Teach Your Kids about the Importance of Giving Back with This 100-Year-Old Charity

Share the value of giving back to make a difference in the lives of those in need.

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Save the Children has been helping children around the world for 100 years—here's how you can teach your kids to do the same.

With Save the Children celebrating 100 years of serving children around the globe, there's no better time to focus on the many ways that changing a life lasts a lifetime. Even small acts of kindness can create a ripple effect with a wide reach to change the course of disadvantaged children to help them fulfill their future goals and dreams.

It's a great time to think about your family's impact on the community and what you can do to give back to those in need. As a parent, you know from previous experience that volunteering time or donating much-needed items to help disadvantaged families makes you feel good and gives great purpose. It's time to teach your kids about the importance of giving back to try and improve the lives of other people for the better.

Now that the kids are back in school, there are several charitable lessons for mom and dad to continue to teach their kids. Guiding your little ones to learn to give has many incredible benefits, including helping your child to develop empathy and compassion. For example, your kid could donate their birthday to symbolize the treasured gift of giving back to help others.

You could also participate in a day of giving away gently used toys that are no longer playing with as the kiddos delight in making a clean sweep of their room to allow another boy or girl to receive a special plaything.

Another opportunity for kids to see the benefit of giving back is via volunteer work. Whether it's working at a local food bank or simply spending time focusing on the needs of others, the feel-good factor in doing something to help those less fortunate is wonderful. Teaching your child to perform random acts of kindness also leads to definite long-term advantages. Research studies show that volunteering helps to promote a healthy and happier lifestyle, further reinforcing the notion that charity really does begin at home. Lend a helping hand with your kids today to make a positive change in your community!