Parents are always seeking ways to teach their kids about giving back. And never more so than around the holidays. In this festive, but often wish-list-centric time of year, we need opportunities to remind ourselves about what it means to be grateful, to cherish what we have and to serve others.
Giving Tuesday is on Dec. 2 this year, and it’s is the perfect time for families to focus on giving back. Here are a few ideas for how your family can participate with Unbound this Giving Tuesday:
A home in southern India, similar to the home Pawn had before Unbound helped her build a new one.
Pawn stands outside her new home as it was under construction.
Funding for Homes helps repair leaky roofs and collapsing structures and make other improvements families couldn’t otherwise afford. And if enough people contribute just a small amount, together we can change someone’s life.
Sponsored elder Pawn, 76, and her daughter, Pala, 31, live in India. Their small home had mud walls and a thatched roof. They slept on thin mats on the floor, and there was no running water or latrine.
Whew. The holiday weekend is over. We’ve given thanks, eaten at least one feast, hunted deals and shopped online.
Now we get to take a deep breath. We get to turn our attention to others as we embrace the generosity that marks this season, one of giving thanks and giving gifts. Today, we give back.
Today is Giving Tuesday, a world-wide movement encouraging us all to donate and volunteer, working together to make our world a better place.
We have a day for giving thanks, a day for getting deals and a day for buying online. Now, a day for giving back! Join the #GivingTuesday movement with CFCA on Tuesday, December 3.