China Revisited

China Revisited

Recently in Better Homes and Gardens magazine, a lady from Oklahoma related a “teaching moment” in which she explained how to encourage children to develop the habit of giving to charity.  Using her 4-year old daughter as an example, she laid out the process as follows:

This mother gives her little angel a weekly allowance of 75 cents.  “One quarter goes to savings, one to spending, and one to charity.”  In December of each year, this adolescent entrepreneur chooses where she wants to send her money and the parents match her savings.

Last year, the lady went on to remark, “her daughter picked from charities based on her passions: a local animal shelter, helping kids in China, and the Pennsylvania Ballet.”

I just hope that somewhere in China, maybe next to their new stealth aircraft or supercomputer, there’s a little Chinese girl putting 1.5 Yuan in a jar labeled, Helping Senior Citizens in US!