This is the time of the year to teach your child about giving back and donating to others. Your child could share what’s in his/her closet or backpack with people who are truly in need. Here are four ideas:
SPORTS EQUIPMENT: Pass along last season’s athletic gear and it will be distributed to kids in need:
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: If your child has extra markers, books or other items you can find teachers who need them at this non-profit that connects donors with teachers in U.S. classrooms.
DVDS: You can send movies that haven’t been watched in awhile to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan through AMVETS Task Force DVD. Children’s titles will go to families of soldiers.
Please find it in your heart to begin teaching your young child that helping others is the right thing to do at any age.