Donate Livestock

Buy charity livestock from $15* and you’ll be giving a family the gift of a brighter future.

*You’ll immediately be emailed a tax receipt upon donation.

Livestock Gifts

Livestock Gifts

Give an animal gift from just $15

In the event that money raised for a particular item exceeds the demand for that item, your donation will be directed to a related gift in our catalogue.

Free Card

With each livestock gift

With each livestock gift you purchase you will receive a free Printed, PDF or eCard to send to a special somebody. Card themes include birthday, holiday, teachers, weddings, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and many more (use the slider to browse all options). Alternatively, you can select a card theme that matches your charity gift and includes details of the gift you have purchased. You can also buy charity gifts without selecting a card.

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    Birthday Card

    Available as a PDF or eCard.

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    Wedding Card

    Available as a PDF or eCard.

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    Valentine’s Day Card

    Available as a PDF or eCard.

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    Easter Card

    Available as a PDF or eCard.

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    Mother’s Day Card

    Available as a PDF or eCard.

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    Teacher’s Card

    Available as a PDF or eCard.

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    Father’s Day Card

    Available as a PDF or eCard.

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    Thanksgiving Card

    Available as a PDF or eCard.

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    Available as a PDF or eCard.

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    Holiday Card

    Available as a Printed, PDF or eCard.

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    Standard Card

    Available as a Printed, PDF or eCard.

  • Step-2-Gift

    Gift Themed Card

    Available as a PDF or eCard.

The Beneficiaries

See how charity gifts change real people’s lives

Woinshet Tefera

34-year-old widow, self-help group member and farmer
Abaye-Atir, North Shewa, Ethiopia

I was one of the poorest of the poor in my community and I was struggling to survive with my two children. But my life has changed significantly since I started rearing goats. Before receiving two goats, my income was not sufficient to cover my household expenses and I couldn’t meet the needs of my children.

Since I started rearing goats and earning an income from them, Woinshet Tefera, Goat Farm from Ethiopiathe biggest difference in my children’s lives is that they are now happy and hopeful. I am able to provide adequate food for my children and pay for school expenses. My children’s future is bright!

I am on a good track and I am growing my business. I sold 10 goats for 6,850 birr, and bought a deep freezer and fridge and started selling soft drinks and beer. Now I am getting an average of 200 birr per day compared to less than 100 birr per day previously.

I maintain 13 goats which are all in good condition. I want to have a big area of land to expand my business and increase my herd of goats to large number.

Seeing how much these women appreciated the ‘hand up’ (not the hand out), the new feeling of power they had over their lives, and their plans for the future was really special. It was life-changing for them … and for us too.Maurice Walsh, long-time Canadian Feed The Children donor, comments after seeing the gift Women’s Credit in action.

How to Buy a Livestock Gift

In under 5-minutes


The animal you purchase will be sourced locally, i.e. as close to the recipient as possible. This approach provides an extra boost to local economies while keeping transport time to a minimum.


Select a printed, eCard or PDF card to go to your special somebody. Note that eCards can be scheduled (great for holidays & birthdays). You can also choose not to select a card.


Review your order and then pay using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Amex) or via PayPal. Upon payment, you will be emailed an eReceipt within an hour of your donation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions about charity gifts. If you still have questions please contact us at 1-800-387-1221.

Charity livestock can be purchased online using MasterCard, Visa, American Express or PayPal. You can also purchase gifts by calling 1-800-387-1221 between 9am – 5pm EST, Monday to Friday.

The livestock you choose is first, identified by the communities as required and then are purchased locally to ensure the animals are well-suited to the local environment. No items are EVER shipped from Canada to our international locations. Buying locally helps support the entire local procurement chain, keeping transportation time and costs to a minimum and generating ripple effects that benefit the local economy for years to come.

Every charity gift in our catalogue is a REAL item that is given to REAL people in REAL communities. For example, the goats we sell really exist, and they are really distributed in the communities in which CFTC works.

That said, while do our very best to predict how many charity gifts will be ordered from the catalogue each year and match that to the demand for each gift, however it’s not a perfect science. For example, there could be a downturn in goat popularity, and fruit trees could go through the roof. Although this happens in the small minority of cases, we must do the responsible thing and let people know that we might need to use the excess funds raised for something else. If we have to do that, we always use the funds for a similar type of product – livestock of a different sort, or other agricultural products, for example.

Yes! A new gift catalogue is launched each year in mid-October, and runs until the next October. All items are available throughout the year and make excellent gifts for any occasion.

Yes, all charity gift purchases are tax receipted. When you order a charity gift online, you will receive an immediate charitable tax receipt in PDF format by email. When you order a gift by phone, you can choose to receive an electronic receipt or have one mailed to you, usually within two weeks. Canadian Feed The Children’s charitable registration number is 11883 0983 RR0001. See the Government of Canada’s policy statement for charitable tax receipts for more information about charity tax receipts.

No. When you purchase a charity gift it is considered a charitable donation to Canadian Feed The Children, so no taxes are charged.

When it comes to cards you have three format options: email, PDF (for printing at home), or print. If you choose a printed card, we can send the card by post to you or to your honouree, whichever you prefer.

While we can’t guarantee delivery time, Best Gift Ever gift cards will be processed and sent by mail within 48 hours of purchase and by email within one hour.

About Us

Canadian Feed The Children is an independent, international development agency founded and operating in Canada since 1986.


A registered Canadian charity, CFTC was among the first to be accredited by Imagine Canada’s Standards Program and in 2015 was awarded “Exemplar” status for its three consecutive wins in 2012, 2013, and 2014 of the Voluntary Sector Reporting Award of Excellence for Financial Reporting Transparency.


Our financials are independently audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers and published each year. When you purchase a charity gift from CFTC you can count on the highest standards when it comes to the stewardship of your generous donation.

When you give a charity gift your information will be 100% secure and will never be shared with anybody. See our privacy policy for more information.

Based on preliminary unaudited financial results for 2016. For more information about our financials please download our latest Annual Report