GIVE A GOAT FOR CHRISTMAS

Charity goat for just $75*

Give a Goat for Christmas and you'll be giving a family the opportunity to change their future.

*You’ll immediately be emailed a tax receipt upon donation.
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Give a Goat for Christmas
And Empower a Mom


Food

For children who are at risk of malnutrition, the complete protein derived from goats is critical to improving their health. Goats also provide a source of milk and cheese for families, which can be consumed or traded for other food produce.

Training

Goats are distributed through Village Savings and Loans Associations – microfinance programs that teach women effective animal care and breeding techniques as part of overall literacy and numeracy, business and marketing training.

Independence

While gender equality training is an important part of our programs, many women in sub-saharan Africa are still prevented from owning land. Fortunately, goats take up little space so when you give a goat for Christmas you're giving a mom financial independence and the chance to lift her family out of poverty.

Income

Goats are great at producing other goats; quickly and relatively easily. As a result, one goat quickly becomes the foundation for a growing herd that offers families income for the long-term either by trading up to other livestock such as cows or using the income to start a small business (see Woinshet's story below).

give a goat for Christmas - Woinshet standing at here new fridge
give a goat for Christmas - Woinshet feeding her goats
I sold 10 goats for 6,850 birr, and bought a deep freezer and fridge and started selling cold drinks.

As a result, I've doubled my daily average income plus I still have 13 goats in good condition. Woinshet Tefera, 34-YEAR-OLD WIDOW From ETHIOPIA

Giving a Goat for Christmas
How It Works


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Buy a Goat here. We'll source it there

The goat you purchase will be sourced locally, i.e. as close to the recipient as possible. This approach provides an extra boost to local economies while keeping transport costs to a minimum.

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Send a Christmas Card to a Special Somebody

With each goat you buy you will be able to select a FREE Printed, PDF or eCard to send to a special somebody. Card designs include Christmas (pictured), goat-themed, birthday, teacher, wedding plus many more. You can also buy a goat without selecting a card.

Holiday card showing a smiling African girl and christmas decorations in the background
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Pay & Instantly Receive a Tax Receipt

When you give a goat for Christmas you will immediately receive a charitable tax receipt in PDF format by email. You can pay for your goat donation using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Amex) or via PayPal. Canadian Feed The Children is a registered Canadian charity.

Why Canadian Feed The Children


Award-Winning

We are proud to have been named one of the Charities of the Year 2016 by the Financial Post. We were among the first to be accredited by Imagine Canada’s Standards Program and were awarded “Exemplar” status for 2014-2017 by the Voluntary Sector Reporting Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting Transparency.

Accountable

PricewaterhouseCoopers independently audits our financials before being published each year, while our volunteer Board of Directors sets and exceeds the highest standards in governance. When you give a goat for Christmas you can count on the highest standards when it comes to use and stewardship of your generous donation. For more information please download our latest Annual Report.

Frequently Asked Questions


Payment Options

You can purchase a goat for Christmas online using MasterCard, Visa, American Express or PayPal. You can also buy a goat by calling 1-800-387-1221 between 9am – 5pm EST, Monday to Friday.

More Christmas Gifts

Cute chicks grow up to give excellent nutrition: three can provide 1,000 eggs a year. Your gift includes feed, training, and hen house construction.

Sheep$48

Sheep provide rural families with a sustainable source of nutrition and income. Your gift includes feed and training on care and breeding.

Bees$54

Beekeeping training and start-up supplies yield tangible products (honey, wax), promote biodiversity, and aid in pollination for better crops.

© 2017 Canadian Feed The Children

Canadian Feed The Children is a Canadian Registered Charity. Charitable Registration Number 118830983 RR0001