During the month of November, Z's school asked each child to do chores around the house to earn money to go and buy canned goods for the food pantry. Z took this job very seriously and worked hard to earn money and felt a lot of pride as he went to the grocery store to pick out the food to donate.
This school project inspired me to continue it into December but this time I thought it might be nice for Z to pick a charity to work towards. I gave him three choices....a charity to help people have clean water, a charity that would give a needy family a farm animal to help nourish them or a charity to help families build a house. He chose to earn money to help buy a family an animal and is currently working toward a share of a cow (his choice). This picture was taken a while ago and he is currently up to $11. He has a ways to go until he gets to his $50 goal but Christmas is not the deadline for us. He will work until he accomplishes his goal and then he will go online to make his donation to Heifer International.
I hope that this project will be the kick off of to the new piggy bank system that I want to start with him. I want him to start placing his money into three categories....save, spend and share. Right now all his money just sits in his piggy bank until something he REALLY wants comes up and then he spends it all :) We will take it all one step at a time, after all he is only five.
Welcome to Raising Z and Lil' C, a little blog all about raising my 6 year old son and my three year old baby girl. I am a former teacher and now a SAHM. I love to write about our journey towards a more simple life, our daily struggles, share cute stories and love to share good ideas when I find them. I hope you will join me on the ups and downs of this journey called motherhood.