01 August 2008

give a beehive

Give a goat

Or, give a goat.

A new children's book arrived this afternoon, and I just had to share. Give a Goat by Jan West Schrock is the story of a teacher whose fifth-grade children are inspired to reach out to needy children by donating a goat through Heifer International.

Maybe it's a little early to start thinking about winter holiday gifts, but it's never too early to share a gift of tikkun olam - healing the world - by giving a flock of geese, a milk menagerie, a goat - or a beehive!

8 comments:

Aunt Kathy said...

I think I want to be a librarian, you find the greatest books

Knit Witch said...

Oh my gosh!! I need to check that out! Thanks for the tip! What a great gift.

Pat said...

My parents gave us a goat (through Heifer Intl). Great gift!

KSD said...

How tremendous; a book about H.I.! Thanks for letting us know.

Mouse said...

You reminded me of an old post of my own:
http://amouseinfrance.blogspot.com/2007/12/ethical-christmas.html
and re-reading it brought bitter-sweet tears to my eyes
Thank You

I think this year's gift will be a beehive since the bees seem to love my home enough to keep building nests

Paula said...

yep I am doing the beehive this year!
We need more bees in the world.

KnitNana said...

Heiffer International is one of my favorite charities!
:)

adrienne said...

Great book :)! I'll be giving some beehives - we do need more bees.