PIGGY – a philanthropy piggy bank

Piggy is a set of two savings banks that nest together. The larger “momma” bank is for a child’s personal savings, and the smaller bank is for the child’s charitable savings.

From the site:


We believe that this simple product, Piggy, can truly make the world a better and more compassionate place.

Piggy helps teach kids about charitable giving, with the hopes of inspiring new generations of caring, sharing, philanthropic citizens.

With 12,000 children born each day in the US, imagine the social impact if just a fraction of them learned powerful lessons
of gratefulness and kindness to others.


We suggest that children learn to set aside 10% of their income to charity. Parents can discuss with their kids about who they would want to help most. When the baby bank is filled, a special event can be planned to deliver the money to the charity, or a trip to the bank and post office to mail a check.

The goal is to create positive feelings of doing good will make an indelible mark upon their character and place philanthropy as an important and intrinsic aspect of their life.

For resources on possible charities, go to the ‘Charity’ tab of our site.


  • Hand-cast ceramic
  • Set of banks: one ‘momma’ and one ‘baby’
  • Modern, minimal design
  • Glazed in pale pink or bright white
  • Small pig nests with the large ‘momma’
  • Removable bottom plugs on each
  • Ships safely in fun “quote box”


If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
– The Dalai Lama

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
– Winston Churchill

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
– Maya Angelou

It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.
– Albert Einstein

Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being.
– Mahatma Gandhi

No one has ever become poor by giving.
– Anne Frank

Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival.
– Dalai Lama

A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton

In separateness lies the world’s great misery, in compassion lies the world’s true strength.
– Buddha

To care for anyone else enough to make their problems one’s own, is ever the beginning of one’s real ethical development. – Felix Adler

The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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