After reading my friend Krys's blog today Musings From Mom School, it got me to thinking about ways to teach my kids about giving to others in need; especially around the holidays. Although I would like to make it a life-long lesson..not just a holiday one.
There are a lot of Spend/Save/Give banks on the market for kids. It's a great teaching and learning tool to get them to understand that whole concept.
After they have accumulated money it's time to figure out who to give it to.
Here are some great charities that you might consider.
It gives to children in developing countries with cleft lips.
$240 funds one surgery
Gives age appropriate books to preschools in low income neighborhoods
$2 buys one book
Give Kids the World:
Provides terminally ill kids with and families a cost-free week long vacation.
$25 provides a welcome package
There are many many others out there..all you have to do is look!