Empowering Children through Charity and Community Engagement

Charity For Change – Empowering Children to Be Active Participants in Their Communities

Charity for Change empowers children to be active participants in making their communities a better place. This proven SEL program is supported by individual donors, foundation grants and civic organizations.

Research shows that personal stories of identifiable victims like Rokia generate more charitable donations than statistics about unnamed famine victims. This is what academics call the “identifiable victim effect.”


GiverTV is a live-action television series co-produced by TVO and Sinking Ship Entertainment that encourages kids to make their community a better place. The show features teams of six kids who design and build playgrounds for worthy community programs. With the help of energetic host Michael and their adult counterparts, these kids see their thematic playground fantasies come to life for deserving neighborhoods.

This interactive video series expands Charity for Change’s classroom-based Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Giver Program beyond its afterschool, summer school, in-school and preschool settings that have reached 62,000 children in Florida over the past 12 years. Episodes focus on kindness, giving and gratitude, and feature appearances by the program’s mascots, Giver and U2Can, as well as its founder, Charity Karen.

Founded in 2008, Charity for Change brings children together to see past their differences to prevent bullying and violence and instill empathy and a giving spirit. Its mission is to cultivate confident, compassionate children who will become successful learners and contribute to their schools and communities and participate in society as empathetic, resilient, ethical and self-reliant citizens.

Character Education

In a world where influences like media and the Internet bombard children with a constant stream of messages, character education can help teachers and parents provide a counterbalance. It is a holistic approach to teaching that involves addressing the whole child.

Unlike the definition-and-drill approach of didacticism (in which students memorize the names and definitions of values), character education emphasizes moral judgment and practical wisdom in self and others. It promotes positive learning environment and character development through curriculum, school culture, activities and engagement with family and community.

Charity for Change is a nonprofit organization that helps students develop empathy and a giving spirit through character education and charitable activities. It teaches children to see past differences and work together to help prevent bullying and violence. It also cultivates confident, compassionate children who are successful learners and contribute to their schools and communities. These skills are critical for future success. The program has impacted over 80,000 kids and has raised over $140,000 for area charities.

Community Service

Community service is a non-paid job performed by a group or individual to help a community. It is often done on a volunteer basis, but can also be a requirement of school or for citizenship or military service.

Community services are beneficial to both the local community and the people who participate in them. They promote a sense of pride in the participants and teach them important life lessons, such as the importance of giving back. They also help participants develop a more compassionate worldview, which they can carry with them into future communities and workplaces.

Often, community service is performed at schools, churches, and other non-profit organizations. Performing community service is a great way to meet new friends and build relationships with them. This can be especially helpful if you are new to the area or want to make new connections with your neighbors. You can even invite your family to join you in community service, which will be a great bonding experience for them.


Fundraising is an essential element of a charity’s mission, and can be a highly effective tool for engaging with the local community. By improving engagement with the community, fundraising events can improve the return on investment of a charity and ensure its sustainability.

In addition, fundraising can help companies create a competitive advantage by focusing on the social needs that are unique to their contexts. Companies that get this right will generate both social and financial value, which they can then reinvest in their philanthropic programs.

The changing economic climate and public policy changes are influencing charitable giving habits and strategies. These factors are challenging NPOs to adapt, but they can reap significant benefits if they make the most of their resources and are flexible about innovation. This book provides a treasure chest of insights and techniques to support this process. It features key lessons from behavioural science and includes insights from leading fundraisers, researchers, neuroscientists and management consultants.

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