Philanthropy and Work at Home: Involving (Our) Kids in Volunteerism and Fundraising

wid-logoA Special “Take Your Children to Work Day” Program
Sponsored by Women in Development of Mercer County

Event Press Release

On April 24, in honor of Take Your Child to Work Day, Women in Development of Mercer County invites members to bring their children to a “dutch treat” breakfast meeting from 8:30-10 am at Fedora’s Cafe in Lawrenceville, NJ. The meeting will focus on ways to effectively engage children, tweens and teens in volunteerism and philanthropy. Participants will share best practices, strategies and successes in developing the next generation of philanthropic leaders.

The meeting will be facilitated by Julie Davidson Meyers, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Mercer and a Board member of Women in Development. A featured speaker will be Elian Rubin, a 7th Grade Student at John Witherspoon Middle School in Princeton, who is an active volunteer with SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals, Princeton Boy Scout Troop 43 and his school’s Do Something Club. In addition to volunteering, he has raised over $30,000 to support local scouting over the past four years.

There is no cost to attend, but advance registration is required through the EventBrite site.  Most schools allow children an excused absence for participation in Take Your Children to Work day programs. Parents should check directly with their children’s schools for more information.


7th grader Elian Rubin to speak about his experiences as a
fundraiser and volunteer at the April 24th event.

ABS Principal Karla Pollack serves on the Board of Women in Development of Mercer County. – Philanthropy & Work at Home: Involving Kids in Volunteerism & Fundraising