Thank you to Glad for sponsoring today’s tips on How to Raise Kids Who Give.
MODEL GIVING. There are many ways that you can instill the spirit of giving to your children. I think the most important way is to model it! When we moved last year there was a lot of stuff that didn’t make the cut. We definitely did a lot of purging before moving and I loaded up our van a number of times to take items down to our local Goodwill. When I did that I made a point of taking one of my boys with me each time and we talked about what we were doing, why we were giving away things we no longer used or needed and how it would help others.
GET THEM INVOLVED. I feel like my older boys are now at that age that they can really start to get involved with giving. This moves them past just observing to active participation! And since we have just made it through the holidays AND a birthday celebration, now was as good of time as any to do a toy purge. And I can’t tell you how happy I was for their help this time around so it wasn’t just me doing all the heavy lifting.
The Glad Products Company recognized the role its products play in giving around the country, and they’re proud to lend a hand in an even bigger way with Glad to Give. Through the unique voices of celebrity philanthropists Tyrese Gibson, Ayesha Curry and Kid President, the Glad to Give program looks to inspire acts of giving ahead of the holiday season and asks everyone to share what they are glad to give to inspire similar actions from others.
Glad also believes that sharing stories of what people are doing every day to help their communities, inspires others to get involved. Visit gladtogive.com to see real stories from celebrities and everyday people who are doing just that. You can find out how to help and share your giving story too.
One act of giving inspires another. What are you glad to give?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Glad Products Company . The opinions and text are all mine.