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Charity and Volunteering?

I have a Daughter in first grade and she came home today telling me she needs to bring food to school so she can give it to poor people. Well I packed some can goods in her book bag, But as I try to use every opportunity to teach. I told her most of the people the food would be going to wouldn't really be poor. They all have houses and cars and electricity and phones (I know I saw the application to receive this food and was appalled that my family qualified,My husband is in the Navy and we in no way need help buying food)
But she said "Mom Ms.Jones said we all have to help people who have less then us" And I told her Point Blank "No we don't". Then I went to her bag and took the cans out. lol I know I'm being childish but can anyone help me with Ideas to teach my child the real meaning of Charity?

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I can understand your concern

But it is kind of nice that they are at least telling the children "it isn't all about you." Too much education is just focused on that. However, the explanation was lame. We don't have to do anything. God gave us a free will. However, if your child saw that her neighbor was going hungry, wouldn't she want to give her food? That would be a natural outpouring of generosity and compassion. It is hard to have a genuine outpouring of compassion on someone you don't see.


"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5,6


The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment...Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are His delight. Prov 12:19,22