It’s never too soon to introduce children to giving. While children raised in philanthropically-oriented families are more likely to continue giving as adults; it’s critical to outline the purpose and tradition of giving. This proves to be the most effective way to encourage younger generations to continue giving to causes they support.
Take a look at the following success story of a family passing along the ways of giving through generations. Nextgendonors.org reported on a family’s unique tradition of giving children a sum of money when they turn 11. Each child is allowed to use their sum to support the cause of their choice–thus teaching an important lesson of research, choice, and giving.
This technique proved successful, as the children ended up with a vast knowledge of various charities and a passion to continue supporting them into adulthood.
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