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 host fundraising events large and small, asking their guests to support our goat fund. 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!
HELP US MEET OUR 2019 GOAL
This year, we aim to do even more. Throughout September and October, hundreds of our supporters will leverage the power of peer-to-peer fundraising by hosting Gather for Goats fundraisers around the world.
We want to raise enough to buy 1,000 more goats!
Will you help us buy one of them?
This year, there’s one more reason to get involved—we have received a matching grant from a generous and anonymous foundation that will essentially double the amount of all donations made through October 31!
Hosting your own fundraiser is easy and effective. After clicking on the yellow button above, next click on “Create a Team.” You will tbe prompted to create a user account, then you will create your fundraiser. The video below walks you through the process.
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!