Why donating a farm animal could be the perfect Christmas gift
This Christmas, change lives by donating farm animals as gifts to families in need. Gift options include donating a dairy goat or donating one dozen chickens. Your donation will be the Christmas gift that keeps on giving, as a farm animal gift can provide families in rural communities with hope for the future.
Families who own a farm animal can earn additional income and access nutritious food. Evidence shows that the consumption of animal-source foods contributes to healthy child growth and development.
As well as goats and chickens, you can also choose pigs and sheep in our Gifts for Good catalogue. To help you decide which farm animal you would like to gift, we’ve listed how each one can change a family’s life.
Donate a goat to charity
One of the major reasons to donate a goat is that they are easy to breed and, when they do, most will have twins. More goats means more milk, and more livestock to sell.
The meat and milk from a goat is highly nutritious and provides a good source of vitamins and minerals. The manure from a goat is also an effective fertiliser that can be used on the family’s crops, and encourages vegetables to grow in abundance.
Donate a one dozen chickens to charity
For a family in a rural community, donating one dozen chickens can secure a healthier future. Chicken’s eggs contain high amounts of calcium and vitamin A, providing the children with essential nutrients. Chicken eggs are in high demand in rural communities, and so they can easily be sold at markets for additional income.
Another reason to donate chickens is that they are easy to care for. Busy parents can leave their children in charge of looking after their chickens, giving them a sense of responsibility while learning important life skills.
Donate a sheep for charity
Sheep milk has one of the highest concentrations of essential nutrients, even higher than milk from cows or goats. This milk aids in growth and development, and is perfect for young children. Using sheep milk, families are also able to produce cheese and yoghurt.
Another benefit of donating sheep is that their wool can be used to weave local textiles. Families can then sell the textiles they create in their local community.
Donate a furry friends bundle to spread even more Christmas cheer
If you can’t choose just one farm animal to donate, you don’t have to! Our Furry Friends Bundle combines three of our most popular animals and is a great way to make a lasting difference.
Each Furry Friends Bundle comes with two sheep, two pigs and a dozen chickens. When you donate a Furry Friend’s Bundle, you can feel good knowing that you are supplying a reliable source of nutritious milk, eggs and more to help families who need it most.
Gift a farm animal and change lives this Christmas
Donate a farm animal this Christmas. No matter which animal you choose, you are improving the livelihood and wellbeing of a family who needs your help.