Can a chicken change a family’s life? Yes! This year on Giving Tuesday, a gift to Send Relief can help make a difference in the lives of families throughout the world and help bring them the hope of the Gospel.
A gift of $25 can provide chickens to help a family start their own businesses, selling meat and eggs to provide for their children.
Here are three communities that have been changed by a simple gift.
- Special needs schools
In sub-Saharan Africa, Send Relief partners have established a school for children with Down syndrome, autism and other disabilities. Many of these kids have been ostracized from their communities and families because of their challenges and are learning practical life skills for the first time.
A gift of $25 can provide chicks, feed and vaccinations to the school to help teachers train kids in chicken farming and entrepreneurship—all while sharing the love of Jesus! The training helps shunned children become productive, accepted members of their community.
- Remote tribal villages
For many South American tribes, COVID-19 quarantine measures have destroyed their livelihoods and made it nearly impossible to keep food on the table. Local believers are prepared to purchase and distribute chicks along with presentations of Bible stories in the tribes’ native languages, but help is needed.
A gift of chickens to families in agricultural villages in the foothills can make the difference between children going to bed hungry or after a nutritious meal.
- Communities affected by natural disasters
After Volcano Fuego’s sudden eruption in Guatemala last year, hundreds of villagers were left without homes or reliable sources of income. Crops, huts and businesses were destroyed in mere hours, melting under the ash and hot lava.
The gift of chickens can enable these communities and others affected by natural disasters to start providing for their families as they recover.
To participate in Send Relief’s one-day Chicken Challenge, visit sendrelief.org/give/giving-tuesday.
To participate in other Southern Baptist Giving Tuesday initiatives, see links below:
Send Relief – https://www.sendrelief.org/give/giving-tuesday/
Mission:Dignity – https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/MDTuesday
Gateway Seminary – https://www.givecampus.com/schools/GatewaySeminary/the-hoff-house/?a=4104975
MBTS – http://mbts.edu/give
SBTS – http://donate.sbts.edu
SWBTS – http://swbts.edu/give