Learning how to be philanthropic doesn’t begin when we are adults. By instilling these values into our children, we ensure they understand their responsibility as grownups to help those around them.
My six year old, Vman, is taking on his first real endeavor to make a difference by participating in Jump Rope for Heart held for the American Heart Association. Both of my grandmothers died of heart disease as well as one of my grandfathers, so my son has a personal connection in understanding how important education and research is.
Don’t worry… I’m not asking for money! (Although, it would be nice.) I’m asking you to think about the kids in your life and how you can inspire them to get involved in a charity to help others around them.
Now, if you would like to help my son hit his fundraising efforts out of the ballpark, that would be awesome! Just click here. Or support the child next door who is trying to make a difference.
Help our children get involved now so they can understand that by helping others, they help their community and create a positive feeling for themselves.
- Soldiers ‘jump rope for heart’ with Richmond Hill students (dvidshub.net)
- Help a Child to Do His Part for Jump Rope for Heart (shelleysallofmeblog.wordpress.com)
- Gardner-Dickinson students to participate in ‘Jump Rope for Heart’ tonight (troyrecord.com)
- Jump Rope for Heart (courtsdawnpatrol.typepad.com)
- Students take heart at fund-raiser (toledoblade.com)