Carroll High School is continuing its holiday tradition of raising money for Heifer International. Last year, Carroll was able to raise more than $3,000 for the charity. In 2010, Heifer’s unique community development model assisted more than 191,000 families with gifts of animals, training, and Passing on the Gift. In addition, members of 238,000 more families received special training that included sustainable farming techniques; and another 539,000 families received significant benefits directly.
Heifer International is an organization that provides livestock to families in the poorest of nations (Tanzania, Zambia, Kenya, and others as well as to needy families right here in the United States). Each gift becomes a continuing investment – there are heifers that give milk… chickens that produce eggs …. sheep that provide wool… and the list continues. A heifer can be milked to provide food as well as a means of income for a single family or an entire village. When the heifer produces a calf, the gift is ‘passed on’ – to another family within the village – continuing the cycle of a self-sustaining investment.