This post is brought to you in collaboration with CWIST, all opinions are my own.
A few weeks ago I let you all know about the Kids CWIST for Kids program at CWIST.com. CWIST is an incentive based website that rewards children for preforming CWIST’s or tasks that the parents set for them. These are either established tasks that the parent chooses from the site, or ones that they set themselves such as cleaning up toys or walking the dog. In celebration of the spirit of giving that this time of year is all about, CWIST has relaunched their Kids CWIST for Kids program, where children have the ability to complete tasks and earn a toy to donate to a child who is less fortunate this holiday season.
Last year I sat down and started doing research on places where the boys could volunteer and give of their time in order to help others. I am all for giving monetarily, but I think there is so much to learn from the giving of your time to others. What I found in my searching though, is that there were very few places that the boys were old enough to volunteer at. That is why I was so pleased to hear about the Kids CWIST for Kids program this year.
This is the perfect way for my boys to learn about giving of their time to others. Now, instead of earning rewards of TV time or even money for doing extra school work or work around the house, they can help earn toys for other kids. Not only does it teach them the importance of giving, but it shows them that they need to be thankful for what they have, as others have so little.
CWIST is contributing by donating the first $2,000 in toys earned by children completing CWISTs to family-supporting charities. All you have to do to get started is head on over an create a free parent account, add children and get them on their way to completing learning based CWISTs or other tasks that you set yourself. Teach your kids to give back with their time this holiday and head on over to CWIST.com/HolidayGiving.