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Susan Adcox

12 Days of Christmas Fun: Encourage Giving

By December 13, 2012

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On the second day of Christmas
My grandparents shared with me
Two helping hands. . .

There's no time like the holiday season for a lesson about sharing with others. Although any time is a good time to share volunteering with grandchildren, the holidays offer extra opportunities. For example, you can take them to pick out toys to donate to children in need. You may have noticed donation boxes in your area. If not, go to the Toys for Tots website and type in your location.

If your grandchildren do not live close to you, make a donation in their names to a charitable organization. Heifer International provides families in developing countries with livestock, poultry and other items to improve their standard of living. What child wouldn't enjoy giving a flock of ducks to a family far away? Gifts start at $20, and you can print out a card or send an email to announce your gift to your grandchildren.

Do you have a favorite charity for holiday giving or volunteering? Leave a comment below.

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