Nov 24 2014

5 ways to celebrate Giving Tuesday as a family


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:

1. Sponsor a child

There is no better way to connect your family to another family around the world. Find your sponsored child as a family. Together you’ll witness how just $30 a month can transform someone’s life.

2. Make a donation

As the weather turns bitterly cold in some areas of the U.S., many of us become more mindful of the gift of a warm, comfortable home. Many families in the Unbound program live in homes constructed of metal sheets, mud, cardboard or other found materials. Donating to Homes helps families have safer, sturdier homes.

3. Share Unbound

Lend us your Twitter! Help us reach our goal of 100 supporters for a simultaneous message sent on Dec. 2 through the crowd-speaking platform Thunderclap. You can support Unbound’s Giving Tuesday message through Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr. Visit our Thunderclap page to get involved.

4. Write a letter

If you sponsor someone through Unbound, sit down as a family and write him or her a letter. Your sponsored friend would love to receive a photo of you and a few simple words of encouragement.

5. Do some shopping

Add an item from the Unbound store to your Christmas list or send Unbound Christmas cards to your friends and family. Not only will you get some cool gear and cards, but you also spread awareness of Unbound’s fight against poverty. Better yet, all profits support Education.

Help shed a little light. Join us in celebrating Giving Tuesday.

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