In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works... Titus 2:7
As parents, we want to teach our children to be generous as well. Therefore we often, but not always, involve them in our charitable giving. We want them to see for themselves that this is something that our family does.
Hoodies they picked out for homeless teens
There are lots of simple ideas that don't cost much in time or money that can be great examples to kids;
Operation Christmas Child
Collect coloring books and crayons for the Children's Hospital
Donate unwanted books to the Friends of the Library
Collect school supplies during back to school sales
Make Valentines for Vets or nursing homes
Care packages for military
Invite friends without family nearby to join you for the holidays
Donate items to an animal shelter...
This time of year it is easy to give. Just in shopping I came across Salvation Army bell ringers, firemen doing the fill the boot drive, a book drive, a toy drive, and a food drive.