For my birthday this year I'm asking my family and friends to donate to Heifer International via heifer.org in lieu of gifts. I created a gift registry a couple of weeks ago and sent my older sister the link. In yesterday's mail I received a confirmation that a goat had been purchased through my registry.
Hooray, a goat!
My birthday is April 10th, this coming Thursday, and if you feel so inclined, a $10 donation can buy a share of an animal.