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June 2014

  • Posted by JoAnn Turnquist

    8 Books About Giving For Your Summer Reading List

    June 19, 2014

    Although the heat of summer has descended on us, the summer season officially begins this Saturday, June 21st. Summer activities lend themselves toward relaxation. It’s the perfect time to plunge into your reading list, learn about a new subject, or teach your children about a new topic they might not learn in school. If giving and philanthropy are your topics of interest, we have the scoop on the books you should add to your summer reading list.

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August 2013

  • Posted by Talk About Giving

    TAG Book Club: How to be an Everyday Philanthropist

    August 7, 2013

    We're in the dog days of summer. But a new beginning is on the horizon. Can you feel the excitement? It won't be long and it will be time to buy that new Trapper Keeper, monogrammed lunchbag or super heroes backpack. There will be white tennis shoes, glowing on feet. Fresh blue jeans, a size too big so we can grow into them. Maybe even a fresh new haircut. New schedules, routines and activities. But perhaps you've been thinking about ways to make life more meaningful for your family as you get into the crazy hubbub of the school year. But how can you fit it all in? Well, don't worry - we've got you covered.

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July 2013

  • Posted by Kristin Williamson

    TAG Book Club: The Giving Book

    July 16, 2013

    The Giving Book: Open the Door to a Lifetime of Giving, by Ellen Sabin, inspires, engages and teaches children about the act of giving back. It provides a process to help families guide their children in gaining a sense of compassion, exploring their own personal interests in helping others, and discovering the true impact they can have in the lives of others, their community and the world. The 64-page, spiral-bound workbook will be personalized by your child, making him the author of his own journey into compassion and giving.

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May 2013

  • Posted by Talk About Giving

    TAG Book Club: A Kid’s Guide to Giving

    May 14, 2013

    A Kids Guide to Giving, by Freddi Zeiler is all about how everyone can get involved and make a difference. It’s a resource book that teaches and informs kids about HOW to give and provides them with the information they need to get started in giving – whether it be through monetary contributions, volunteering, donating good or organizing charity events.

    Easy to read and fun to follow, the book first introduces the ‘why.’ Why should I give? Then, it explores the many different ways you can contribute and how to determine what matters most to you. Designed to inspire kids, the book also provides a reference section filled with information about many nonprofit organizations that might be of interest to children, divided into the categories of people, animals and environment.

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March 2012

  • Posted by Talk About Giving

    TAG Book Club: Just a Little Bit

    March 14, 2012

    Have you ever felt like the little things you do to help others might not really amount to much? Or maybe you don’t have enough money, enough time, or perhaps you’re just too little to make a difference? We all know these things are not true, because every little bit makes a difference. And we can teach our children that no matter how large or small their donation – and no matter if they volunteer once a year or commit their lives to a cause, their efforts matter and have an impact.

    Just a Little Bit, by Ann Tompert illustrates this and other important lessons when Elephant and Mouse decide to play on the seesaw and need a little help from friends to find a balance. Many help willingly, but there are naysayers in the crowd that don’t believe the group will ever be able to get Elephant off the ground. They work and work, and in the end the contributions of a small beetle are just enough to make all the difference.

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