Family Engagement

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There are many benefits for families that are involved in charitable giving. Sharing resources and sharing time helps young people learn about social issues in their community. Plus, research shows that participation in youth philanthropy leads to greater academic achievement.

Our United Way colleagues in Milwaukee came up with a list of 101 ways kids can show they care - check it out here.

Volunteer Opportunities
There are many opportunities for families to volunteer together - explore volunteer needs here.

Giving Opportunities
Birthday parties for United Way: In lieu of presents, ask guests to donate money for to help support United Way of the Lakeshore's work in our community. School Involvement: Ask your school’s parent-teacher organization or student council to consider United Way as a recipient of their annual community fundraisers.

Resources for Parents and Adults
    Why Volunteer as a Family?
    Source: UnitedWay.org
    Are You Raising Your Children to Do Good?
    Source: ToddlerApproved.com
    Parental Influence Impacts a Child's Future Philanthropy
    Source: TalkingAboutGiving.org
    9 Expert Tips for Teaching Your Children About Giving and Volunteering
    Source: Bloganthropy.org
    Parenting and Teaching Kids to Be Charitable
    Source: More4Kids.info
    Teaching Children Philanthropy
    Source: HuffingtonPost.com

Resources for Kids
    101 Ways Kids & Adults Can Show They Care
    Source: United Way of Greater Milwaukee
    Youth and Volunteering
    Source: UnitedWay.org
    Kids, Volunteer Opportunities and Tips
    Source: TweenParenting.About.com