Getting Involved in Charity Work
Children entering the fifth grade are old enough to start considering helping others. You'll want to examine what the options are in your community and then review them with your child. It helps if your child is passionate about the charity. Some suggestions include raising money or pet supplies for an animal shelter, bringing toys to the hospital for sick children, or helping to hand out food to the needy at a food pantry. Your child could also host an Alex's Lemonade Stand to benefit cancer patients or collect money in water bottles to be sent to organizations that build wells in developing countries.