|Llamas are just two of the thirty animals included in the Ark|
This year we're going to shoot high and try to raise $5000 for a Gift Ark. What is a gift ark? It's a package of animals that keeps on giving. The concept is that in time the animals will breed and be distributed between families and communities, creating a web of possibilities for under-privileged people.
The Gift Ark contains:
- 15 pairs of animals to be distributed all over the world!
A family in Cambodia could receive two water buffalo for milk and aid in farmwork! Two camels in Ethiopia can provide milk and a means of transportation! The possibilities are endless and the animals could end up anywhere where there are people in need- even the United States.
From now until New Years there will be a Chip-in under the Steamer's Trunk name, which will be linked to at the bottom of every blog entry. Put in whatever you can or want to- even a couple of dollars can help us reach our goal. Should the $5000 not be raised, then I will use the money towards a Heifer gift of a smaller size. Any leftover money will be donated to one of Heifer's global aid projects- such as supporting a Latvian Orphanage or women's empowerment programs in Cambodia or Laos.
So pitch in- put in a dollar or two. I've already chipped in some of my own money (I've put in $10, Chipin just won't let me use it in my own transaction) to start us off! Thanks, world travelers- we'll have a new post on Imperial Russia within a few days.