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March 22, 2011

Piggy Bank Set by Materious Review & Giveaway -- ENDED


DD has a couple of piggy banks that she puts her coins in. She gets coins whenever she visits her grandpa (he gives her whatever that's in his pocket) and I will also give her my loose change when we go to the stores together. She loves putting coins in her piggy bank and we think it's great because we want her to understand the importance of saving her money as soon as possible. Although we donate money to local charities regularly, we did not spend any time talking to her about how wonderful it is to be able to give back to our community until recently. We received a set of piggy banks by Materious to review. In light of the tragedy happening in Japan, we thought this was a great opportunity to teach her about philanthropy.

We took the money out of her old piggy banks and put them in her new ones. We put aside 10% of her money and put them in the little piggy. Then we explained to her that the mommy piggy will hold most of her money. When the mommy piggy is full, then we will take the coins to the bank and deposit it in her savings account. We also explained to her that the little piggy holds money for a charity she wants to donate money to. Since she is still too young to pick her own charity, we told her about the poor kids who lost everything in Japan and asked her if we could send her money to them so that these kids could get some shoes, food and clothes that they need. Although I think words like "philanthropy" and "charity" are difficult for a 5 year old to fully understand. DD knows that it's nice to share and once we explain that other little kids are in need and it would be so wonderful for her to share, and how we would be so proud of her for sharing, she agreed to donating 10% of her piggy bank money.

Here's a photo of the piggy banks in DD's bedroom.
I love the idea of the piggy bank set. Both my husband and myself grew up with the importance of savings ingrained in us, so we definitely want to pass that value down to our kids. We have also made a point of donating money to local homeless shelters and food banks regularly, as such we would love it if our kids will do the same when they grow up. The piggy bank set is exactly what we needed.

To buy your own piggy bank set, please visit the piggy store.

Many thanks to Piggy. The store has generously offered 1 set of piggy banks as a giveaway prize to one of my lucky readers (US residents only please).


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94 comments:

Lizzie - The Dancing Toad Blog said...

I love how the piggy banks "nest" together and are meant to be side-by-side.

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Jayna Rae said...

I like that not only are they helping children learn how to be generous, but that they themselves are philanthropic by donating 3% of their profits. Kudos!!!

Shelly said...

I learnt from their site that Piggy teaches children about charitable giving and saving.

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Kristen said...

The company was created in hopes to teach children to become humanitarians (or help them to be that)
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ktgonyea said...

Love that they nest together :)

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jenmalonee said...

I learned that this company teaches kids about charitable giving!

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I learned that the best philanthropic organizations should not spend more than 25% on overhead/etc.

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I learned that the bank has removable bottom plug.

Mrs.Smitty said...

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I love that they donate 3% of their profits to Tabasamu (A Dental Outreach Program in Kenya)
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Eliza Klinger said...

I learned that the Piggy banks help teach compassion and charity!
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debdenny said...

I follow through GFC and I like that they give to charity. AND are teaching their child the same

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i learned they have quotes on their packaging

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Halle said...

I love that they teach kids how to give back! awesome :) I follow you on GFC

Richard said...

Forgot piggy banks were still around. Loved mine as a kid. I believe it could be used to develop charitable giving in children.

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The piggy helps teach kids about charitable giving.


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Hbomb said...

I love the modern design of the pigs, and that they rest against each other.
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I follow via GFC and learned that the company sprang from the birth of a beautiful baby girl.

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