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Giving the gift of ag: Burnbrae Farms teams up with World Vision

Giving the gift of ag: Burnbrae Farms teams up with World Vision

Company is thrilled to match donations again this holiday season



By Kaitlynn Anderson

Staff Reporter


For the sixth consecutive year, Burnbrae Farms will match special holiday gift donations that Canadians make to World Vision Canada.

Burnbrae will match every Hens and Roosters gift that individuals purchase through the World Vision Gift Catalogue, up to a total value of $10,000, according to a Friday release.

This particular gift provides families in developing countries with a source of food, constant income and health, according to the World Vision website.

In addition, the organization provides feed, training and other supports “to ensure the birds multiply into a whole flock and create a sustainable source of income,” the website stated.

The birds in this gift can help lift people out of poverty through egg production, Margaret Hudson, president of Burnbrae Farms, told today.

“Layer hens are smaller and easier to manage than larger livestock like cattle, and provide a continuous supply of eggs,” she said. “Eggs are packed with complete protein and many essential nutrients (which) can help to improve the health profile of those lacking in proper nutrition. Eggs are also the lowest carbon center of the plate protein.”

As with other gifts in the agricultural category, World Vision educates the recipient community “in animal husbandry, agricultural production, market access and business skills.”

People can purchase either two hens and a rooster for $50, or help fill a coop for $100. Burnbrae will match both versions of the gift.

You can purchase a Hens and Roosters gift through World Vision’s online gift catalogue.

“Year over year, we have received an overwhelmingly positive response from our community,” said Hudson.

“We partnered with World Vision to help provide a continual supply of nutritious food and essential income to families in developing countries. One of our shareholders and company president, Margaret Hudson, has supported the charity for almost 20 years.”

So, when Hudson noticed the Hens and Roosters gift in World Vision’s annual giving campaign, she decided it would be a great way to become further involved with the organization. 

"We are thrilled to be continuing this amazing partnership with World Vision,” she said in the release. “Making a difference is a top priority of Burnbrae Farms and knowing that we've played a role in a million eggs reaching children and their families in developing countries is incredible.”

Today (Nov. 28), Burnbrae will also donate additional funds to World Vision Canada for every “like” it receives on the Giving Tuesday post on Facebook.

This donation will be capped at $2,000, according to the release.