I love to see kids and teens who are kind and compassionate. Supporting and working with charities can foster a sense of community and can actually help develop money management skills in young people. Kids can see first hand that $10 could be used for something other than a toy. It could purchase a blanket for a baby, a dinner for a family or a bag of food for a homeless pet. Many families have a portion of the kid's allowance set aside for a charity or a church. Other families also get the kids involved in volunteering their time. I recently talked with Rachel, a young girl who volunteers with a private dog rescue group. Here's what Rachel had to say about her volunteering experiences.
We did set a budget for our donations. My mom tells us what we can spend and we buy an extra bag of dog food or treats or shampoo to help out on the wishlist. Big bags can be expensive so we watch for coupons and sales to get the most we can for our money for them.
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