Knowing how to spend and save wisely is important, but it is also important to understand our responsibility to help others. This value is best learned at a young age.


Your child will be much more interested in sharing his or her money if the philanthropic recipient is an organization that promotes one of your child's interests.

  • Determine what cause/s your child is interested in, such as pets, other cultures, wildlife, music, dance or your church.
  • Use this interest to open the discussion of giving.
  • Help your child get involved in volunteering for a local organization that aligns with his or her interest.
  • Talk with your child about putting money aside to support this interest each time they are paid.
  • Explain to your child how this donation helps the cause and its recipients