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How can I help my kids choose a charity project?

Michele Borba
Psychology
Help your kids choose something they’re good at as well as enjoy doing. For instance: If he enjoys reading: read letters for the blind. If she enjoys writing: be a pen pal to an overseas orphan. If he loves sports: volunteer for the Special Olympics. If she enjoys knitting: knit a beanie for a soldier. A 2009 survey by Harris Interactive finds that the most popular community service projects among tweets and teens are: helping children in need; advocating for the environment; and supporting homeless people. Match your teen’s interests to that project!

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