When you buy a goat for a family in Africa real families benefit. Image shows African girl holding a goat.

Donate an Animal

Donate an animal to a family from just $25 and give them the tools they need to become food secure.

Animal Gifts

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.

Three chickens lay 1,000 eggs a year – a reliable source of food and income that families can count on.


This gift has great buzz! With training and supplies, farmers can take advantage of this sweet deal to generate income. Bees are great for the environment, too!


Sheep are a hardy source of protein and profits become essential assets that bring in sustainable income for families.


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

Livestock, animal care and training, plus garden supplies and tools set up a family with a farm that will give them food and income year round.

Donate Animals to Feed Families


For children who are at risk of malnutrition, the complete protein derived from goats and pigs 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.


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) and bees (honey and bees wax) 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.

How Buying a Gift of Livestock Changes Lives

The cover page of the 2020/2021 Best Gift Ever Catalogue featuring Abiriya holding a goat

Meet Abiriya, the smile behind our new Best.Gift.Ever catalogue (pictured above). Despite Abiriya's parents being successful small-scale farmers in Uganda, they were struggling to pay for the school fees for their five children.

When Abiriya's parents received goats, they also received training on breeding and how to care for their health and wellbeing. Breeding and selling the goats dramatically improved their family’s income, allowing the children to go to school.

Abiriya and her mom outside with their goats
Goats Save the Day During the Pandemic

Despite Abiriya’s parents inability to sell their produce in the local market because of the pandemic they are managing quite well.

During the pandemic I was able to acquire more land to increase our farming so I can plant more food for our family to eat, and hopefully sell to make up the income. We got the extra money to buy land because I sold one of my goats. Abiriya's mom, Beatrice

Best.Gift.Ever gifts, like goats, can change the lives of children like Abiriya, and provide them with the tools they need to grow and thrive!

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, gift-themed (pictured), birthday, teacher, wedding plus many more. You can also buy charity animals without selecting a card.

Buy a goat and receive this free card showing a smiling African girl holding a goat

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


CFTC is honoured to be named a 2019 Top 10 Impact Charity by Charity Intelligence Canada. Charity Intelligence estimates that Top 10 Impact Charities deliver average returns of 7X for every dollar donated, compared with an average of 1-2 times.

Canadian Feed The Children also ranked as one of the top 10 international development charities for 2019 (#14 in the Top 100), rated ‘A’ by MoneySense magazine for program spending efficiency, fundraising costs, and governance. We were also named as a Financial Post Charity of the Year in 2016 and 2017.

Charity Intelligence Top 10 Rated Impact Charity logo Financial Post Logo MoneySense Charity 100 logo


We are an accredited member of Imagine Canada as well as a Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance Member.


We are transparent, trustworthy, and accountable. You can read our publicly available financial statements in our annual report here.

Chart showing the breakdown of CFTC's spending over the last five years

On a Mission

Our mission is to unlock children’s potential through community-led action in Canada and around the world.

African children pose for a photo in their school uniforms

Frequently Asked Questions

Payment Options

You can purchase charity animals 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.


901-2 Lansing Square
Toronto, ON M2J 4P8 Canada

1-800-387-1221 or 416-757-1220

[email protected]