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I have said many times it will be Gen Y that will be the inspired generation to change the world. Today I saw first hand how youth are inspiring youth to volunteer and help create change all over the world.
I don’t have any regrets about my life at the age of 42 but I do wish I had spent more time giving back in my youth. I wish I had taken a few months or a year to volunteer some where in the world other than Toronto. I meet young people that are doing this all the time now. They travel to remote places in the world and volunteer to work at an orphanage or build a home. They return from their volunteer work changed. They no longer see the world as they used to and understand the challenges that so many face. They in turn spend their lives more aware and more generous of their time and money.
Today I met a young women, Donya Jalali that is part of an organization called YouthVOC. Their mission is inspiring:
To inspire youth to broaden their horizons, and become aware of their own abilities to make a positive impact in the local and global community by providing volunteer resources.
H.E.Y Day was born from this mission and it brought together organizations the give back every day and give youth the opportunity to volunteer their time. Here are the organizations that participated so you to can inspire your children to volunteer.
It only takes one person to create great change in the world and that person may be you or it may be your child. Open your world to the opportunity of volunteering no matter what your age. It can be in your own back yard or on the other side of the world. I have personally spent endless hours volunteering and this time has been some of the most rewarding times of my life. I plan to volunteer for my entire life and inspire my son to do the same.
365give wants to know what you have done to volunteer? Leave a comment or tweet us at @365give.
Time Commitment: 1 hour on site talking with the organizations and volunteers
Cost: 0 Happy to share their story
Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs on our planet. We make decisions every day that we sometimes question. Are we feeding them the right food? Am I sending them to the right school? Am I teaching them things that will make them grow into a good person. I met two Mom’s, two kids and a school that is teaching their kids just that – to care, to support and to give. Could we ask anything more than that of our children?
Kai and his buddy Jeremy are selling lemonade this Saturday in Dundarave village from 12-2pm. If you are in the hood, please come enjoy a glass of lemonade by donation!
Mama of Kai, River & Juma
I recently came across this documentary called “A Small Act“. It amazed me to the point I wanted to share it. It’s the story of one women that sponsored a child in Kenya who came back years later to thank her for her support. He is now creating huge change in the world especially in Africa. 365give’s mission is all about doing small acts of giving that cause a ripple effect just like this one. By helping just one person, in this case one child, it has caused a ripple effect on the other side of the world that continues even today.
Day 228: Give 228
Giving has been called many things to catch peoples attention - Random Acts of Kindness, A Small Act of Kindness, A Good Samaritan. At the end of the day it is one person taking the time to give to another person, an animal or the planet to show that you care. We all have the ability to give in our lives no matter what your race, religion, financial status or age (my son is 3 and gives all the time).
If you knew what the outcome of every “give” you completed was going to be would you give more?
What if every “give” you do does have an effect and you just can’t see it?
What if every random act of kindness, every good samaritan act or small act was counted for the effect it created?
How many would it add up to in a day, a week, a year. What if you just did one and it created a change that went on for generations like it has for Hilde Back that sponsored one child so many years ago.
Here are the 365give “Top 10 Small Acts” that will change the world whether we know it or not.
2) Adopt a pet through your local shelter (SPCA)
3) Donate your baby’s unneeded items directly to a mother with nothing (Spectrum)
4) Plant a tree (Love Trees)
5) Pick up garbage at your local park
6) Baby sit for a single parent
7) Read, talk to or take an elder person to lunch
9) Buy a person living on the street lunch and talk to them
10) Help your child start a giving project at school to educate the next generation to give (start a 365give project in class for the school year)
It takes just one give to create change. What will you do today to give? Share you stories with us we love to hear what you are doing to give back to the world.
Time Commitment: 5 minutes to hours
Cost: 0 – $35.00 a month