You can go to sim dot org. That is the homepage for Serving In Missions. They have just come out with their new 2009-10 Christmas gift catalog. I know there are a couple of projects where you can give sheep for a handicapped person in Burkina Faso, give a cow to a widow in India, etc. You can't view the new catalog yet online, but you can sign up for a print copy of it to be sent to you. You could also call them and tell them what you are interested in donating for and they can tell you specifically where those projects are. Their US office is 800-521-6449nagada wrote:This is a little OT but the idea comes from the K unit on Goat. We just read Beatrice's Goat and Give a Goat. Now I think we want to do something like that.
Is Heifer International a good organization to help?
Are there others both "local" and abroad that do something similar?
I know there are more out there but it's hard to know which are good (really helping people) and which aren't (keeping more for themselves than giving away) KWIM?
Any ideas would be great!
This would be a nice alternative to the secular heifer int'l. They are all about sharing Jesus while working to meet peoples needs and raising up believers. There is a wide range of projects that they are involved in all over the world, animals are just one small part of it.
As far as we have seen with SIM everything that you send to a particular project goes directly to that project.
They are a sending agency for individual missionaries. The missionaries themselves send in funds to support the greater corporate entity. They even have a medical plan, retirement etc. Very cool thing if you want to be a missionary through them. Lots of options. They are ECFA members if that helps any.