Teaching Our Children About Philanthropy - Part II

Teaching Our Children About Philanthropy - Part II


In Part 1 of this 2-Part Series, we looked at how we share our philanthropic values with kids and how many people like to volunteer with their children this time of year.

In fact, Saturday, November 21st is Family Volunteer Day. Family Volunteer Day, sponsored by Generation On, an initiative of Points of Light, is a day of caring designed to engage youth and children in caring about the world around them.

It’s not too late to get involved.

Teaching Your Children About Philanthropy

The next few weeks are essential to nonprofits. 25% of all donations for the year come in between November 14 and December 14.

There is an out-pouring of gifts this time of year because people feel generous this time of year.

Many families decide that this is a great time to make sure that they teach their children about charitable giving and volunteerism. Some parents feel it’s especially important at this time of year to help children understand gratitude and the real meaning of the holidays. Still others are motivated by a desire to counter-balance the season’s commercialism and the focus on materialistic presents and desires for nonessential items.

But don’t take your young children to the local soup kitchen just yet, says writer Kelley Holland