At our house we talk about how important it is to give back to others, and our school does an excellent job of furthering this conversation too. But putting words into action beyond digging into the piggy bank once or twice a year and contributing to an organization that the kids feel is important to them…. Well, we’re just not so great at creating opportunities for that to happen. The busy-ness of life keeps getting in our way.
But perhaps things are different at your house. Maybe you have a budding philanthropist who is fantastic at making lemonade and likes to set up a weekend lemonade stand to raise money for kids who are ill. Or maybe your child is someone who became so frustrated with all of the lunchroom waste at school they she started a movement at school where kids are asking parents to pack zero-waste lunches. If you have a future world-changer on your hands, then you should know about the Farm Rich Kids Who Give contest, which celebrates young people making a positive impact in the world.
The contest is open to kids ages 7-17 who reside in the U.S. and give back to their communities through volunteer work. Farm Rich will be awarding quarterly 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners to receive donations for their charity of $3500, $1500, and $1000 respectively. Honorable mentions receive a “Pat on the Back” gift card of $250. But best of all, there will be one annual winner who will receive a gift of $10,000 for their charity. That’s like selling a lot of lemonade and cookies!
To enter, kids should go to www.kidswhogive.com and submit a 250-500 word essay explaining their volunteer work and how it has helped others. (You can check out all of the rules, details, and deadlines on the site.) You can also join the Kids Who Give conversations on Facebook and follow @kidswhogive on Twitter for contest updates.
I was selected for this opportunity and compensated by Farm Rich for this post. The content and opinions expressed here are my own.