FAMILY FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Changing the World in Your Pyjamas!

One of the greatest lessons you can teach your children is to always give more than you take. A great place to start, is to help a charity. This is an opportunity to make the holidays more meaningful for your family and teach your kids about giving back to the community.

First, find charities that are right for your family. Think of something you’ve read about that’s affected you, or an idea you’d really like to promote. You’re more likely to continue giving if you feel a connection to the cause. The charity you choose can be at the local, regional or national level.

Then decide what you’re going to do for this charity, donate money, time, or help with fundraising. Be creative…(that’s where the pajamas come in)

You can give to a charity and make a difference in the world from your computer, iPhone, or laptop. By clicking certain links online, you can help give to those in need. There are companies that make revenue from advertising on these charity pages. Advertisers pay per click, so you really are helping someone else by clicking the links or playing the games. Here are some examples to get you started!

http://www.care2.com/click-to-donate/primates – 100% of the donations raised go directly to the Jane Goodall Institute, which runs sanctuaries in Africa where orphaned chimpanzees can be cared for and given the chance to live reasonably full lives in spacious conditions.

http://www.charitii.com – This organization has dozens of “click charities” to choose from, such as a donation of 10 square inches of rainforest for each click.

http://freerice.com – For each answer you get right, they donate 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program. Simply by answering trivia questions about word definitions you can make a difference.

So the next time you and your kids are caught in traffic or waiting for that commercial to end before the family movie starts…think about change the world in your pyjamas….it’s only a click away!

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