Pharmacy Classes Give Gifts That Keep on Giving
Over the holidays, two pharmacy classes bought Christmas gifts that will not only change the way some families live today, but will continue to enhance and enrich their livelihood.
Dr. Christine Birnie’s Pharmacy Calculations and Pharmacy Missions classes purchased eight chickens and two goats through World Vision, an international organization dedicated to working with children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.
The animals will be distributed to families overseas. They will use the eggs from the chickens to provide nutrients for the family, and the goats will provide fresh milk. The families are also able to sell extra eggs, along with cheese and yogurt made from the milk, providing them with some steady income.
Dr. Bob Pierce, World Vision’s founder, was an American evangelist and war correspondent who traveled to China with Youth for Christ in 1947. On that trip, he was confronted with the need of one little girl. He pledged a monthly amount to a local missionary to ensure her care, planting the seeds of World Vision’s future child sponsorship model.
Watch a video from World Vision and learn more about making a donation.