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SOUTH CENTRAL REGION UNIFIED PROJECT





"Planting Native Plants & Trees"

Every member of South Central Region composed of the States of ARKANSAS, NEW MEXICO, OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS are encouraged to plant trees.


PENNY PINES

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 funds.

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 areas.

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
Then click on the 'South Central Region' link

On the SCR site - click on 'Projects'
Then click 'For more information' by PENNY PINES

HEIFER INTERNATIONAL

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 Gift"

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

For information and forms - click here