The Powerful Word of the month for August is “charity.”

FAIRNESS

Charity is voluntarily giving to those in need. Some might choose to give to other people– such as to children, families or veterans. Some recipients may suffer from poverty, while others might suffer from a fatal disease or a natural disaster.

But charity doesn’t always go to people. Some might give to endangered animals or to those who may need a home. Others might give to a cause such as research to further science and medicine, environmental protection, freedom or safety.

There are many ways to give. They are called “The 3 Ts”– Time, Treasures and Talents.

We can give of our Time; these are the hours we can devote to giving, sharing, working or helping others. Spending time with those in need can help squelch loneliness or take some of the workload off of others.

We can give of our Talents. For example, great woodworkers might volunteer to help build houses and talented knitters can knit blankets for babies in need.

We can also give some of our Treasures. Whether it’s money or other valuables (a pair of pajamas, pots & pans, a backpack), treasures can help others thrive & survive.

A study by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute shows that talking to children about giving is the most effective way to encourage philanthropy. Children who have key adults who talk to them about giving are 20% more likely to give to charity than children who haven’t had these discussions.

Thank you for your support. You are pivotal in helping to make our school one of the best Martial Arts and personal development centers in the world.

Here’s to your success!

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