This particular segment had a reporter going around seeing what ideas children had to help with the recession. During the segment it came up that several of the children had money they had been saving and they'd given it to their parents to purchase groceries or other needed items for the family.
What a testimony to the spirit and consideration of these children. Heartwarming and heartbreaking all at the same time.
If you'd like to see the news segment, check it out at the CBS site.
Budget philanthropy idea for the day: Do you have anything extra in your pantry or cabinets? Consider filling up a grocery sack with a few items and taking it in to the food bank or a halfway house or shelter.