12/12/11

10 Charities That Are Meaningful to My Kids

This Christmas, I'm giving my kids money to donate to a charity of their choice. It sounds like a simple idea, but I was overwhelmed! So many charities to choose from! And how would they be meaningful to my kids? So I did some research.

First, I read through the list of charities that currently have the BBB National Charity Seal, just to feel confident that we are giving to legit organizations. Then, I looked through pictures I've taken of my kids in 2011 and tried to match the pictures up with charities. I was able to edit the huge list down to three charities per kid to choose from. And I even found one for our cousin Henrietta!

Here's the 10 charities that connect with my kid's 2011 memories.  


You're going to love the pictures I found from my archives! Some of my favorites of the year!

I hope it makes them feel a bond with the charity they choose and the people they are helping.

How do you help your kids learn about giving this time of year?

7 comments:

  1. Great idea! Will have to remember this for when I have kids. : )

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  2. Hi Sharon! Thanks for sharing your ideas and pics with us. You are a great mother, your kids should be the happiest to have you! I do not have my own still, but when I do a I want to be as good as you! Have a nice pre Christmas time!

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  3. I love the list and the corresponding pictures! I'm excited to see which ones they pick!

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  4. Jessica R GarrettMarch 30, 2012 at 6:34 PM

    Sharon this rocks. What a way to help your kids get into the spirit of the season in their own way! This is a MUST DO for me and my future little ones. I also loved reading about your kids' experiences this year.
    PS - I have a little Shih Tzu puppy so anytime Owen is needing some playtime let me know :)

    Best, Jessica

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  5. What a wonderful idea, and the photos and charities match up excellently. I hope they were thrilled (:

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  6. You are so fabulous. I would love to do dthis when my kids are a bit older.

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