The season of "giving" all year long

While many people think about giving and volunteering during the holiday season, the Indiana Youth Institute tries to remind people that giving should not be forgotten during the rest of the year.

The Institute says parents can play a crucial role in helping their children develop the habit of giving early, instilling in them a charitable spirit as they grow into adults.

“People need to understand. People are in need 12 months of the year. Hungry people are still hungry in the summer,” says the Institute’s President and CEO Bill Stanczykiewicz, “Low income neighbors still need assistance throughout the year, so to have those messages consistently to our kids are important throughout the year.”

Stanczykiewicz says, although it may seem small, getting children in the habit through religious congregations or other social services can help familiarize them with giving year round.

The Indiana Youth Institute points to data that shows that young people to participate in community service and other acts of charity are happier, more productive members of society.

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