Section 2
The History of PHILANTHROPY
Opening Your Philanthropic Account
Time
30-45 minutes depending on size of group
Materials
  • Pens, markers, crayons,
  • Copies of personal checks (3 per participant)
  • Flipchart and easel
  • Handout – Personal
  • Handout – Community
  • Handout – Checks
Physical Setting
Large room, open space for participants
Sequence
  • 5 minutes for introduction
  • 5 minutes for filling out the personal checks
  • 15 minutes for sharing and exchanging checks
  • 15 minutes for brainstorming
  • 10 minutes for reflection

This activity helps the participants experience giving and receiving within their organization and/or community. Youth will think about what they have to give and practice their giving with each other.

Objectives

  • To help participants understand the importance of giving
  • To help them identify different gifts and talents they have to give

Activity

The facilitator explains that philanthropy is a way of sharing our gifts to meet the needs of the members of our organization and community.

This activity will help participants experience giving and receiving within their organization and/or community. It will begin with participants thinking about what they have to give and then practice their giving with each other.