The Penny pines donation is $68.00. You may honor someone, yourself, or your club. These donations
are used by the USDA Forest Service or State Forester to replant burnt or otherwise damaged trees in conjunction with federal
Under a Conservation agreement, the Forest Service will do the planting, using your donation together with
Federal funds, and will provide to the plantation the same protection from fires, insects, and disease given other forested
For each $68.00 contribution, you will receive a Penny Pines Certificate from National Garden Clubs, Inc. made
"In Honor of:_____________" or "In Memory of:_________" a special someone who has made a difference in the world, just by
being in it. (Certificates will be issued to donator.
To obtain a Penny Pines Form - Go to 'Links' on our site
click on the 'South Central Region' link
On the SCR site - click on 'Projects'
Then click 'For more information'
by PENNY PINES
Give the life-changing gift of a Heifer International tree or animal in
honor of a friend or loved one. It's a gift that brings promise to hungry families and the opportunity for a better life to
the less fortunate.
WHAT IS HEIFER INTERNATIONAL?
Heifer International is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization
working to end world hunger by giving cows, goats and other food-and income-producing livestock to improverished families
around the world. Recipients are trained in animal care and environmentally sound agricultural practices so they can lift
themselves out of poverty and become self-reliant. Milk, eggs, wool, meat, draft power and other benefits of animals provide
nutrition and money for education, housing, health care and small business enterprises.
HEIFER'S MISSION: To work
with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth.
HOW HEIFER WORKS: Heifer partners with community
groups that form a development plan with specific goals. partners learn how to care for animals and grow crops in ways that
can be sustained for future generations. Heifer provides expertise in animal health, water quality, gender equity, the environment
and community development.
PASSING ON THE GIFT: Recipients agree to share offspring of their animals with others in
need through a requirement Heifer calls "Passing on the Gift." It multiplies the benefits of every donated animal while making
recipients equal partners with Heifer in the fight against hunger and poverty.
IMPACT: Heifer International currently
provides 30 different kinds of livestock to families in 50 countries, including the United States. Since it began in 1944,
Heifer has helped millions of families move toward gareater self-reliance through livestock, training and "Passing on the
EDUCATIONAL MISSION: An important part of Heifer's mission is to help people understand the root causes of world
hunger. Each year Heifer reaches millions of people with its message of hope through the news media and through its own publications
and educational activities. More than 50,000 people a year visit Heifer's learning centers in Rutland, Mass., Ceres, Calif.,
and Perryville, Ark., to participate in seminars, service learning projects and in-depth learning experiences. The centers
also demonstrate organic gardening and alternative marketing methods for small farmers.
VALUE: Worth magazine has
selected Heifer as one of America's 100 best charities, and The Motly Fool, a leading financial education website, chose Heifer
as one of its five recommended charites for three years running. And in 2003 Forbes magazine named Heifer one of its 10 "Gold
Star" charities. Heifer's annual report is available online at www.heifer.org.
Address: Heifer International, PO Box
8058, Little Rock, AR 72203-8058.
Please contact the above address for a gift catalog.
Check 'Links' on
this site for a link to Heifer