As Canadian children eagerly anticipate the start of spring break, parents may be feeling frazzled about how to keep their kids occupied while avoiding idle time in front of the television or computer.
Online PR News – 13-March-2010 – – Spring Break Plans with a Purpose
Canadian kids do chores for a good cause
MARKHAM, ON (Mar. 11) – As Canadian children eagerly anticipate the start of spring break, parents may be feeling frazzled about how to keep their kids occupied while avoiding idle time in front of the television or computer.
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC), a child-centered international development organization, offers a free “Chores for Charity” chart to get kids to literally get their hands dirty and help children in impoverished countries.
Canadian parents can download the chore chart at www.ccfcanada.ca/MarchBreak and fill it in with chores for their children depending on their age and abilities. Tasks may include making their bed, tidying their room, or wiping the kitchen table. Parents can then reward completed chores with an agreed monetary amount that will go towards child sponsorship.
The website will also show children a Canadian child’s chores compared with those of a child overseas. They can then click on a YouTube video about Jelil, a young boy who lives in West Africa.
Parents will not only be helping their children to build a strong work ethic, but also to develop a spirit of generosity and gratitude as they think of others and learn about the world they live in.
Visit www.ccfcanada.ca today to find out how to provide food, health, and opportunities to an impoverished child through sponsorship.
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For 50 years, Christian Children’s Fund of Canada has helped children and families of all faiths break the cycle of extreme poverty around the world. CCFC is a child-centered international development organization. Please visit www.ccfcanada.ca for more information on our global approach.