And giving as a family can be especially rewarding during the holiday season — when the spirit of community and generosity is in the air.
So whether giving back is already a family tradition or you want to start something new, pull your loved ones together and do something special for others — opportunities to lend a helping hand are plentiful.
Figuring it out together — deciding where to focus efforts
How do you start? Bring everyone together to brainstorm ideas — it can bring energy and excitement to your family’s giving back plans.
Be sure to give every family member an opportunity to express their ideas on:
- The value of giving back
- What they’d like to focus on
- Charitable activities they’re interested in
- Types of donations the family could make
You can explore whether your family prefers to give back in your local community — or expand into another area within the United States, or even around the world. This discussion alone can bring a common purpose to your family’s charitable efforts.