— I just got the coolest catalog in the mail and surprisingly there isn’t a shoe or a toaster oven in site. Nope, this catalog is filled with rabbits, goats, chickens, llamas honeybees, ducks… well, you get the idea. I look forward to getting it every year partly because it gives me warm-fuzzies, but mostly because it is from one of my favorite charities.
You probably don’t know this about me, but charities make me nervous. Most things run by committees and board members make me nervous. I know how hard it is to get anything done with 2 people involved, let alone 100 people. I am one of these skeptical souls that really wants to know how much of my donation is going to help someone in need and how much is going to pay for their gorgeous headquarters.
I came across Heifer International years ago when watching tv. I love the word Heifer because I happen to enjoy cows both alive and as steak, so naturally they had my attention with the name. When I discovered that they help people obtain a sustainable source of food and income by giving them livestock, I was sold.
Take it away Alton:
I am going to make this short. If you are looking for a place to buy some good Karma, check out their web site. The printed catalog filled with furry animals is pretty sweet, but the online catalog does the job. Giving is very personal, so if this isn’t for you, I won’t be mad.
Oh, one last thing… if you are curious/cynical about a certain charity and want to find out stuff like how much revenue they make versus expenses check out CHARITY NAVIGATOR.