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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 curriculum’s. 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.
We are running The 365give Challenge as a pilot project starting in January 2014 with select classes at Ecole Pauline Johnston and West Vancouver Premier Sports Academy. In partnership with these teachers and students we plan to make The 365give Challenge an easy and beneficial program that could be integrated into the fabric of any school curriculum.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding the pilot project and upcoming plans for the fall of 2014.
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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
We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.
True charity is the desire to be useful to others without thought of recompense.
The highest expression of love is to give, without expecting.
Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good thing, therefore, that I can do or any kindness that I can show for any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
I do not know what your destiny will be, but the one thing I know: the only ones among you who will really be happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
If you want to make a decision to be a strategic philanthropist … it has to be something you’re deeply passionate about -It’s not sustainable unless you’re in it for your emotional connection.
We can all change the world, one give at a time.
Jacqueline Way Founder 365give
If you are not poor enough to take charity, you are rich enough to give it.
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