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Go Beyond Hunger This Holiday Season and #GiveHeifer

Tis the season to give! Did you know that 79% of Americans have said that they would rather receive a gift given in their name than something they just don't need?

This holiday season give the gift that keeps on giving. #GiveHeifer.

Over the last 70 years, Heifer International has given more than 20.7 million families the gift of livestock and training to help them lift themselves out of poverty. Each family then passes on the offspring of the animal they received, setting off a chain of giving that can go on indefinitely as each recipient family passes on offspring, knowledge and training. It’s called Passing on the Gift®, and it’s the hallmark of our development model. In fact, the average gift is passed on 9 times.

What do we have for you this season?

We have great social media posts for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We need our staff and volunteers to help spread the word about giving a Heifer alternative gift this holiday season.

Check out our Holiday PSA video to see why even Santa agrees with giving a Heifer gift:

We need your voice!

Below are sample holiday social media posts you can use on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. (Feel free to use for Pinterest, Google+ and LinkedIn as well!)

Please see attached photos & sharable graphics. Feel free to include in tweets and posts.

Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn:

  • Did you know? Families in need who receive a gift from Heifer International become donors as they pass on the gift to other families in need. In fact, the average gift is passed on 9 times! This holiday season give the gift keeps on giving. #GiveHeifer: http://hefr.in/1z3X4UX

  • Have you received Heifer International's most important gift catalog in the world? This holiday season take a new route when it comes to giving. Send a girl to school, provide a flock of chicks to a family in need, or help provide access to clean drinking water for an impoverished village. #GiveHeifer today: http://hefr.in/1z3Xbj9

  • Skip the gift-wrapping this year and honor those on your list with gifts of a Heifer animals in their names. They'll get a card commemorating their contribution, and families in need will get animals and resources they need to climb out of poverty. #GiveHeifer today: http://hefr.in/1z3Xg6o

Twitter:

  •  Looking for the perfect gift? Shop @Heifer's "Most Important Gift Catalog in the World." #GiveHeifer: http://hefr.in/1z3Xqej
  • #GiveHeifer this holiday season & help a family in need out of hunger and poverty with @Heifer. http://hefr.in/1z3XxGs
  •  This holiday season #GiveHeifer – it’s the gift that keeps on giving with @Heifer! http://hefr.in/1z3XIlh

Instagram: 

  •  Families in need who receive a gift from @HeiferInternational become donors as they pass on the gift to other families in need. In fact, the average gift is passed on 9 times! This holiday season give the gift keeps on giving. #GiveHeifer and make a difference today! www.GiveHeifer.org      

  • Have you received @HeiferInternational's most important gift catalog in the world? This holiday season take a new route when it comes to giving and #GiveHeifer. Send a girl to school, provide a flock of chicks to a family in need, or help provide access to clean drinking water for an impoverished village. www.GiveHeifer.org     

Website:                    www.heifer.org

Twitter:                       @Heifer

Facebook:                 https://www.facebook.com/HeiferInternational

Instagram:                @HeiferInternational

Pinterest:                   http://www.pinterest.com/HeiferIntl

Holiday Hashtag:     #GiveHeifer