Passing on the Gift: Garnet Hill and Heifer International Partner to Help End Hunger in the World

November 17, 2009

Franconia, N.H., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — This holiday season, Garnet Hill continues its tradition of social advocacy by partnering with Heifer International, an organization dedicated to ending world hunger. As it has in the past with other like-minded initiatives, Garnet Hill will donate a portion of its proceeds during the holiday season and beyond to support Heifer International.

Garnet Hill’s approach to supporting a cause

In the summer of 2009, Garnet Hill asked our customers’ opinion on what charitable organizations and causes they would choose to support. The answer: help end hunger and poverty in the United States and abroad. Heifer International services families and communities in more than 50 countries, including the United States, by training farmers to use sustainable farming practices and by having recipients of donated livestock give an animal’s offspring and training to others in need — what Heifer coins “passing on the gift” to help further community development and self-reliance.

Heifer International’s gift

Imagine a small family receiving the simple gift of a goat or bees and tree seedlings for the first time. What a difference these gifts would bring to their lives, giving them hope for the future and a new way of life. These gifts are the start of a never ending cycle of gift-giving, helping families and communities out of poverty and hunger for generations to come.

An award-winning legacy

Garnet Hill is proud to help “Pass on the Gift” by partnering with the compassionate efforts of Heifer International and its award-winning charitable legacy. Heifer has been a recipient of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, the world’s largest humanitarian award, and praised by the presidential administrations of Carter, Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

Garnet Hill passionately supports the work of Heifer International and is excited to reach out and to help put an end to hunger in the world with the aid of its generous customers.

About Heifer International

Heifer International’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the earth. Since 1944, Heifer International has provided livestock and training in environmentally sound agriculture to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Each recipient also agrees to “pass on the gift” of one or more of its animals’ offspring and the training they’ve received to others in need, multiplying the impact of the initial gift. Heifer is currently working in more than 50 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant. For more information, visit http://www.heifer.org or call 1-800-696-1918. Visit Heifer’s online holiday press kit at http://heifer.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=68

About Garnet Hill:

Renowned for superior quality, fine fibers and original design, Garnet Hill has provided distinctive merchandise and service of the highest caliber for over 30 years. The company began as an importer of English flannel sheets and has grown into a distinguished brand and multichannel marketer, offering exceptional bedding, home furnishings, women’s apparel, children’s clothing and personal care products, both online and in the pages of its beautiful catalogs. Garnet Hill continues to search the world for both new items to add its well-edited collection and fresh inspirations for its exclusive designs. For more information, visit garnethill.com.

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