We can be very proud of the generosity and love our congregation has for the Heifer organization and their mission to help enterprising families increase their income in order to better feed and educate their children. As a result of our December alternative gift giving fund drive TPC will soon be sending a check to Heifer International for $9954.00.
It is interesting to note that in addition to the usual purchase of individual animals, one group of our ladies got together and spread the word that they would like to raise $480.00 to purchase 1 Knitters Basket (one each of llama, alpaca, sheep, and a trio of angora rabbits) but to their surprise their efforts resulted in enough for 3 baskets of the wooly animals. Another novel gift this year was that of a water well.
Because of Heifer’s ” Pass it On” policy that each family that receives an animal must pass on the first born offspring to another needy family means that it is a gift that keeps on giving. One cannot imagine the total impact of what your gifts of animals and wells will have around the world not only in 2017 but for years to come.