Donate Animals


Donate animals to a family in Africa from just $25 and give them the chance of a brighter future.

* Donate Animals & we'll match it until Dec 25 or to a max of $50,000 thanks to a small group of special donors.


Donate animals from as little as $25


Fast to reproduce, hardy, and easy to care for, the gift of a goat gives a rural family a welcome form of nutrition as well as sustainable income.

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


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

A fish farming kit gives a family in Ghana a new source of protein and a good livelihood!


Pigs are an easy-to-raise, quick-to-reproduce source of nutrition and income that can sustain families for years to come. Gift includes animal care training.

Animal vaccinations and veterinary support provides rural families with the essentials for keeping animals healthy and productive.

Three chickens, a goat and pig, animal care and training, plus fruit trees, garden supplies and tools set up a family with a farm that will give them food and income year round.

Donate Animals to Empower Moms


While gender equality training is an important part of our programs, many women in sub-saharan Africa are still prevented from owning land. Fortunately, the animals in our livestock program take up little space, giving a mom financial independence and the chance to lift her family out of poverty.


Donate animals to provide families with multiple income generating options. Chickens (eggs), bees (honey and bees wax) and fish farms (Nile tilapia or African catfish) produce high-demand produce that can then be sold and/or traded for other food. While goats, sheep and pigs breed quickly, allowing additional animals to be traded up for larger livestock or to be sold to finance new businesses.


For children who are at risk of malnutrition, the complete protein derived from goats, pigs and fish is critical to improving their health. While three chickens typically produce around 1,000 eggs annually, providing families with a rich source of protein. Bees come with the double benefit of improving crop yields for farming families, while augmenting their diets with honey.


Animals 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.

buy charity chickens - Medina sits outside with her two grandchildren
buy charity chickens - Medina feeding her chickens in the chicken pen

Medina's Story

In a short space of time Medina (pictured) went from being a wife and grandmother to a widow and sole caretaker of her two young grandchildren. She could barely keep her grandsons fed or clothed.

Thanks to a donation of three chickens plus the training and ongoing support she receives, Medina's chickens have begun to lay eggs, which she sells at the local market to earn an income for her family.

This new income has been used to purchase food and clothing for the children, and to make small improvements to her house. It’s also meant that Medina has been able to keep her eldest grandson Alliy in school and she has been able to cover the costs of the supplies he needs.

How It Works


Donate Animals here. We'll source them there

When you donate animals they'll 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.


Send a Free Card to a Special Somebody

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

Donate Animals and receive a free card includng this holiday card showing a smiling African girl and christmas decorations in the background

Pay & Instantly Receive a Tax Receipt

When you donate livestock you will immediately receive a charitable tax receipt in PDF format by email. You can pay for your animal 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


We are proud to have been named, for the second consecutive year, one of the Charities of the Year 2017 by the Financial Post.

We’re also honoured to have been one of the first charities to be accredited by Imagine Canada’s Standards Program and to have been awarded “Exemplar” status for 2014-2017 by the Voluntary Sector Reporting Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting Transparency.


PricewaterhouseCoopers independently audits our financials before being published each year, while our volunteer Board of Directors sets and exceeds the highest standards in governance. 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 charity animals online using MasterCard, Visa, American Express or PayPal. You can also donate animals by calling 1-800-387-1221 between 9am – 5pm EST, Monday to Friday.

Needs Identified by Local Communities

The communities we support have identified specific animals, like every other gift listed in our Best Gift Ever catalogue, as being vitally important to ensure children’s health and well-being. Canadian Feed The Children along with our local partners provide goats, school supplies, water taps, fish farms, etc as part of our broader programming initiatives.

Beyond the Gifts

When you purchase a Best Gift Ever, funds go towards the range of development programs in the communities we support. The projects go beyond the simple provision of items; they also include training, project monitoring and evaluation, local expertise and support – everything needed to deliver effective, sustainable, high-impact and meaningful change in a community.

Animals, or any gift you purchase, will benefit the communities we support in our countries of operation: Bolivia, Ethiopia, Ghana and Uganda.

Charity animals purchased locally

Rest assured that the goats, chickens or sheep you purchase won’t be put in the cargo hold on Air Canada to be shipped from HERE to THERE. That’s not only cost prohibitive, inefficient and inhumane, but it also prevents local, sustainable economic development from happening. That’s the last thing we want to do.

When you donate animals your purchase will be sourced and distributed through CFTC’s local partners in communities that are running agricultural income generation programs.

Training and Support is Included

Small family farms and individual families receive the charity animals we distribute. The animals are part of agricultural training and livelihoods programs that offer broad-based support. When you donate animals they are distributed through Self-Help Groups and Village Savings and Loans Associations – microfinance programs that teach women effective animal care, raising, and breeding techniques as part of overall literacy and numeracy, business and marketing knowledge.

Community agricultural agents work with women and men to ensure that they have what they need to feed, house and sell their livestock. No one benefits if the recipient doesn’t know how to care for her animals and to grow her herd into a sustainable source of family income.

Printed cards send within 48hrs, eCards sent instantly

You have three choices for cards: email, PDF (for printing at home), or print. If you choose a printed card, we can send the card by post to you or to your honouree, whichever you prefer.

While we can’t guarantee delivery time, your card will be processed and sent by mail within 48 hours of purchase and by email within one hour. Note that if you send an eCard you will be able to schedule its delivery for sometime in the future, e.g. on Christmas day or the card recipient’s birthday.

Includes a tax receipt

When you buy charity livestock, you will receive an immediate charitable tax receipt in PDF format by email. When you make an animal donation by phone, you can choose to receive an electronic receipt or have one mailed to you, usually within two weeks. Canadian Feed The Children’s charitable registration number is 11883 0983 RR0001. See the Government of Canada’s policy statement for charitable tax receipts for more information about charity tax receipts.

HST isn’t charged

The purchase of charity livestock is considered a donation to Canadian Feed The Children, so no taxes are charged.

© 2017 Canadian Feed The Children

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