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365give Launches Indiegogo Campaign

This is a big moment for us as 365give launches Indiegogo Campaign. We have launched our program through schools in Canada but we are ready to go public with our mission. It is easy, simple and will change the world. So what is 365give? The 365give Challenge is as easy as 1,2,3. One give, One child, One day at a time. What began as a yearlong giving project with a mother and her child has grown to reach over 275 children. With your help 365give plans to expand our giving movement to reach thousands in September 2014 but we need your help with our campaign in Indiegogo fundraising campaign and here’s why….

365give started as a dream to change the world for the better. 

Teaching children to give has been researched extensively throughout the world. The benefits to the children work directly with the social emotional education they are embracing in the schools every day.

 Benefits include:

  • An increase in happiness and well being
  • Better health
  • Decrease in depression
  • Less bullying
  • Better social skills
  • Increase in confidence
  • Higher grade point averages



Here’s how the 365give Challenge works….

1) Each class participating in the 365give Challenge chooses 5 ways they can give back to the planet, a person or an animal. One give every day over the course of a school week. The 365give Challenge rotates from class to class each week.

2) Teachers work with their students to recorded each give in their school 365give book. They create 1 page each day that describes how their class left a positive footprint on the community and world around them.

3) Each “give” is tracked on the 365give Impact Tracking Board located in the school so students understand the impact they have as they complete their daily gives.

Teachers incorporated their daily giving as part of their every day curriculum using a range of subjects including:

  • Math
  • Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Writing
  • Creative Arts

The 365give Challenge is an educational program that teaches philanthropy in the most simple, empowering, and exciting way for students and teachers. The program, in partnership with researchers from UBC and SFU, is being researched to reveal the long-term benefits of giving in school-aged children.

Students and teachers have engaged in over 150 “gives” which include:

  • Baking 100 dog biscuits to celebrate the 100th day of school and donating them to Paws for a Cause.
  • Helping other classes with playground clean up duty.
  • Raising money for various organizations locally and globally.
  • Bringing trash-less lunches to school as they learn about the environment.
  • Doing shore-line clean up in support of the ocean.
  • Taking home-made cookies to the fire-fighters to thank them for all they do.
  • Working with local seniors.
  • Creating videos about animal awareness.

You can read about the students daily giving on our blog.

Our goal is to have an addition 12 schools take part in the 365give Challenge for the school year starting in September 2014. We need your help to do so.  We need donations to create a more interactive website which provides teaching tools, “giving” ideas, and support for schools doing the Challenge. 365give would like to create a portal for educators and students to log-on and share their giving ideas while providing a space where they can be celebrated. This grassroots giving movement will expand into a far-reaching global initiative, creating a fertile field for greater good to grow and flourish.

It can be done, with your help.

 The beauty of this project is its simplicity and mobility:

One give, once child, one day at a time. 

We have learned that sometimes what seems like the smallest give of all,

a smile or a word of encouragement,

can be the very thing that makes the biggest difference.  

Check out our campaign on Indiegogo,

Share on Facebook, Tweet our story and spread the news that a new giving movement has begun!

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)