This year our Lenten Alms will be donated to the Heifer International Organization. Heifer works in 25 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become self-reliant by providing livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training.
Their mission is to end hunger and poverty, while caring for the Earth. Click on the image below for more information about our "Fill the Ark" Lenten Alms project.
Lenten Almsgiving: We've reached our goal! Alleluia!!
This is the last week we will be collecting for our Lenten Almsgiving project. As of Easter Sunday, we have raised $6,500.00, which includes the children's Mite Boxes. Our Ark is ready to set sail to help those around the world. Wherever hunger, poverty and many times hopelessness are found, our Heifer animals will provide the "olive branch" of peace and opportunity. Our Ark of healthy, hardy animals will go forth and multiply, improving the lives of these communities many times over, as they pass on these gifts to others in need. Thank you again for your incredible support and we look forward to setting sail to our Ark next week!
This very moving video is entitled "No Longer a Beggar: How Goats Changed Chasha's Life." Please take a moment to view the video here on how the gift of a goat can impact a family. It's a beautiful story of the joy, rewards and dignity that gifts of animals can provide.