How do you nourish a spirit of giving in your kids?
If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Up to his nest again, I shall not live in vain.
– Emily Dickinson
Make yourself necessary to somebody.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her.
It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed.
– Mother Teresa
How do we teach our kids to give?!
This special DadChat was dedicated to helping raise funds for shot@life (@ShotAtLife), a movement to protect children worldwide by providing life-saving vaccines where they are most needed. Over $1,400 was raised for Shot@Life in the online DadChat auctions and even more was made in direct donations – all in ONE HOUR!
Note: This #DadChat RECAP appeared last week on Bruce Sallan’s blog.
Shot@Life educates, connects and empowers Americans to champion vaccines as one of the most cost-effective ways to save children’s lives in developing countries. Give here.
1. Hotel and airfare for two to Los Vegas
Winning bid by @TedRubin.
2. 2GB iPod Shuffle #2
Winning bid by @LovelyLu
3. 2GB iPod Shuffle #1 and an autographed, limited-edition book by Anne Geddes
Winning bid by @JPLoveCotton
4. Autographed, limited edition book by Anne Geddes
Winning bid by @Bruce Sallan
The transcript for this #dadchat is here:
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Snips and Bites From the Dadchat
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John Lennon, Imagine