Winners of the Creative Commons Photo Contest, 2006
I'm working on a piece for the BlogHer Holiday Guide about encouraging children to contribute causes and charities. In our family, I involve my kids in various fundraising activities - from Cambodia to Creative Commons. We have dinner table discussions on why it is important to support causes, particularly programs in Cambodia like the Sharing Foundation. My kids pose for photos in t-shirts (see above), empty their piggy banks, contribute clothing or other types of drives at school, and have attended lots of fund raising events.
As someone who works in the nonprofit sector, I understand the importance of giving - and trying to pass that down to my kids. But, I'm curious about how you, who are parents and work for nonprofits, what do you do to encourage your philanthropy at a young age?
So, here's what I'd like to you, write up a blog, or leave a comment with link or track back - and let me know. I'll be writing a summary for the post. Please respond by November 24th.
Update: Fantastic response so far .. thanks for all the comments.
Some blog posts: Taking Action in the World