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.