Sunday, December 30, 2007

Charitable Giving by the Young

On December 30, 2007, the Washington Post reported that young people are now beginning to give to charity is rising numbers.  Here is an excerpt:

Young children and teenagers across the nation are getting involved in philanthropy more than ever, according to research and nonprofit experts, who credit new technologies with the rise of the trend. As young people increasingly become exposed to and connected with the problems of the world via the Internet and television, experts said, parents are finding new ways to instill in their children the value of giving.

At the same time, technology is democratizing philanthropy so giving is not only easier for people of all ages and means, but also trendier. And children are starting to organize at the grass-roots level to give.

To see the full story, go to "For Modern Kids, 'Philanthropy' Is No Grown-Up Word" in the Washington Post.


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