Once he counts the money in his giving jar, Billy is ready for giving back to the community. He’s thinking of helping his library. Listen to find out how.

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 6:23

Narrator: Male

Giving Back Excerpt:

“I’ll get mom. She can reach the jars and I want to see how much I have too.”

Emily returned with their mom.

“So, you guys want to count the money in your ‘giving’ jars?” Mom said. “Before I get them down, let’s talk about what you would like to do. Do you have any ideas?”

Billy said, “I hadn’t really thought about what to do with the money. I just thought I’d count it out.” He paused and then added, “I really like reading books… Do you think I can help the library? Maybe I could buy them some more books!”

Mom answered, “Probably. You’ll have to ask them if that’s what they need. Do you have any ideas for your money Emily?”

“I need to think some more.” Emily answered.

Her mom smiled and said, “Take your time.” She reached up and got their jars down.

“Can we go to the library this afternoon?” Billy asked change cascaded onto the table.

She checked the schedule and said with a smile, “I think we can fit that in.”

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