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November 20, 2012

Sandy a 'Teachable Moment' for Raising Charity-Minded Kids

Many of the Americans reaching out to help victims of Superstorm Sandy are looking for ways to involve their children in relief efforts to foster long-term philanthropic feelings across generations, says Reuters. Experts say children's interest in charity spikes after national disasters and that lessons learned in such periods are often lasting.

"Sandy is a tragedy, but it's also a teachable moment," said Craig Kielburger of Free the Children, a nonprofit group that battles child poverty and exploitation. Mr. Kielburger founded the charity 17 years ago when, at age 12, he came across a news story about child slavery abroad.

The article offers tips for parents hoping to engage their kids get involved.