IT’S TIME TO GATHER FOR GOATS!
Gather for Goats is a worldwide effort by hundreds of our volunteers, friends, and families, who come together to raise money for our goat fund. We want to raise enough to buy 1,000 goats!
This year, there’s one more reason to give—all donations made before October 31 will be doubled! We have received a generous matching grant from an anonymous foundation that will double the impact of your gift! The video below will tell you more.
YOU CAN ALSO HOST YOUR OWN FUNDRAISER!
Another way to help is to host your own fundraiser. It’s easy and effective. Just click on the yellow button below. After Next click on “Create a Team.” You will be prompted to create a user account, then you will create your fundraiser. The video below walks you through the process.
GATHER FOR GOATS:
THE BIG LIFT BUSINESS CHALLENGE!
Throughout the month of October, your business can get involved in the action and help us meet our goal of raising enough to buy 1,000 goats. Just set up an online fundraising page for your business and share it with your colleagues! It’s fast and easy, and the video below walks you through the process. The business that raises the most money will get a beautiful plaque designating the as this year’s G.O.A.T., or GREATEST OF ALL TIME business! CLick on the button below to set up your fundraiser and see other businesses competing for the prize.
In Jordan, our Gather for Goats program is thriving. Since the start of the program, we’ve distributed 800 goats to 400 Syrian families, and 1,000+ baby goats have been born. The families who receive these goats are feeding their children with goat milk and regaining hope as they start back down the path of economic security!
BUY A GOAT AND YOU GET TO NAME IT!
If you donate or raise $300 through your fundraiser, you can name the goat your funds will purchase. Donate or raise $600, and you get to name two goats! Once your goat or goats have been distributed, we’ll email you photos of the distribution along with a geotag of your goats approximate location in Jordan.
A lot of organizations make the mistake of going into refugee areas with a specific expertise, when the population may not actually need that service. We go in, assess the actual need, and fill that gap. In 2017, we spoke to several Syrian refugee families who live in unofficial camps in Northern Jordan. Their greatest need? Goats.
GOATS PROVIDE REFUGEE FAMILIES WITH:
NUTRITION. Goat milk provides for the nutritional needs of the refugees, who currently lack a stable food supply and are often deficient in protein.
INCOME. Goats provide sustainable income for the families who can sell both the milk and the offspring.
LIFESTYLE. Goats support the natural Bedouin lifestyle that they have enjoyed for centuries. The gift of a goat helps them provide for themselves in the same way their families have done for generations. This also brings psychological support, as it returns a piece of normalcy, a bit of familiarity.
WHY SHOULD YOU GET INVOLVED?
NECESSITY. The civil war in Syria is still raging, and thousands of Syrian families have fled to Jordan. The sooner they receive goats, the sooner they will be back on the road to economic independence.
TRUST. All goats receive a thorough health inspection, and the families and their goats are checked on every month. Every dollar you donate goes directly toward the purchase and care of the goats.
IT’S EASY! Host a small party, potluck, or movie night. Or using the tools on our website, host an online fundraiser and share it on social media. You’ll be surprised by the positive response you get!
Click on the yellow button above to donate or register your Gather for Goats fundraiser!