So I work at a Title I school and most of my kids receive a lot of gifts from the school and community organizations every year which is great. However, I've noticed that there is a sense of entitlement sometimes like they just come to expect gifts to be handed to them on a regular basis and there are hardly any thank yous. So, what I want to do is get them involved in some of the giving for once. I just saw a school that raised money through a bake sale to donate to Nepal for people with cataracts and thought "wow what a cool idea." I think it would be good to show my students that other people in the world need their help too! I know my students have the ability to raise money. Every year we raise enough money to send all our fifth graders to Disney World so I know we can raise money to help out others in the world. I'm just not sure what exactly to do. Has anybody ever gotten their class involved in raising money for a good cause? I want to take this throughout the year and really get my kids invested and excited about it. One year we did a canned food drive and my kids were sooo into it but it only lasted a week. I saw how empowered they felt knowing that they had the ability to help others in need and I think it would be great to empower them all year long. So, does anybody have suggestions? Please let me know if you've ever done anything like this before.