If you’ve been following this blog and my advice about having three jars for your kids (Share, Save and Spend Smart), you’re likely to have a kid with a sizable amount in his or her Share jar. If your kids have some money saved up and you haven’t done so already, the awful events and desperate need in Haiti present you with a teaching moment that will help them make a difference. Have your kids donate the money they’ve accumulated in those Share jars to Haiti relief. I read today that relief is starting to fade, so now is a great time to help.
Most schools are discussing what happened to the tiny island nation and have collection buckets, so it’s likely very simple for kids to just bring in their money to donate. We even told our girls that we’d match their donations (and include a little more) with our own donation to the Red Cross.
P.S. My wife gets the credit for not only coming up with the idea but also getting it done AND taking pictures.