Building Generation Kindness | Sitinee Sheffert & Margaret Combs | TEDxOakParkWomen


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This talk looks at the transformative journey to empower children of all ages to become active participants in philanthropy. Kids feel empowered that they can make an impact and difference in society. As our children become more active in philanthropy, they become engaged citizens working together to make change in our community and world.

Sitinee Sheffert is a wife, mom of 4 and social entrepreneur. She is the founder of Giving Artfully Kids, a curriculum teaching children the importance of kindness and giving through crafting and Giving Artfully, a platform connecting crafters and organizations needing handcrafted items. Prior to starting her own business, she was project manager and health care consultant for Stanford’s Children’s Hospital and UnitedHealthcare. She has her Masters in Public Policy and Masters in Health Services Research and Policy from the University of Minnesota.

Margaret is an experienced Montessori teacher and consultant with over 15 years of experience. She has spoken at numerous conferences, given lectures and shared presentations for many years about different aspects of Montessori philosophy and child development in general. Her most recent conference presentation on Cultivating Charitable Minds was featured in Montessori Leadership magazine. Her consulting work connects her with schools and teachers around the world. Prior to her work in Montessori, she worked in various art galleries and in her personal art studio, which she continues to do. Margaret holds a Bachelors of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale and University of North Texas with a specialty in Fine Art and Design.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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