Give ten honey bees to a needy family
Through Heifer International, you are able to redeem 400 points and give the invaluable gift of about 10 honeybees to a struggling family in a developing country such as Uganda in East Africa or Honduras in Central America.
The gift of honeybees is priceless as honeybees help families earn an income through the sale of honey, beeswax and pollen; this income can be put toward food, clothing, medicine and education. Moreover, since bees pollinate plants, beehives can double certain fruit and vegetable yields if placed strategically, thereby potentially helping to boost the livelihood of an entire village. Positively, beehives require minimal space and are inexpensive to maintain once established. As bees are becoming increasingly extinct, your decision to give honey bees helps the world at large.
It will take 9,000 TerraCycle points to provide a family with a hive, bees and bee keeping training through Heifer International. When you redeem 400 points to provide 10 honey bees to a family, TerraCycle will aggregate your points with those from any of the other 60,000 collection locations across the US that also redeem points to provide honey bees. When another 23 collection locations redeem points to provide 10 honeybees to a family, a whole hive will be given to a family through Heifer International. If you would like to give 30 bees to a family, simply adjust the quanity of 10 bee gifts from 1 to 3 in the shopping cart or redeem the item twice more and 1,200 points will be deducted from your account.
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.