Why The Giving Book is SO important
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The Giving Book.
Giving and volunteering is important for the people, animals, or situations that receive the services of the donors or volunteers. It brings people together towards creating healthy communities. However, that’s not the best part! Teaching children to care about others serves them!!
Showing children that their actions matter and can make the world a better place, strengthens their sense of self worth. Inspiring kids to participate in volunteer experiences, exposes them to new people, new friends, and new situations. Giving children an outlet of ‘doing something of value’ when they are upset about something that’s happened (like a hurricane or other event), helps them cope in a positive way with their feelings. The selfless act of helping a person, cause, or nature provides a spiritual boost, as well. In addition, studies show that children who give and volunteer, do better in school and have higher self esteem.
The Giving Book offers children, families, and communities a proven and award-winning approach to inspiring giving and charity! Books are available that touch on the concept of nurturing character by telling a story, but children also desire the opportunity to participate- to express themselves and BE the main character in their experience.
The Giving Book let’s them jump in.
This book is ideal for use in classrooms, camps, and other group settings.
(A free Teacher's Guide is available to help teachers maximize the impact of the book.) Other free Tools and Guides are available for parents and community leaders- including a "Giving Book Party Guide".
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“This activity book for children can be the beginning of a child’s discovery of the joy of giving.”
– Frances Hesselbein, Chair, Leader to Leader Institute, Former CEO Girl Scouts of the USA.
“The Giving Book is in itself a gift to all of us who seek a greater level of philanthropy in our world. It is a wonderful, engaging tool for parents and others who want to instill in our children a strong sense of giving. It provides children an opportunity to use their own skills and ideas in creating a better life for someone besides themselves -- building higher self esteem and a belief that one person can make a difference in the lives of others. My deepest appreciation goes to Ms. Sabin for her contribution to our children and our future!”
– Shay Bilchik, President/CEO, Child Welfare League of America
“The Giving Book is exciting on so many levels! As a former elementary school teacher, I see the value in it for the classroom. Teachers can now engage their students in fun lessons that will lead to a lifetime of compassion and service. At the same time, children are encouraged to read, compute, write, problem solve and be creative. As a parent, I love the idea of participating with my son in activities that help us bond while contributing to our community.”
– Tarra Funk, Educator and Parent
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