Love the layout, but I love the story behind it even better. What a great way to teach your kids to be philanthropic.
Wow...what an awesome layout and an incredible tradition. What a neat idea and a real lesson for your children. I LOOOOOVE this idea. Thanks so much for sharing it! <img border='0' src='/images/icons/grin.gif'>
Project - Change jar
posted 11/15/06 at 07:58 PM
Journaling “The change jar in the kitchen has been with us forever but it wasn't until Aly was maybe 3 that it became a tradition. Who knows how and when it started but it did. The change gets collected and counted when the jar gets full and then the kids decide which charity gets the money. The rules are that it must be an official charity - like a real one not some made up one. And none of us may benefit from that charity. So, for instance, if the band was trying to raise money for a trip, the money could be donated to them but only if none of our kids were in the band. It is always a group decision and everyone must agree which often means some negotiation. Over the years it has been fun to see what causes you choose to support. We've donated to the food bank, toys for tots and the Red Cross many times. And for seeing eye dog training, breast cancer quilt, trail building and books for the library. The money has gone to bring kids injured in war to the US for medical care, providing seeds in Africa and to the tsunami victims.
Our hope is that as you go out on your own that you will continue the tradition.”
Credits: papers and brushes from Venice Beach by Veronica Ponce and letters from Veronica's Stop the Presses ( I re-colored a few); font is Handage AOE
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