Do you have a kid at home who needs help keeping track of chores? Do your kids love Heifer International? MyJobChart.com, which gives children the chance to "save," "spend" or "share" the points they earn from completing their chores recently announced Heifer as one of its premier charities. Nearly 140,000 kids use the online chore chart and have completed 10 million chores over the last two years.
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When I first created the online chore chart, I did so to encourage my own six children to stay on task and to complete their chores, says Gregg Murset, founder of MyJobChart.com. More than that, though, I wanted to teach them how money works and help them see the rewards that come from saving and the joy that can come from giving to others.
Murset says Heifer International perfectly fits with what MyJobChart is accomplishing.
As users of My Job Chart decide to share and designate the points they earn to go to Heifer International or another charity, these young people begin to feel that their work truly does matter. More than just pleasing their parents, they learn they have abilities and opportunities that can make a difference on a much grander scale, says Murset.
While young users are drawn to the free online chore chart for its ease of use and the high-tech feel they love, parents are pleased with the less-obvious benefits of My Job Chart. My Job Chart gets kids and parents talking, it changes the entire conversation when it comes to work and money, Murset says.
Bottom line, Murset says, Its free, and it works! MyJobChart.com is just a fun, easy way to instill work ethic and build character over time. Now, with the opportunity to contribute to Heifer, users can feel the satisfaction that comes with helping to lift others out of poverty and become self-reliant .
My daughter is only 3, so while she does have a handful of "chores" to do (mostly just picking up after herself), she's still a little young for an online chore chart. But you can bet your pennies I'll be signing her up for this when she's ready. I'm excited to see what comes of this, not only because of the donations that will allow Heifer to fulfill our mission, but also because I love the connection it makes for kids between their efforts at home and improving the lives of others around the world.
Sign your kids up! And let us know in the comments section below how it goes.
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