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Holiday Charitable Giving Activity: Plan Now!

With the holidays approaching, it’s easy to get caught in the bustle of activity and miss the opportunity to involve your family in charitable giving. The great thing about these kinds of activities is that they teach your children that life is not just about them. But because we are all busy, I will get right to it:

  1. Bake cookies for a local fire station, police station, mailman, or delivery driver.
  2. Take balloons and treats to a children’s ward of a hospital.
  3. Clean out your coat closet to donate to a local shelter.
  4. Give $100 to each family member and set a date by which you will give away the money to someone in need. Share your stories afterward.
  5. Invite other families from your sports team to your house, and set a theme of sharing stories of how each couple met.
  6. Invite other families to participate with you to adopt a nursing home and take gifts and treats there.
  7. Adopt a single mom and her family to care for them at Christmas and to give the single spouse a break!

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About Bill High

Bill is CEO of the National Christian Foundation Heartland. He works with families, individual givers, and financial advisers to share the foundation’s message regarding biblical generosity and charitable giving. He is the co-author with David Green of Giving It All Away and Getting It All Back Again: The Way of Living Generously: www.givingitallawaybook.com. » Learn More

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