The book is written for kids, but it gives many encouragements for the mitzvah of tzedakah. I'm glad it's written for kids because sometimes the phrase "making a difference" can feel a little overwhelming. But this book is a great source of encouragement to take baby steps toward changing the world.
Among the ideas are collecting old cell phones for organizations that will make them available to the needy for 911 calls; assembling donations of stuffed animals to give to children in shelters and hospitals; donating time to senior citizen centers. Many of the ideas are connected to individual children, whose stories are profiled. The pleasing design, filled with color photographs, make the book very accessible. Each chapter ends with the question, "What can I do?" and offers suggestions that connect with the projects.
The first chapter opens up with counting money in your tzedakah box and how much just $5 can make. But what I was inspired by was how small the cost of buying balloons to bring to a hospital or nursing home...one of the ideas for using $5! How easy would it be to accomplish that idea? It is definitely attainable, which will give you a sense of confidence before leading you onto the next mitzvah! I hope this adds to your life as it is mine!
Warning: There is one chapter that I would not recommend...I guess it is the reason for the title of the book. It is about a gentleman who teaches magic tricks to help people with physical therapy. If our Heavenly Father says "no magic" I think He means it. But please don't throw away the whole book just because of the one chapter. Shalom!