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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!
Time Commitment: 10 minuntes
On Maternity Leave! For the next 3 “gives” Jacqueline Way, Founder of 365give will be on a short sabbatical as she just adopted a baby boy a few days ago. (See Day 352) In her place Nicola Inwood (generous sister) will be posting the daily “give.” If you do not get an immediate response to emails, FB comment or Tweets please understand that Jacqueline does not have immediate access to her social media communication at the moment. Thank you for the understanding.
Give 355: Day 355
Giving is as easy as one click on a Like! Scotaibank nuit Blance Fluxe has build a Facebook sponsorship program where every like that they have on their fan page will donate $1 to the Arts for Children and Youth organization! Take two minutes of your time to like the Fan page and you will contribute to this great childrens charity that focuses on arts for kids and youth!
If you want your give to go even further, send this post to your friends on facebook and they too can give!
Arts for Children and Youth is located in Toronto, Ontario. It works to empower marginalized children and youth by engaging them in hands-on, community and school-based arts education programs that respect existing cultural and community activity, resulting in participatory action and social awareness.
This is a give we can all do today that will help change the next generation. They will know that by people supporting and giving to the Arts for Children and Youth program the world is a more creative and beautiful place.
Like the Scotiabank Fanpage and donate towards this arts centered program today!
Time Commitment: 1 minute