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5 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Giving



The holidays are a time for giving back, and is also the perfect time to start talking to your children about what it means to give back. While the holiday are a time for giving it is also a time when overspending can happen, and is a fantastic time to teach your children the value of saving. A great way to begin a conversation about saving with your kids is by opening a savings account that is available online with ECCU.

Budgeting! After opening an ECCU online saving account with your children, work on budgeting with them. How can budgeting help give back to others? Have your children budget a small portion of their allowance to donate to their favorite charity every month. Not only are your kids learning an important life skill, but also helping others in our community.

Instead of purchasing a toy from the store to drop into a donation box around town, sit down with your kids to create a handmade gift to donate to a homeless child or shelter. Another wonderful place to donate handmade holiday gifts is at a local retirement home. The elderly love having visitors during the holidays, and a handmade gift can help brighten their day during the holidays.

Fundraise! One of my kids favorite things to do is a host a local fundraising drive. They love collecting canned goods from the neighbors to donate to our local homeless shelter. Remember to fundraise all year long..not just during the holidays.

Volunteer your time! There are so many ways to volunteer with your kids in our community. It just takes a few hours to make a major impact on the lives of others by just donating your time.

When teaching your children about giving back to our community, selecting a credit union that invests in social causes is a great financial institution to choose. ECCU offers families Affinity-based banking that brings faith and financial planning together.


ECCU is celebrating its 50th anniversary by giving back! Enter for a chance to win $1,000. The contest runs from Dec. 10 – Jan. 10. The qualified winner must open an ECCU Money Market Savings account where the $1,000 will be deposited. Click here for official rules:

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