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50 Gives to Start the New Year Off Right

Well, we have finally made it to that time of year…New Year’s Resolutions! These 50 Gives will start your New Year off right. Not only are we excited to look back on 2018 and celebrate all of amazing gives that we were able to give, and the changes that we made in the world around us, we are also looking forward to what 2019 will bring. While most people will be buying an expensive gym membership that they are only going to use once, here at 365give we are committing to another year of giving, and we hope that you will join us! Of course, the idea of giving something every day for a whole year might sound a little intimidating, but it is much easier than you think. To get you started, Lindsay and I have put together a list of 50 different ways that you can give, and I am willing to bet that you have already done some of these things without even realizing that you were doing a daily give.

Before we get into the list, we just wanted to reiterate a Happy Holidays to everyone, on behalf of the two of us and everyone here at 365give. May your 2019 be filled with love, health, happiness, and giving! Now, without further ado…

50 Ways to Give in 2019

  1. Volunteer your time at a local charity
  2. Buy a stranger a coffee
  3. Donate your old clothes or items you no longer use
  4. Send a thank you card to someone who has helped you this year
  5. Hold the door open for someone
  6. Say something nice to everyone you meet
  7. Donate blood
  8. Set the table for dinner
  9. Talk to someone new at work or school
  10. Offer a friend a drive home
  11. Take your dog for an extra-long walk
  12. Help someone with their groceries
  13. Let someone go ahead of you in a line
  14. Leave a copy of a book you’ve read for someone else to enjoy
  15. Pick up litter around your neighborhood
  16. Make a DIY gift for someone
  17. Leave a happy note for someone to find
  18. Find opportunities to give compliments
  19. Give someone a hug
  20. Leave change on a parking meter
  21. Hold the elevator
  22. Carpool and help reduce air pollution
  23. Give up meat for a day
  24. Make someone a playlist
  25. Bake desserts and bring them to your work or school
  26. Do a marathon for a good cause
  27. Make dinner for your family
  28. Donate your hair after getting a haircut
  29. Run an errand for someone
  30. Help someone write their resume
  31. Reach out to an old friend
  32. Bring in treats to work or school
  33. Take the garbage out for your neighbor
  34. Adopt a pet from a rescue shelter
  35. Stick “compliment notes” on a public bathroom mirror
  36. Doing housework for your spouse or roommate
  37. Give up a good parking spot
  38. Volunteer to read to kids
  39. Bring breakfast in bed to your parents
  40. Wash someone’s car
  41. Write a thank you letter to your mail carrier
  42. Shovel the driveway or mow the lawn for a neighbor
  43. Plant a tree
  44. Help a friend or coworker with a project
  45. Make a get well card for someone who is sick
  46. Collect pop tabs and donate them to the Ronald McDonald house
  47. Send a dessert to another table in a restaurant
  48. Buy a reusable straw to reduce plastic use
  49. Contribute non-perishable items to a food drive
  50. Cook dinner for family or friends (and clean up afterwards!)


Of course, this list did not cover a give for each of the 365 days of the year. To learn other new and exciting ways to give, sign up as a member of 365give today!

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.”
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“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)