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How To Help Your Kids Learn The Importance Of Giving

Kids mostly grow up knowing only the things around them. They may not know there's another side of living different from the current one at home. So, you need to guide them in understanding the value of giving back to the community at a young age. It'll enable them to grow into empathetic and caring to others. The giving can be done at home or by undertaking activities during the holidays. Your kids should be able to give without feeling it's a chore, but it's because of the kindness of their hearts.

But they can only know how to go about it if you teach them how to do it. So, as a parent, below are six ways to help your kids learn the importance of giving:

Motivate Your Kids To Donate

You and your kids can take your time to go through some of their old stuff in storage and determine the things they no longer need so you can give back to the community. Sometimes your kids may be hesitant about giving things. However, you can always tell them the items they’ll be sharing will be helpful to some of the kids with none. You can show them videos of people giving away things with their kids so they can be motivated.

An advantage is that there’s no limit to what they can donate. They can give old blankets, extra school supplies like books, pencils or colors, clothes, shoes, toys, sports equipment, jewelry, and furniture. For the ones that can fit into a box, you can put them in and have the best charities that have donation pickup come and get them from your doorstep. You can also inform your kids that the items will help the homeless, shelters, or children in orphanages.

Allow Kids To Volunteer With Local Organizations

Your kids can volunteer in the community in numerous ways. It’s fun and they can enjoy undertaking because they'll be doing it with family and friends. For instance, they can help clean the town once in a while or help other children in the community with special needs.

Thus, they can also assist in the community shelters and with the homeless by doing the chores for them, serving them food, and even helping them with their medications. There are many volunteer groups, so you can't miss one your kids can join.

Teach Them How To Create and Give Regards Cards

You can help your kids design cards for various activities. Perhaps you’re planning to visit a nursing home or the hospital where there are sick people. You can allow your kids to write the kind of message they want, which the sick can highly appreciate receiving greeting cards or get well soon cards. Doing this with them not only stirs up their imagination but also helps them know how to care for others. Helping your kids create things that can help others enables them to be on the right track to learning and doing the right things for others.


Begin Small Acts At Home

You may not have much, but you could start small by teaching your kids some of the little things they can do so they can learn why they should give. It doesn’t have to be about donating clothes or money. They can provide by helping their siblings at home with household chores like cooking, gardening or collecting clothing.

It could also be helping out in the neighborhood. For instance, giving food to someone who doesn’t have any, leaving anonymous cards at people’s doors or helping the disabled or elderly neighbors do some of the chores they may not be able to undertake. Your kids can help them water their plants, cross the roads, or purchase supplies like groceries. Some of these acts may seem little, but they’re crucial to the person who needs the help.

Act As An Example By Giving

Kids can learn the need to give firsthand when they see you doing it. It'll then trigger questions as to why you're offering. So, you have to be a good role model to them about giving. For instance, if you've blankets or food for the homeless, you can tell them it's because they don't have much, but you're going out of your way to help them. Then, you can have a conversation from there. If they see you doing this regularly, they'll be encouraged to join in your next activities.

Build A Tradition Around Giving

You can do the whole giving activity as a family by ensuring you and your kids have volunteer t-shirts printed for the occasion. If it's that time to give, your kids know what to do, and they can remember the importance of giving. Everyone in the family can choose what they'd like to give away, then box them and send them.


Helping your kids learn the importance of giving enables them to grow as model citizens who don’t hesitate to lend a hand to those in need. Such compassion can help your kids love and know why others are important. You can encourage your kids to donate the items they don’t use, volunteer and perform other acts that are helpful to others. They also don’t have to leave the house because the charity can come to their doorsteps and pick what they offer.