I’m drawn out of my Holiday Hiatus by Nathan Bransford’s holiday charity drive to help Heifer International. If you haven’t heard of this fab charity, they give meaningful gifts of hope to hungry families around the world through livestock, training, and other assistance. Heifer takes the words “Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish, you feed him for a lifetime” very seriously.
My kids have raised money for chickens and goats before through our church, and I can attest to the personal connection it helps kids make between their charitable donation and helping other people around the world. And cute animals don’t hurt!
My pledge: I will be making a $20 donation, to purchase a flock (yes, an entire flock! for $20!) of geese. BUT, for every comment made to my blog, I will donate an additional $1*, up to a maximum of $150. At $150, we can purchase a llama!! And how cool is that?
So, please leave a comment below, tell me your wishes for 2010, and spread the word.
It’s a llama, people! How can you say no?
*unless I change my mind and decide to donate more
TO LEAVE A COMMENT: Click on “comments” below, or Click here and then scroll down to Post a Comment. Enter your comment, select Comment As . . .Anonymous (if you want) and then click Post Comment.
UPDATE 12/31: Thanks for all the great comments! I’ve decided to make my full pledge donation ($150) – because I can’t say “no” to the llama! I made my donation through Rothfuss’ Team Heifer page, so that he would match my donation with another 50%. Hopefully that will mean a couple extra flocks of geese, and not half a llama!