The holidays are here and I love giving this time of year even though I try to give all year long. Just today, my daughter and I were dropping of toys for a toy drive listening to Christmas music. As we were in route she simply said, “Now it feel like Christmas.” She was born into a family of givers. We have just found out about “Growing Up Giving” and are excited to share information about Growing Up Giving as we learn more about it.
Everywhere Society and Macy’s Heart of Haiti have partnered to create “Growing Up Giving” – a digital guide for parents, teachers and caregivers chock full of information about how to raise a generation of charitable children. My family has not given to this charity, so I am happy that I am able to share this information with you. Who does not remember the devastating earthquake in Haiti, in 2010.
It is important to educate our children on the importance of giving. Both of my children are very compassionate, but I have noticed that my daughter is more informed than my son. She is 19 and he is eight. I do believe that times have changed and it is easy to get caught up in so many things and we are not educating our children on the importance of giving. If it is not monetary or tangible things, give your time. This year I have been brought back to reality. I have given more than I have in a while and I am making a conscious effort to educate my son.
I like that Macy’s Heart of Haiti has partnered with Growing Up Giving. I love to shop and I am sure many of you do as well. I have browsed through the Macy’s Heart of Haiti catalog and found some really nice items. As I browsed through the catalog, I was like a child. In my head I thought, “I want this or I want that.” Now, how does shopping help the people of Haiti? Purchasing items through this catalog directly benefits Haitian artisans by allowing them to support their families with dignity and purpose. Artisans receive half the wholesale price for each item in this collection.
This initiative offers the first sustainable work since the earthquake, enabling artisans to repair homes, pay school fees, feed and cloth their families. With steady income comes better nutrition, improved education and access to healthcare.
This is a creative way to help people in need. You will be helping others while shopping, you cannot beat that. And while you are shopping do not forget to teach your children to give.
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