Give the Gift of Generosity

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Looking for that perfect holiday gift? Give the Gift of Generosity This holiday season Wow: The Generosity Project wants to help you spread generosity throughout the community and encourage people to give back to our local community, so we created Generosity Gift Cards. Each card is good for a donation to participating local nonprofit; you (the giver) determine the amount, …

Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving

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In recent years, there have been countless articles, books, and research papers that outline the benefits of expressing one’s gratitude. The merits of “practicing gratitude” are hard to ignore– studies show that people who regularly give thanks are happier, and more specifically that teens who are giving are also, “happier and more active, involved, excited, and engaged than their less …

Mini Grants for Service-Learning

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Do your students love getting involved and giving back to the community through Wow Projects? Would they like to take their involvement one step further? Check out this fantastic mini grant opportunity from Learning To Give!! Learning To Give is offering grants from $250-$1000 to classrooms to “inspire student action to address a community need.” This is a great opportunity …

Practicing Generosity at Home

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We believe our work is important, that engaging students in generous endeavors through their classrooms can make a lasting impact on their perspective and motivation to be engaged in their community. We also know that our work is only one portion of the pie, and that students’ parents and guardians make lasting impacts on their values and actions. Practicing and …

What’s In a Name?

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After five years of fielding the question, What does Wow stand for? And hearing several variations of our name, we’ve decided to make a shift in what we call ourselves. We are pleased to begin the 2017-18 school year as Wow: The Generosity Project. It is our hope that this name will more clearly describe from the onset what we …