Give one goose to a needy family
For 300 points, you can give 1 goose to a hungry family in a developing country. Through Heifer International, your gift will be combined with donations from other TerraCycle Brigade locations to give a hungry family a starter flock (a gaggle) of about 20 geese. Your gift can help a family add nourishing, life-sustaining eggs to their otherwise inadequate diets. Protein-packed eggs from even a single goose can make a life-saving difference, as some geese lay up to 75 eggs a year.
Geese are easy to care for because they don’t require much shelter and can adapt to hot, wet or cold weather. Geese can also find a large portion of their food by themselves, and they efficiently dispose of weed seeds and gobble up insects, slugs and snails. Moreover, they are highly efficient producers of animal protein and can also act as vigilant ‘watchdogs,’ loudly warning owners when uninvited guests arrive at the homestead.
It will take 6,000 TerraCycle points to provide a family with a gaggle of 20 geese. When you redeem 300 points to provide a goose to a needy family, TerraCycle will aggregate your points with those from any of the other 60,000 collection locations across the US that also redeem points for one or more baby geese. When another 20 collection locations redeem points to provide a goose to a family, a starter flock will be given to a family through Heifer International. If you would like to give 2 or more geese to a family, simply adjust the quantity of geese in the shopping cart or redeem the item additional times and the additional geese and redeemed points will be presented in your shopping cart.
Heifer International will provide the receiving family with the necessary training on animal welfare in order to maintain the health and longevity of your gift. Each goose’s first offspring will be passed onto another hungry family in the community, along with the necessary training, thereby creating a cycle of sustainability and self-sufficiency in the greater community at large.
Heifer’s mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the Earth. By giving families a hand up, not just a handout, Heifer empowers them to turn lives of hunger and poverty into lives of prosperity, self-reliance and hope.