What does giving mean to you? This time of year so many are thinking of giving, but really should our giving be limited to just one time of year? I am a firm believer in teaching our children the importance of thinking of others less fortunate than us and giving from the heart. So many times we may not have a lot to offer but for many it doesn’t take much, it is the thought behind it!
We try to practice giving, even in simple ways all during the year. The rule in our home is when we bring home a new gift we pick one to take to donate for someone else to have the opportunity to enjoy.
One organization that supports teaching our children the importance of giving is the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. The Boys and Girls Clubs of America are celebrating their 2nd annual BGCA Give the Gift of a Great Future Campaign. In an attempt to help so many children that go without, the BCGA has set up a fun way you can help in giving, even if you don’t have the monetary means to do so!
You can head over and play the free Giving Game to easily donate a gift to a club! It is fun to watch the box with the heart and in about 30 seconds make a small difference.
The kids club have collectively given over 1 million hours of community service in 2012 to make a difference. Be sure to read what some of the clubs are doing to hep others and vote for your favorite in the Kids Give Back photo contest! The winning club will receive a $2500 grant!
Get Your Children Involved
At Boys and Girls Clubs of America, teaching kids to give back is one of the things they do best. Why not start now and try some of their tips to help your children learn the value of giving and the rewards it brings as well!
- Talk about giving.
- Read books about giving.
- Volunteer together.
- Acknowledge and celebrate all kinds of giving acts.
- Be enthusiastic!
There are many more tips to help you on your way, so be sure to head over to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and see what other advice they have to offer to help get your family involved!
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Boys and Girls Clubs of America. I received a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.