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Heifer Educational Display

Educational Stations are a fun way to learn how animals help people

Come to participate in something AMAZING!

Come to learn,

come to laugh,

come to buy,

come to eat,

come to make a difference!

The Heifer Mission is to end hunger and poverty by providing animals that produce food and income to families in need around the world.


Give the gift that keeps on giving and discover that the recipients of these animals are not the only lives that are changed.


Come to make a difference.

Come to be the difference.

Come be a part of perhaps the two most impactful hours in the life of this church in 2022!






First Presbyterian Church of Brandon


10:30 am – 12:30 pm


Event Activities

At this year’s Market, we will not only be able to “buy” animals and/or shares of animals, we will also have a raffle basket at each booth. Raffle tickets for the baskets can be purchased for $1 each. AND, as an added incentive, when you go to check out with your animal “purchases”, for every $10 you spend, you will be given an extra “free” raffle ticket to be placed in any basket of your choice.
There will also be a special section of our Market set up for our awesome Silent Auction items. Some of the items are: 4 passes to the Clearwater Aquarium, gift baskets from Chick-fil-A, Wawa, the Osprey Observer including 4 passes to any Florida Orchestra concert, a wine and cheese basket, gift certificates to the Green Boutique and the Fresh Market, an autographed Tampa Bay Lightning jersey (#18 Palat) … and more items to come!
  • Fun, meaningful experience for all aged
  • Free to enter – open to the public – bring your friends
  • Awesome, unique, educational displays for: Pigs – Cows – Alpacas – Rabbits – Goats – Chicks – Trees – Water Buffalo – Bees – Fish – Sheep – Water Pumps
  • Crafts, games and activities for the kids
  • A raffle basket at each booth
  • Silent auction items
  • A simple meal available for a $3.00 donation: Black beans, yellow rice, salad and Cuban bread
    OR Hotdog and chips
  • Learn how you can give “HOPE” to a family
  • Alternative gift giving through Heifer International
  • Honor cards available

When you enter the Heifer Market, you will receive a Welcome letter. That letter will explain some things about the Market. It also has a place to record which animals, shares or products you would like to “purchase”.

There will be 12 animal /product booths at this year’s Heifer Market: Pigs, Sheep, Trees, Goats, Cows, Water Buffalo, Water Pumps, Fish, Chickens, Alpacas, Rabbits, and Bees. At each booth there will be information (presented in fun and unique ways) about how that animal or product can make a life-changing difference in the life of a family in need. You can “purchase” an animal or shares of several different animals. Every donation goes to Heifer International who will then deliver the animals and education about the care of the animals to needy families around the globe.

Also, at each booth there will be an activity, craft or game for children and a gift basket to be raffled. Raffle tickets are 1 for $1 or 12 for $10. Many of the baskets have something to do with the animal or product featured at that booth.

When you have enjoyed experiencing each booth, and are ready to check out at the Finance Table, you will receive an additional raffle ticket for every $10 of animal “purchases” you made. Write your name on the back of each ticket and place the tickets by whichever gift baskets you choose. A winning ticket will be drawn for each gift basket near the end of the Market. (About 12:20 pm). Remember to pick up your Honor Cards, too! Your donation can be given in memory or honor of someone you love or even given as an alternative gift for some kind hearted person on your Christmas list.

Watch next week’s E-Blast for information about all the wonderful Silent Auction items! More items keep coming in. This week Mac Chandler has generously offered a week-long stay at his beautiful Beach Condo in Siesta Key as one of the Silent Auction items!


Heifer Living Gift Market

If you could have any gift you wished, what would it be?  Peace on Earth, an end to hunger, clean water, education for a child?  These gifts are closer than you might think.  “Animals and agricultural items” will take over First Presbyterian Church of Brandon at the Heifer Living Gift Market.  This Alternative Gift Market will provide an opportunity to “purchase” Heifer animals like pigs, chickens, fish and goats or Clean Water or tree seedlings as alternatives to commercial holiday gifts. Heifer International works to make dreams like these a reality every single day through caring people like you.

How Heifer Living Gift Market Makes a Difference

Learn how Gifts of animals like sheep help fight hunger, poverty, and homelessness

The “animals” and items purchased will be distributed along with education and training provided to help hungry families around the world through Heifer International. Donors receive specially designed honor cards to designate their purchases to send to their loved ones. “Passing on the Gift” is fundamental to Heifer’s approach to sustainable development.  Recipients share the offspring of their animals, knowledge, resources and skills with others to expand the network of hope and self-reliance that reaches around the globe. For more information about Heifer International, refer to the informative website at www.heifer.org.


A History of Giving

Did you know that FPCB has been working with Heifer International in its mission to end hunger and care for the Earth since 1997? The Heifer Living Gift Market has been a major Mission project at FPCB every other year since then. Over that time, our donations to Heifer have added up to 42 Arks! With each Ark representing $5,000 worth of animals being sent to families and communities in need around the world, you can imagine the impact your gifts have made!

Alternative Gift Giving Opportunity

This year why not send the gift of a Goat, education and training in Aunties’ honor!  Honor cards are available for your gift-giving pleasure. No gift wrap required.


For more information, contact the church office at 813 689-4597 or www.fpcbrandon.org