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Friday, September 13, 2013

Good News: Majority of Kids Give Time & Money to Charity

A new survey by the United Nations Foundation and the Women’s Philanthropy
Institute at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy takes a closer look at charitable giving by youth.The survey followed the same group of 903 of 8 - 19 olds between 2002-2003 and again in 2007-2008 to investigate how they give to charity and ways in which parents teach children about giving. The report also examines whether differences exist by sex, age, income, and race. 

Key findings from the report include:
  • About 90% of kids ages 8 to 19 give to charity. We know this to be true at Charity Navigator since we have kids supporting us!
  • Both girls and boys are equally likely to give money to charity.
  • Girls are somewhat more likely than boys to volunteer.
  • Talking to children about charity has a greater impact on their giving than role modeling alone.
  • Talking to children about charity is equally effective regardless of a parent’s income level or a child’s gender, race and age.

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