There are many benefits to teaching your kids to be charitable, including counteracting that natural “gimme” impulse, building self-esteem, and making a positive difference in their community. There are also many ways to help teach them.
Marsha Pope, Topeka Community Foundation Vice President, shares information about a local program that gets families together to figure out which causes are important to them and how, as a family, they can give of their time and/or money. More information on i Give U: School of Philanthropy can be found here: http://womensfundtopeka.org/
Here are other resources with tips to teach your kids about charity and giving back: