Charity and Volunteering?Submitted by case_a_mase on Tue, 11/10/2009 - 21:06
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?