Nov. 24, 2017

One million Egg-cellent reasons to give back this Christmas


Burnbrae Farms matches holiday gift donations for sixth year, resulting in over a million eggs for needy families #LoveCanGive

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 24, 2017 /CNW/ - World Vision Canada and Burnbrae Farms are once again giving Canadians the opportunity to provide families with hens and roosters - and eggs! - this holiday season.

The Burnbrae Farms and World Vision Canada partnership has provided approximately one million eggs to families in need (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)

For the sixth year, Burnbrae Farms will match every Hens and Roosters gift purchased from World Vision's Gift Catalogue (up to $10,000). According to Burnbrae Farms , the average hen provides up to 300 eggs per year, meaning the partnership has provided families around the world with approximately one million nourishing eggs to date, with the potential of another 240,000 eggs in the hands of children and families in developing countries this coming year.

As with other development programs that World Vision leads around the world, families that receive livestock gifts from the Gift Catalogue receive training on how to care for the animals, keep them healthy, and create a sustainable income as part of the gift.

"We are thrilled to be continuing this amazing partnership with World Vision. 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," said Margaret Hudson, President, Burnbrae Farms.

Quick Facts:

Hens lay, on average, up to 300 eggs a year
Canadians can purchase the gift of Two Hens and a Rooster ($50) or the gift of Help Fill a Coop ($100) to qualify for the match
Burnbrae will also provide up to an additional $2,000 for every Like World Vision Canada receives on their Giving Tuesday Facebook post on November 28

About World Vision
World Vision is a relief, development and advocacy organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by our Christian values, World Vision is dedicated to working with the world's most vulnerable people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.

About Burnbrae Farms
We're a fifth-generation Canadian family business with a social conscience. We strive to lead our industry in the promotion of healthy living, progressive animal care, community and environmental sustainability.