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How to teach children the importance of holiday charity

Holiday charity for kids

The holiday season is time for cheer and spending time with our loved ones and friends. It is also a time to reflect on thanks and teach our children about the importance of holiday charity. Some children  get enthused about having a big Thanksgiving feast or seeing piles on piles of Christmas presents under the Christmas tree,but they may be unaware that other children don’t have the same fortunate experience on Thanksgiving or Christmas.

We do not celebrate  holidays to simply show off lavish gifts; we celebrate holidays to give back to the community and show appreciation for what we are thankful for. There are easy ways your children can give back to the community this holiday season, especially through progressive giving.

Progressive giving allows us to use technology  to donate money, food, clothing and other valuable goods to those in need with a simple touch of a computer mouse. You can teach your children to give daily, weekly, or monthly during the holiday season to those in need of the extra help here and there.

One of the most heart warming types of charity you can allow your children to actively participate in  is holiday gift giving  to children in need. It’s important for children to understand that it’s better to give  than receive. You can teach them  this invaluable life lesson by helping us here at  Mid Atlantic Deck & Fence  put a smile on a child’s face for Christmas through Toys For  Tots.

Tis the season for giving so let’s work together to fill those boxes full of toys. Hurry, the drive ends Thursday December 19th. It’s important that children know how to perform charity and community work all year round, not just during the holidays.

Here’s how Toys For Tots works:

Toys For Tots is an annual toy collection /distribution campaign that happens nationwide in 700+ communities. All toys collected for the Toys For Tots campaigned should be new and unwrapped. You can drop your toys off at participating local businesses such as Mid Atlantic Deck & Fence. Toys are given to children in need by age and gender.

If you have any questions about Toys For Tots or need deck, custom gazebo, screen porch, fence or patio installments, contact Mid Atlantic Deck & Fence (MAD Fence) today by clicking here or calling 1-800-833-9310.

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Source:

http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/848847/expose-your-child-to-the-importance-of-christmas-charity

http://www.ltphoenix.org/about-us/raenas-blog/319-holidays-a-prime-time-for-teaching-importance-of-charity-community

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