Thank 'Ewe' to Mom on Mother's Day - FOX 10 News | myfoxphoenix.com

Thank 'Ewe' to Mom on Mother's Day

Posted: Updated:
WJBK - The humanitarian agency, World Vision, is asking shoppers to say "Thank EWE" to Mom this Mother's Day by giving the gift of a sheep in her honor to a family in need.

This is the humanitarian agencies first ever Mothers Day Gift Catalog and it features animals and more than 250 gifts that benefit impoverished families internationally and right here in the U.S.

You can give the gift in the name of a loved one and print a special card online that explains how their gift is changing a life. (Which also makes it a great last-minute gift idea!)

Why give a sheep this Mother's Day?

Each year Americans spend $671 million on Mother's Day cards alone, according to the National Retail Federation; for that same amount of money, consumers could provide more than 5 million sheep to families in need around the world.

Mother's Day is the second largest consumer spending holiday in the United States, in an effort to make these dollars "do good," the first-ever World Vision 'Mothers Day Gift Catalog letshopperss say "Thank Ewe, Mom" by donating a sheep in her honor.

Why a Ewe?

For $126, one ewe (a female sheep) gives nourishment and income to a mother and her children.

One healthy ewe provides up to a half gallon of highly nutritious milk with essential protein, vitamins and minerals, plus plenty of wool to knit clothing and blankets.

The family can sell the surplus at the market to earn money to buy school supplies for their children, buy medicine, or other necessities.

The fertilizer from sheep can also increase the amount of vegetables grown in a family's garden.

The best part about these gifts is that they are self-sustainable. For example, sheep given to communities in Africa are purchased in Africa. They grow and multiply and the offspring are often shared with neighbors and ultimately make a better life for the whole village.

How does the Gift Catalog work?

Through World Vision's Gift Catalog you can donate animals like sheep, goats, cows, and chickens on behalf of someone in need around the world.

The gifts range in price from $16 to $39,000, but there are many affordable items for $35 or less.

Goats are one of the most popular gifts in World Vision's Gift Catalog. For $75 you can give a goat and help save a child's life.

A special card describing the impact of your gift can be sent or can be printed online in minutes before serving Mom breakfast in bed.

How can I give?

You can make a difference this Mother's Day by placing a order with World Vision's Gift Catalog online at www.worldvisiongifts.org or calling 855-WV GIFTS


  • MorningsMorningsMore>>

  • Gold Ribbon Lemon Zucchini Muffins

    Gold Ribbon Lemon Zucchini Muffins

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:54:13 GMT
    Michigan State Fair Gold Ribbon winner and MSU Freshman, Alexandra Reau, makes her famous Lemon Zucchini Muffins on 'The Nine.'
    Michigan State Fair Gold Ribbon winner and MSU Freshman, Alexandra Reau, makes her famous Lemon Zucchini Muffins on 'The Nine.'

  • Can you pull a Lebron James and go back to your old job?

    Can you pull a Lebron James and go back to your old job?

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:28:19 GMT
    If King  James can do it, why can't you? Would you ever return to a previous employer?
    If King  James can do it, why can't you? Would you ever return to a previous employer?
  • Vitamins: Can there be too much of a good thing?

    Vitamins: Can there be too much of a good thing?

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:26:52 GMT
    Vitamins are 13 compounds that are vital for optimal health (hence vit-amin), but cannot be made in large quantities. 
    Vitamins are 13 compounds that are vital for optimal health (hence vit-amin), but cannot be made in large quantities. 
Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices