CWIST Holiday Giving Lets Kids Give Back

CWIST Holiday Giving Lets Kids Give Back

There are precious few giving back opportunities for kids that don’t require someone like a parent to stroke a check. I love how CWIST is allowing kids to give toys to less fortunate children and thus learning how great it feels to give back! It only takes one experience of giving back for kids to realize that it truly is better to give than to receive and in the process, kids learn gratitude and an appreciation for what they have.


CWIST Holiday Giving Lets Kids Give Back

How Does It Work?

CWIST is an an incentive-based digital learning platform where kids can earn rewards by completing educational and fun challenges set by you, the parent. But you can draw from ideas from other parents and educators in the CWIST system so you don’t have to come up with the ideas on your own. You determine the rewards for completing CWIST challenges whether it’s a trip to ice cream store or something bigger.  This challenge and reward system, in return, teaches kids how to set and meet goals.

Now, for the holidays, kids can complete CWIST challenges and instead of a parent-determined reward, they can earn toys to give to a child in need who wouldn’t otherwise receive presents. In addition, CWIST will also be donating the first $2,000 in toys earned by children for completing CWISTs to family-supporting charities.

Here is the perfect opportunity for your child to experience that warm feeling that comes with holiday giving — while learning a little something, too.

All you have to do is choose a child, and a “wish” and assign your child a CWIST learning challenge to complete to earn a gift for a child in need. The kids CWIST is supporting this year are living in homeless shelters this holiday season, and your child can make their special day bright by earning a toy purchased from our Wish Engine.

CWIST Holiday Giving Program for Kids

It’s so easy to have your child help a less fortunate kid this year through the CWIST Holiday Giving Program:CWIST Holiday giving kids can do

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season this year! If you do decide to do a CWIST with your child to earn a toy for a kid in need, please do share the challenge in the comments below! Thank you! I’ll be posting in a week or so on the CWIST I do with my kids.

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. Wendy Dean

    Our family has been using CWIST for almost a year. So excited to see it on your blog! 🙂
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  2. Wow, I have never heard of this. I’m going to check it out, Mia. Thanks! Kids always worry about what they are going to get, what a great way of giving back – while doing something that they like doing (being on the computer or tablet or whatever).

    It’s so important to give back – one of the most fundamental things.

    Thanks so much for this post. I’m sharing.
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