Friday, September 13, 2013

Inspiring a Culture of Giving

Family Friday, is really growing on me. Here's a belated look at one of our heart-warming summer moments.

Our construction loving 4 year old somehow found out about the horrific tornadoes earlier this summer. He was sad, but also really interested in the idea of how a tornado could demolish a school.

All on his own, he decided to empty out his piggy bank to "give the money to the kids from the school that got demolished. They will need to rebuild it".

We are so proud of him, and his sweet heart that immediately wanted to help. Of course it took us a bit to figure out how to get a ten pound piggy bank of coins (mostly collected pennies) to Oklahoma. Finally, we realized we could take it to our local grocery store, drop everything into the Coinstar machine and he could chose which charity to give his money to.

There was $37.12 in his bank, over $27 in pennies alone! We chose to give the money to the Red Cross. I think all our talking about money and giving has really paid off, now we just have to keep it up!


take your child to the local Coinstar machine and let them chose which charity to give their money to.

Jessica

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4 comments:

Krystle @ Color Transformed Family said...

This is such a sweet story. I know it touches your heart to see him loving others so much. Children arr the best teachers!

Krystle @ Color Transformed Family said...

This is such a sweet story. I know it touches your heart to see him loving others so much. Children arr the best teachers!

Angela said...

I LOVE that he decided to do that on his own!!! Hope you are doing well!
Hugs,
Angela

jackbenson03 said...

Wow – the house is looking so lovely! Look how tall that door is, too! Love it :)

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