Tips To Teach Children The Importance of Giving Back

by Jenn

There is so much craziness happening all over the world today, it’s scary, depressing, and I’m sure many of you are like me and wish there was something you could do.  Seeing children hungry or not properly cared for tend to break my heart, especially because not all these parents are bad many just had a run of bad luck that could happen to any of us.  It’s scary to think from one day to the next my husband could lose his job that would make life tough for us, and that’s all it takes.  It can happen to any of us which is why I make it a point to help others, especially when children are involved, which is why I make it a top priority to teach my children the importance of donating, being kind, and judging others.

Getting my kids involved in giving was one of the best things I could have done because it has made them see the world in a different light and believe they can make a difference.  The world needs more people who know their $1 makes a huge difference to someone.Tips To Teach Children The importance of donating & helping others

Tips To Teach Children The importance of donating & helping others

Tips To Teach Children The Importance of Giving Back

Here are a few things I do to teach my children the importance of giving back.

Donating time at the local animal shelter

My kids love animals, and the women who run the animals shelter here is a good friend of ours, so I trust her with my kids while they are there.  I also trust her to make them work and share the stories of the animals with them.  Vayda has just recently started to help at the shelter, and she always comes home excited and happy because giving back feels great in all forms.  Knowing you can help by just donating an hour or two and helping around the shelter is a great way experience.

Help with building a house

Vayda and I have helped on several different habitat for humanity homes.  It’s amazing what this organization does, and they will welcome an extra hand to get the house done faster.

Donate clothing

Every year right before the holidays hit we donate our clothing and take our old jackets to give.

Picking up trash at the park

Once a month we’ll join my sister-n-law at the park for an afternoon of cleaning up.  It’s a great way to give back to the community and get the kids outside enjoying some fresh air.

Big Donation Jar

Make a donation jar

My kids and I have a donation jar in the kitchen.  Anytime we are supposed to do something and put it off, and someone busts us we have to put money in the jar and donate it during the holiday season to a charity the kids choose.

Donate to a charity you and your children believe in and feel like you can do the best

I know it is so hard to narrow it down to just one.  I have several different charities I give to; most have to do with children.  One of my favorites is No Kid Hungry.

No Kid Hungry is a charity I donate to all year and step things up a bit during the holidays because there should not be a child in the world that knows what it is like to go to school hungry.  Sadly there are many children who are not sure where their next meal will come from or don’t get enough to eat at night.  It’s sad, and I know that my $1 does a whole lot for these children.

I just donated another $25 to No Kid Hungry with GoodWorld, which launched in 2014 as a way to seamlessly donate on social media to help encourage viral giving.  GoodWorld’s #donate technology makes giving to your favorite charity as simple as a comment or tweet.  It’s awesome; I love it.

All you have to do is type #donate in the comment section of a GoodWorld partner charity’s Facebook page or send them a Tweet using the #donate hashtag.  Signing up with GoodWorld is easy, and you’ll be able to donate to any of their 1,300 partner charities and all you have to do is comment or tweet using #donate and you can donate to places like the Humane Society, United Way, Save the Children, Greenpeace, and more.  You can see all their partner charities by .

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1 comment

lisa December 19, 2015 - 2:16 pm

Those are all good tips. I laughed when I read picking up trash at the park. When mine were young I couldn’t even get them to pick up around the house.


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