Engaging Children in Charitable Giving

In my experience, people get involved in giving at different times in their lives. It is a very personal concept involving: (1) issues/concerns they really care about (2) having the time and energy to do something about these (3) having known pathways to do something Parents and family members of younger children (under 18) can encourage children around Point #1 by exposing them to issues, listening to what they care about and supporting these (examples: taking kids to do volunteer work, being sympathetic when children comment about those in need, pointing out when visiting the zoo that it is supported by voluntary contributions, etc.). Parents also need to model philanthropic behavior by

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