Year-End Donations to Heifer International Are Tax-Deductible

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Every donor can receive a tax deduction for a charitable contribution, easing the tax burden.

Heifer International tax-deductible donations

Donors should make tax-deductible donations to Heifer International on or before Dec. 31.

As the end of the calendar year approaches, tax payers will want to round out their charitable contributions for the year, and Heifer International urges them to include the struggle against hunger and poverty in their philanthropic efforts. Because Heifer International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, donations are tax-deductible. Donors must make their charitable contributions by Dec. 31, 2012 in order to deduct them from taxes for the current year.

Many already know the joy of including Heifer International animal gifts in their holiday giving. Heifer International uses tools like livestock to bring self-reliance to struggling families, but these projects consist of more than just an animal. Training in animal care, earth-friendly agriculture and gender equity all provide the foundation for lasting change.

That’s why a tax-deductible, year-end donation to Heifer International represents a sound investment in the improvement of our world. Each gift will multiply, because every family receiving a Heifer International animal promises to “Pass on the Gift” of their animal’s first offspring to another family nearby.

Heifer International’s model of creating enduring transformation in its project communities is an effective solution to poverty, not just a one-time Band-Aid. Making a tax-deductible contribution to Heifer International as part of tax planning means becoming a part of that solution.

Heifer International is a reputable charity where each donation is used responsibly. Learn more about making a tax-deductible, charitable contribution.

About Heifer International:
Heifer’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. Since 1944, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer is currently working in 40 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant. For more information, visit or call 1-800-696-1918.

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