CNBC Senior Personal Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson is passionate about informing the public not only about making and managing money but also giving back.
It's a mission that she follows in her own home with her two children. "I like to expose my son and daughter to experiences where they are giving back and having an impact," she said.
A few years ago, Epperson and several of her friends purchased piggy banks for their children and challenged them to save for charity. Over the course of six months, with diligence, the children saved more than $375. "From there, I guided them to various organizations that would make their funds even more impactful and made sure that they could receive a matching contribution," Epperson said. As a group, the children donated more than $750 to their charity of choice.