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Make a Difference Together – Impact Groups

I found an inspiring example nearby of how someone forms an impact group with their family. A father became so enthusiastic about the generosity challenge from Givt4Kids that he started an impact group in the Givt app with his family. They set a family goal for a Honduras Mission Trip. Together as a family, they aim to raise 6000 dollars to buy medicines for the mission trip they plan to take to Honduras this summer. So, the parents donate regularly, and the children give weekly of their giving allowance to this family goal. But not only that, they invite others to join this impact group and raise money together for the mission trip to Honduras.

Resolving Gratefulness – Setting an Example

“I have two questions. Why are these kids here? And can I join you?” The girl, dressed in black with greasy hair and a half-empty coffee cup in hand, catches me off guard with her direct approach. We're standing in line for the Circle cinema, where our son's class is about to watch 'The Outsiders.' This film adaptation revolves around the class struggle between the 'socials' and the 'greasers' in the 1960s. Since the film was shot in Tulsa, it's obligatory viewing for these kids. A mother beside me explains to the girl that the class is here to watch a movie, to which the girl decides to walk in with us.

Dream Big – A World to Share

“When I grow up, I want to be a gymnast,” our daughter announced. I was a bit surprised. Today, everyone was allowed to dress up for school in the profession they dreamed of, as part of the Dream Big Event happening in the gymnasium that evening. Our daughter wasn't that crazy about gymnastics, but she absolutely loved her gymnastics leotard. So there she went in her sparkly outfit, with a pair of shorts reluctantly added on top at my insistence.

The Car: A Haven for Connection and Reflection

I follow several American influencers on social media, and it strikes me how much of their content takes place in the car. It seems as though half of Americans' days are spent behind the wheel - dropping kids off at school, commuting to work, picking kids up, heading to sports and music practices, swinging by the drive-thru, running errands... All while waiting in various pick-up lines, squeezing in a quick makeup touch-up, planning meals for the week, jotting down to-do lists, and even meditating.

Empathy and Generosity – Raising our Children

It's inspiring to see how other parents raise their children to be generous individuals. And it's definitely a challenge; our little ones aren't born with empathy. That became painfully clear to me when my children were sick some time ago.

Homelessness in America – A Generosity Challenge

During a conversation with an American mother who participated in the generosity challenge, I learned why her children had chosen "Feeding America" as their family goal. This charity provides nutritious meals to people facing food insecurity. In America, it's one in six... The children of this family chose this goal because they often see homeless individuals, people who are lacking. The mother explained, "Homelessness is visual. They see it and they want to do something about that."

The Two Buckets – Bringing Tangibility Back to Giving #2

The church was located in a small room above the local sushi restaurant. We had never been there before. It was just a few minutes' drive from our house, and honestly, we could have easily walked. But we were running late and had adapted to our new American lifestyle.

The Two Buckets – Bringing Tangibility Back to Giving

The church was located in a small room above the local sushi restaurant. We had never been there before. It was just a few minutes' drive from our house, and honestly, we could have easily walked. But we were running late and had adapted to our new American lifestyle.

Doing Good – a Challenge in Generosity

The children sprint eagerly to the mailbox, eager to see if Givy has left something for us again. We've reached day four of the generosity challenge and the children are fully immersed in it.