Four Ways Parents Can Use the Spirit of the Holiday Season to Teach their Kids About Giving Back Thanks to MyJobChart.com
As we delve into the thick of the holiday season here are the cold hard facts: The average American spends $800 on gifts over the holiday season, yet only about $2,400 a year (about 4% of income) in donations.
In 2012, Americans gave an average of 4% of their annual income to charities, according to Philanthropy.com. However individuals living in Utah, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, Idaho and Georgia averaged over 7% to charities. Utah led the entire nation with an average giving of 10.6%.
Consumers spent $59.1 billion while shopping during the weekend surrounding Thanksgiving and Black Friday in 2012. Environment and animal charities took in $9.48 billion in contributions for the entire year of 2012.
So with all this spending happening- how can parents teach their kids to see past materialism and remember the spirit of the season which is truly about GIVING BACK? MyJobChart.com has the solution ALL of us parents CRAVE; how can we teach the next generation to be better global citizens?
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