2017-02-01 / Federation

Hands-on philanthropy for your children

Want to give your children (or grandchildren) a hands-on experience in philanthropy and community involvement? Join our Family Philanthropy Giving Circle and learn how participatory philanthropy works to build a better tomorrow. A giving circle allows individuals to donate into a pooled fund and decide together where to give away those dollars. Teach your family that every good deed makes a difference and show them how to live a life of giving back to others.

The Family Philanthropy Giving Circle will start on Feb. 26, with two additional sessions on Mar. 19 and Apr. 2, all starting at 4 p.m. Each session will address a different part of the giving circle process. At the first session, you’ll meet the other people in your giving circle and learn more about giving circles. At the second session, you’ll be presented with the grants. And at the third session, you’ll play the allocation game and decide where your donation will go to make a difference.

The Family Philanthropy Giving Circle is in collaboration with PJ Our Way and is geared to families with children ages 9-11. Families are asked to make a minimum gift of $100 to participate. Additional funding is made possible by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. Any community that creates its own giving circle will be granted up to $1,000 in matching funds, generously donated by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

Register by Feb. 16 at jewishsouthjersey.org/give.

For more information, contact Michele Glik at mglik@jfedsnj.org or (856) 751- 9500, ext. 1199.

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