Giving Back: A Look at Philanthropy
Philanthropy. It started with Prometheus who sparked (see what we did there) the idea of giving something for the benefit of mankind and ignited (oops, we did it again) a movement that traveled through history and around the world.
It may seem like a narrow scope to view our past, but when studied properly, the evolution of how, why, when and who took part in philanthropy can open our eyes to a whole new view of history. Through articles, stories, and illustrations, kids can discover the role Benjamin Franklin played in founding a variety of voluntary associations, the most famous “givers” in the books, the history of the fundraiser, how charities helped during The Great Depression, nonprofits that focus on making life better for kids, how technology is helping to make giving easier, and more.
Enjoy features including:
- For Love of Mankind by Barbara Krasner
- Random Acts of Kindness by Ebenezer and Colonel Crow
- Organized Aid by Amanda B. Moniz
- Notable Givers by Audrey DeAngelis and Gina DeAngelis
- Carnegie’s Gospel of Giving by Will Bremen
- More Notable Givers by Audrey DeAngelis and Gina DeAngelis
- A Family Affair by Virginia Calkins and Andrew Matthews
- A Century of Pitching In by Kathiann M. Kowalski
- Looking Into the Future by Kathiann M. Kowalski
- Giving in America on Display by Meg Chorlian
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