In researching and writing this story, I was impressed by the life-saving difference one animal can make in a family’s survival. We’ve been able to donate some of the proceeds of this book to The Heifer Foundation, an organization that gives important domestic animals to families in third world countries. Check out www.heifer.org, where you can purchase a goat or water buffalo or basket of chicks, or even just part of one (I'm pretty sure a part donation goes toward a whole, rather than just one leg of a water buffalo shows up on someone's doorstep). Donating in someone else's name can make a wonderful gift, and how cool to be able to tell someone, "This holiday, you gave a herd of geese to a family in need!"
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