Teaching your kids generosity
We're continuing with The Thankful Campaign this week by focusing on how you can teach your kids the value of generosity. Read on for ideas for simple service projects and easy ways you can give back to your community.
Clean House. Before the holiday season gets into full swing, ask your children to each pick a toy (or clothing item, for older children) to donate to a local organization. Deliver your donations as a family.
Donate to a Foodbank. A record number of Americans are suffering from hunger this holiday season. Use Feed America’s easy food bank locator to find where you can help in your area. We recommend calling ahead to see what your area needs and how you can work with your kids to donate your time or needed items.
Discuss Your Giving with Your Children. When you are making your year-end charitable donations, tell your children about your giving and why you think it is important. Begin teaching your children the act of giving by helping them put a portion of their allowance aside for charity.
Ask Your Kids for Ideas. Encourage your children to think about people around them who need help and how your family can provide assistance. They may know of a friend at school whose family could use a simple favor, or recognize a need in a neighbor that you haven't noticed.
The Thankful Campaign
What are you thankful for? Help us celebrate fathers and families by showing your gratitude and by saying "Thanks, Dad" for the important role your father has played in your life.