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5 Gives for Grandparents On Grandparents Day

Happy Grandparents Day!

September 8th is National Grandparents Day. It was created for a very specific reason. “To acknowledge their importance to the structure of the family in the nurturing, upbringing and education of children.”

What better way to celebrate all grandparents then to make them recipients of your 365give. Giving (and receiving) is for everyone, no matter what age or where they live. Don’t have a grandparent in your life? No worries. Include a special senior that you can give a little something special to that recognizes their contribution to the world.

5 Easy 365give’s for Grandparents

1) Time – Grandparents have lots of free time and the most precious gift you can give them is some of yours. Book some quality time together by going for a walk, having lunch together or playing a game of cards!

2) Note of Gratitude – Grandparents dedicate their time not only to the upbringing of their own children but the support, care and love for their grandchildren. Write a hand written note, make a card or even an email sharing what you love and value about them.

3) Sweet Treat – Bake their favourite cookies or dessert and surprise them! A sweet treat will go a long way to show how much you love them.

4) The Grandparent Selfie – Take a selfie of you and your grandparents and frame it for them. Yes – really print it out and put it in a frame. I know it may sound “old fashion” but so are your parents and they will love looking at it each day.

5) Give Together – There is nothing better than giving together. Plan sometime where you can give together. A visit to your local animal shelter, making food for the homeless, helping to declutter your closet or theirs and donating the items you dont need any longer. Your grandparents will love knowing you have a big heart and doing your part to give back to the world. They will also love participating in your life and community! Giving makes everyone happy.

Our grandparents have given us so much. Take some time on National Grandparent Day to give a little back. Need some more inspiration to 365give? Sign up for our daily giving inspiration emails to have a daily giving ideas come right to your inbox every day!



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)