Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Share Jar - Your Kids Can Help Haiti

If you've been following this blog and my advice about having three jars for your kids - Share, Save and Spend Smart - you're likely to have a kid with a sizable amount in his or her Share jar. If your kids have some money saved up and you haven't done so already, the awful events and desperate need in Haiti present you with a teaching moment that will help them make a difference. Have your kids donate the money they've accumulated in those Share jars to Haiti relief. I read today that relief is starting to fade, so now is a great time to help.

The girls and their jars

Most schools are discussing what happened to the tiny island nation and have collection buckets so it's likely very simple for kids to just bring in their money to donate. We even told our girls that we'd match their donations (and include a little more) with our own donation to the Red Cross.

Helping Haiti

Relief dollars for Haiti from a 4-year-old

PS My wife gets the credit not only for coming up with the idea, but also getting it done AND taking pictures.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Donating and/or volunteering is teaching your child leadership at it's best, as one of the main characteristics of leadership is making a difference to others.

It also shows the child the wonderful intrinsic feeling you get in return.

I used to fundraise for my local United Way and one of the best campaigns we ever did was a Pennies for People campaigns with
the schools.

Great blog John!
Amy Jo Johnson