Last year we heard from one of the Washington State elementary school teachers teaching our Money Savvy Kids curriculum, about how her third graders decided as a class to donate the money in each of their individual Money Savvy Pig bank’s “donate” chambers to the local homeless shelter.
That felt like a big deal to me when I heard that. These young kids were making the connection between the act of donating and real impact. Imagine the sense of empowerment – pride – they each felt as they gave money they had saved to help others. A third-grade student helping the homeless. A third-grade student who learned that the money they had to give was enough to make a difference. That’s powerful.
So, this month as we all get caught up in the month of love, remember it’s fun to give Valentine’s Day cards and candy (who does not love candy?). But, it’s also an act of love to give our money – no matter the amount – to those in need.