A Kid’s Guide to Giving
Stamford, Conn. (PRWEB) December 10, 2007
"A Kid’s Guide to Giving" by teen author Fredericka
"Freddi" Zeiler is featured in former President Bill Clinton’s new book, Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World.
On page 30 of "Giving," President Clinton talks about how we can learn a lot about giving from young people.
"Indeed, the best book I've come across on the subject was written by young person. A Kid’s Guide to Giving by Freddi Zeiler provides a good roadmap to giving for people of all ages. Zeiler published the book in 2006 with the support of By Kids For Kids, an organization devoted to releasing the innovative spirit within all children and helping them become good problem solvers."
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President Clinton further recounted the story of how Freddi Zeiler started giving away her spare change at fourteen, and over the years learned a lot about how to develop the discipline to save enough for giving, as well as how to volunteer time, donate goods, and organize charity events.
The book examines three important issues: Why you should give, how to choose a cause, and how to contribute money, time or things. The book features over 101 charities personally selected by Freddi and relevant to a kid’s point of view.
President Clinton likes to give "A Kid’s Guide to Giving" to young people during the holidays. "Last Christmas, Hillary and I gave copies of Zeiler's book to our two nephews, ages twelve and thirteen. We told them we'd send them a certain amount of money each month if they would agree to give 25 percent of it to charitable causes of their choice and write or call us each month with an account of what they supported and why; then we’d send the next installment. They both eagerly accepted the offer and are taking their responsibility seriously. So far, they've given money to the American Heart Association and Animal Rescue."
Freddi Zeiler commented: "I'm incredibly honored not only that President Clinton included me in his book, but that he used it as a resource to inspire his own nephews. The most rewarding part of having written and published Kid's Guide is hearing that I've inspired others to give back."
About Author Fredericka Zeiler
Fredericka Zeiler was born in London, England on January 31, 1985 to Sarah and Peter Zeiler. Her mother, Sarah was born and raised in London and met Peter in the Bahamas. After marrying, the couple returned to Peter's hometown of Los Angeles and began to raise their family. Freddi is the eldest of three girls, the two youngest being Hannah, 18, and Sophie, 14. Freddi grew up in Los Angeles where her mother began to home school her beginning in the 7th grade. It was in this year of learning at home that the idea for "A Kid's Guide to Giving" was first conceived. Freddi recently graduated from the University of California, Berkley, where she majored in Art History. In August, Freddi started her own business- a mail house that puts together mailings for non-profits- handling everything from writing, graphic design, printing and shipping.
A KID'S GUIDE TO GIVING
ISBN: 1-58476-489-9 7.5 x 5.1 Hardcover 208 pages $9.99
Published by: innovativeKids; Spiral edition (October 1, 2006)
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