you happen to be “stuck” for a gift idea… One year, we gave my Mama a Llama!
Check them out at heifer.org