It is never too early to start teaching your kids that there are people less fortunate than them and that they can do a lot to help make their lives better. A great way to do so is to participate in charitable activities together. If you don’t know where to start, check out some of our suggestions below.
Volunteer at a Soup Kitchen
Sign up yourself and your kids to volunteer at a soup kitchen. These places can always use some extra hands, and the kids will be able to see firsthand the difference they can make with their charitable actions.
Donate Clothes and Toys to Charities
There are probably more than a few pieces of clothing and old toys your kids don’t need anymore. Pack them up and take them to one of the local charities while bringing your kids with you. This will teach them that some things that don’t mean much to them can mean a lot to other people and that even small acts of generosity like these are appreciated.
Start a Fundraiser
A fundraiser is a great way to secure meaningful donations for a charity or a cause while teaching your kids about generosity. You can do this in all sorts of ways, from setting up a lemonade stand with your kid to getting a piggy bank and collecting change. Then, present them with several charities and ask them to pick out one they would like to donate the money you collected.