Get Your School Involved
Teaching kids about giving can be rewarding for both parents and the children. Learning about giving and helping others gives children a feeling of empowerment in an uncertain world where unexpected and frightening events happen every day.
A great way to reinforce charitable values is to make giving a family activity. Encourage everyone in your household to participate in volunteer activities. Praise your children when they show generosity and empathy to others.
It is especially important to teach youth that they are part of a larger community. We are all responsible for those around us. By giving the value of charity a central role in the family dynamic, you encourage your child to grow up with a healthy sense of compassion and a strong charitable spirit.
Your child’s school can get involved in our holiday donation drive. DonateAToy.org can provide schools and PTA’s with all of the tools they need for a successful drive. Contact us to get involved.
Kids should give to charity because it teaches them empathy. When kids give to a charitable cause they are helping others who are less fortunate. The act of giving to others who are less fortunate helps kids to realize that the things they have and take for granted are not a given for everyone in this world.
Empathy is a skill that all kids should learn so that they can grow up to be open minded adults.
When kids give to charity they start to learn the feeling of being grateful. They become grateful for what they have and grateful for others who are thankful for their act of giving. Whether your kids are thinking about giving to charity on their own or getting a nudge from you, they will ultimately learn the art of being grateful.