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EDITORIAL: Use the season to teach Malheur County kids about charity

The holiday season is the giving season, and charity hits its peak. Adults across Malheur County can give a special gift this season – educating children how to be charitable. This is a gift that would last for years for children and for the community.

A fact of local life is that people tend to reach for their wallets especially this time of year. Generous souls give money to their special causes or to help someone in need. Across Malheur County, we have more than 150 charities that can use the help and thousands of people in need. Writing a check or dropping $20 or $50 or $100 bill in a donation jar is, of course, helpful.

But parents, grandparents and other adults should stop before writing that check and consider the kids in their lives. Why not get them involved?

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