How do you choose a charity to support, not only during the holiday, but during the year? There are many to choose from that's for sure! All we ask is that you do some research before you dig into your pocket to see where your hard earned money is going? Does it go to staff salary? Does it go to a program? Does it benefit the community in which you live? These are a few questions raised through the year as I myself donate to charity. Here at Characters of Character we pride our organization in the fact that the work we do is accomplished through volunteers. Our volunteers have spent countless hours helping with events, marketing, graphic design work, newsletters, social media and everything involved to run a business. Why? Because they believe in our mission: "To provide a firm foundation for children to establish strong civic values" and they have seen the outcome when children and families meet the Characters of Character.
In 2005 I piloted the characters in an elementary school where they earned a National Promising Practice Award. This not only was an honor, but also an accomplishment as there were only two schools in the state of Illinois to earn this Award. So, in 2007 I took a leave of absence from the school to form this 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit organization. However, the economy was failing, my husband was in construction and I had to return to teaching. He has since then landed a wonderful job and said to me, "Joni, go do you" and so here I am, creating, writing, sharing and teaching with no looking back. Full steam ahead if you will! We have accomplished so much and there is still so much to be accomplished. Keep in mind that all three of our adult children are very supportive of this organization, too! We are a grateful family trying to make a difference in the world.
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Click here to learn about our Friends are Boo-tiful Halloween Watercolor Kit!
Click here to learn about our Kindness watercolor Painting Kit!
Click here to learn about Behavior Bear Watercolor Activity Kit!
Click here to learn about our Character Shirts!
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Click here if you would still like to learn more about the Characters of Character. As you'll soon see, the Characters of Character has an important message to share with children, to empower communities and to engage families. Teaching vital core values is something that should never go out of style. Be a role model, be an encourage, be of good character at all times, you never know when a child is listening to you, watching you and would like to be just like you when they grow up. So once again we ask, be mindful of the Charities that you donate to. We hope that you find value in our work, our materials, our messages and all we do to make a difference in the life of a child not only during the Holiday Season, but each and everyday. Thank you
Married with children since 1981. Love working with children and sharing the Characters of Character.