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90% Of Kids Give To Charity, New Study Reveals

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a recent study from the Women's Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, which was supported by the United Nations Foundation, found that nearly 9 out of 10 children ages 8 to 19 give to charity & more than h

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David C (25)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 6:14 pm
... No problem ! --- as long as it keeps them from thinking about, let alone demanding, CHANGE.

(lamentably) " Charity... any kind of action that relieves people's distress just a little bit without changing the system maintains the system." -- Howard Zinn in Psywar (2010)


Kit B (276)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 7:03 pm

I did that when I was a kid. It was very important to me to give something to those who had little.

I only wish our Congress was teaching children a lesson they could model.

Terry V (30)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 9:40 pm

Teach Your Children

JL A (281)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 9:44 pm
Thanks for the link to the perfect visuals Terry!

Barb Knight (1688)
Thursday September 19, 2013, 11:19 pm
I remember one of the earlier Andy Griffith Shows when Opie was about 5 years old, the school was holding a charity drive and Opie gave a penny. Andy went on and on about how important it is to give to others who don't have much...he tried explaining ratios to Opie and he thought Andy said 'Haratio'... Well....Opie was saving his money to buy his girlfriend a coat. 'She don't have no coat, Pa...'

TomCat S (128)
Friday September 20, 2013, 1:37 am
Humans are naturally generous. GOP greed is taught.

Stephen Brian (23)
Friday September 20, 2013, 8:19 am
I'm very glad that kids are learning these good lessons and taking part in helping others. Still, I remember the day I stopped giving at every opportunity: It was the day that I realized that until I was financially independent, the money I donated wasn't really mine to give. I still volunteer my time, formally and informally, when the opportunity arises, but until I have steady employment for myself, I have to take a break from donating.

JL A (281)
Friday September 20, 2013, 10:47 am
So true TomCat. Excellent example Barb.
One charity is 2cents a meal where people set aside two pennies every time they eat a meal and then once a month deliver them (often a church) which then delivers to a larger group. Even those on SSI or unemployment, etc. find they can easily give this much and continue the healthy habit of giving.
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Monika K (13)
Friday September 20, 2013, 11:17 am

David C (129)
Friday September 20, 2013, 11:36 am
very positive for the future...we have tried to raise our children to consider charity as much as that they are in high school some of the organizations require community service and they find it easy to get the necessary hours since.....

S S (0)
Friday September 20, 2013, 11:41 am
Thank you.

JL A (281)
Friday September 20, 2013, 11:47 am
You are welcome Shanti.

Jessica O (9)
Friday September 20, 2013, 11:59 am
That is very interesting. It is nice to know kids care about the future for everyone. I hear so many older people around where I live say things like about "kids these days" and how many do not care about anything but their Iphones and they're not raised with good values. I call bullshit on anyone who talks about kids like that and now I know I am right. My child would give the shirt off her back if need be...she is only 6 and loves to contribute.

. (0)
Friday September 20, 2013, 1:54 pm
Very interesting. Thanks for sharing, JL.

Gene J (290)
Friday September 20, 2013, 3:50 pm
This generation born beginning in 2000 is going to change the world in ways we can't even imagine yet. This is but one of them. I've seen so many stories of amazing works done by children in this age group, not just in the US, around the world, they are very different from those who came before, very different, already now, at ages far beyond their years, certainly far beyond what I was at those ages. They are amazing, there are so many stories already out there and as they come of age, the world will have a rebirth. They are not willing to settle for what was, they seem to know innately what should be and are already about creating that world. I just hope to enjoy them as long as I can.

Marianne B (107)
Friday September 20, 2013, 8:24 pm
All these stories make me optimistic for the future. I just hope they carry it into adulthood. thanks

cynthia l (207)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 4:46 pm
thx for the positive good vibrations of this story. Children are giving and open minded

JL A (281)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 9:31 pm
You are welcome Laura and Cynthia

Jane Williams (165)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 6:48 pm
Great news! It is wonderful what children are learning today. I feel that we are all put on this earth to help each other.
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