Sunday, December 20, 2015

Hello from Figgy!

Hi! My name is Figgy!
My doggy friends and I hope that you will like our blog!
Our goal is to share ideas about how friends and families can give generously by sharing of their time, talents, money, or social media connections.
Some people think that to be a giver, that you have to be an adult or at least an older kid.
Well, my doggy friends and I have found out that there are many ways for kids to give too!
Some nonprofit foundations were even started based upon projects that children designed, such as:
The Imagination Foundation, which grew in part from Caine's Arcade, and Alex's Lemonade Stand. 
These are just a small sampling of great giving projects that started because of children wanting to give!
What might seem small to you might be huge to those whom you choose to help!
Since I am a dog, I will be getting some great insights from my people friends, who go by Big Bro and Little Bro, as well as some of their friends.
We have added a list of links that give great ideas for giving generously, so please be sure to check out our list of links. We hope to grow our list so if you have any suggestions, please let us know!
Special thanks to Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen and her foundation, The Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Foundation, LAAF. We have all been inspired to try to be better givers as a family based upon what we have learned from her great book, Giving 2.0, and her awesome online Giving 2.0 MOOC.
If your family wants to learn more about Giving, we encourage you to have a grown-up from your family take the Giving 2.0 MOOC and read the Giving 2.0 book! So many ideas for neat things to do to give generously as a family or as a group of friends in this book and online class!!!

Also, if you read this post and you would like to share what you have done to give from the heart with your family or friends, please email your ideas along with a drawing or photo of your favorite dog or other pet. We will select some of the emails that are sent to us and will share your drawings and your ideas for giving!

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