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Save the Date to Spread Generosity, Happiness and Positive Impact – #Do1Give Day

Mother Theresa once said ” It’s not how much you give but the love you put into giving”

#Do1Give Day is coming! Mark your calendars for April 27 as the day to give back to the world and join the global movement to create a ripple and start a wave of happiness.

#Do1Give Day is your chance to feel good when doing good things for others. Whether it’s volunteering, donating to charity, or simply being kind to those around us, acts of generosity can have a profound impact on our well-being.

Family Giving

And when we involve our families in these acts, we not only spread happiness and kindness, but we also teach our children valuable life lessons that they will carry with them throughout their lives. Here are some ideas on how families can spread generosity, happiness, and kindness through giving:

Start with Small Acts of Kindness

One of the easiest ways to spread generosity and kindness is to start with small acts of kindness. Whether it’s holding the door open for someone, saying hello to a stranger, or leaving a kind note for someone, these small gestures can go a long way in brightening someone’s day. Encouraging your family to perform these acts of kindness not only spreads positivity, but it also helps them develop empathy and compassion for others.

For younger children, you can start with small acts of kindness such as sharing toys or helping a sibling with a task. As they grow older, you can encourage them to volunteer in the community, participate in charity events, or donate to a cause that they care about. These acts not only help them develop a sense of purpose and responsibility, but it also instills in them a sense of pride and accomplishment in their ability to make a positive impact on the world.

Make Giving a Family Tradition

One of the best ways to ensure that giving becomes a regular part of your family’s life is to make it a tradition. This can be as simple as setting aside a specific day each month to volunteer or making a donation to a chosen charity every holiday season. Whatever the tradition may be, it’s important to involve the entire family in the process.

Not only does this allow everyone to feel involved and invested in the act of giving, but it also creates a sense of shared responsibility and accountability. In addition, having a giving tradition helps children develop a sense of gratitude for what they have and teaches them the importance of giving back to those who are less fortunate.

Lead by Example

As parents, we are our children’s biggest role models. Our actions and behaviors have a profound impact on their values and beliefs. Therefore, it’s essential that we lead by example when it comes to giving.

This means not only talking to our children about the importance of giving, but also actively participating in acts of generosity ourselves. Whether it’s volunteering at a local food bank, donating to a charity, or simply being kind to those around us, our actions speak louder than words.

In addition, leading by example also means being intentional about the way we give. For example, instead of simply writing a check to a charity, we can involve our children in the process by researching the organization together, discussing its impact, and even visiting the charity to see firsthand the difference their donation can make.

Focus on the Impact

When it comes to giving, it’s easy to get caught up in the act itself and forget about the impact it has on others. However, by focusing on the impact of our giving, we can help our families develop a deeper understanding of the value of generosity and kindness.

This can be done by sharing stories of how our donations and acts of kindness have made a difference in someone’s life, or by involving our children in the process of giving and showing them how their actions can have a positive impact on the world.

#Do1Give Day

This year we want you and your family to help us reach our goal to complete and share over 25,000 acts of giving. It’s possible – with your help!

Visit for more information, for giving ideas, and for your guide to make #Do1Give Day this year, the best yet!

What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
“Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give Challenge has resonated throughout my community. Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before.”
Mahina Niyozova (Tajikistan)
“After watching the 365give TEDx Talk, I was inspired to join and begin a daily giving program in India. Today, along with 12 other volunteer women, we provide 100 meals to local underprivileged children in Bangalore for school every day.”
Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
“My life has greater meaning now.”
Renate Jorge, @BeKindBrazil and 365give Member, Family Program (Brazil)
“I just wanted to share that 365give really helped me. I am a better person now, thank you.”
MayLee, 365give Member, Individual Program
“This 365give Challenge has really injected excitement and extra enthusiasm in each work day as I think about what we can do. It has motivated me and the students.”
Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)