Growing up, giving back was always important to my family. Every Christmas, we would pick different cards off the “giving tree” at my church. Each of us kids would be in charge of a card that had another child’s name and what they need.
My mom would then take us to the store to pick out the gifts for these other children. We would be in charge of wrapping the gift ourselves and bringing it back to the tree at our church.
We also would give away old clothes that didn’t fit anymore to other families in need.
Making sandwiches for the homeless was another great way we gave back!
When we set an example for our kids, they watch us and learn what is right. By showing our children the importance of giving back, they grow up to have that same mentality and kindness for people they meet.
Make it a family tradition to give back to others around you!