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365give is Back with a Brand New Mission to Change the World
365give inspires to be a global movement mobilizing and empowering children through education to change the world one day at a time, one give at a time.
How it all Began
In 2010 one mother wanted to change the world. She wanted to do it with her 3 year old son to teach him about giving back to the world. She made a commitment for 1 year – 365 days – to teach her son to give and to change the world one day at a time. 365give started as an online journal (blog) about one mothers journey of giving with her son and the momentum has grown and evolved into something that could change the way children learn.
365give: The Evolution
A few short years later two dedicated Mothers have collaborated to grow 365give from blog to The 365give Challenge. This is a new educational program for children that will be implemented directly into schools and into their classrooms. Teachers will work with their class and incorporate giving directly into their regular classroom curriculums. Each school participating will complete one daily give every day of the school year. Students will be empowered as a class to create “daily gives” big or small that will impact the school, the community and the world around them.
A 365give book will be created to record each and every give completed by the students. The book will be used as an educational tool incorporating visual arts, writing skills, and collaboration between classmates. The 365give Challenge has the ability to change the way children learn.
Giving has been scientifically proven to improve self esteem, lower stress, increase a child’s ability to learn and bring them into community in a new and exciting way. It will empower children to make decisions to find ways to give that will improve the world they live in.
All we need now is the funding to make 365give a global initiative. We have applied for funding with the Aviva Community Fund. We need your vote today to ensure the team at Aviva knows we mean business when it comes to changing the world one give, one child, one day at a time.
Please follow the link at 365give and vote today! Post it to your Facebook and Twitter and shout it out to all your friends.
Help us change the world.
I received a tweet from a great philanthropic friend by the name of Carlos Garcia today. Carlo also completed 365 days of giving – he is Living Philanthropic. Carlo`s tweet asked me to share some news – it was titled Cyber Giving Monday. Read Carlo`s post and consider giving today and be part of the new philanthropy that is sweeping or world. It`s time we all started Living Philanthropic.
Let’s all take the Cyber Giving Monday Challenge. (Taken directly from Living Philanthropic)
Step 1. Find a organization you love and want to support. (I’m choosing Atin Afrika Foundation)
Step 2. Make an online contribution, whatever you can afford $1, $5, $1,000 on Monday, November 28th, 2011.
Step 4: Report your donation to the Living Philanthropic tally: http://bit.ly/lp-tally
Step 5: Invite a friend to do the same.
Easy like Monday Morning…
Let’s make this Monday, one of the best days of giving. Happy holidays!
365give is choosing to donate to Atin Afrika. Here are just a few gift items the children could use this holiday season. please consider giving a child in Uganda the gift of basic necessities this season.
$20 Daily Essentials: T-shirt, shorts, running shoes
$50 Sleep Set: set of bed sheets, pillow, mattress, blanket, underwear, pyjamas
I have just 2 days left of my 365 days of giving journey. One of the organizations that inspired me start 365give was the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation. (RAK) They make it easy to give every day. You can be part of a community that believes being kind will make the world a better place. I believe RAK is changing the world and I have one last idea to share with RAK and you.
Day 363: Give (RAK) 363
“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” Princess Diana
My house was in need of a new roof. It’s not exactly the home repair job you want to be getting done when you have a new baby in your home (we just adopted a baby boy 2 weeks ago) but it had to be done before the Vancouver winter rains arrived.
I had a team of 6 men scraping down my roof at 8 am this morning. I escaped from the banging and scraping for a few hours with my son but when I returned home they were still working like dogs. I thought they were in need of a little break. I put on my “Betty Croker” hat and went and prepared a pot of coffee and snacks that would fuel them through until lunch time.
I didn’t have to provide coffee or snacks for this group of gentleman – they were getting well paid to complete the job but instead I wanted to show some additional kindness to make their long, back breaking day a little bit better.
Isn’t that what Random Acts of Kindness is all about? “Inspiring people to practice kindness and pass it on to others.”
The workman were so appreciative – it was obviously not a common practice at each home they do a job at – but it is at my house. I can’t preform the job they do and I appreciated their expertise to fix my roof.
If we all appreciated each other, if we were all kind to each other whether you are a garbage man, a roof layer or the Prince of England – what a place the world would be!
Share your favourite RAK with us today!
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