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50 Ways to Spread Happiness with Giving

Do1Give Day is just around the corner and that means it is time to choose how you are going to spread happiness! This year we want everyone to do Just One small action to help spread happiness on Thursday, April 25th and make a difference in the world. Imagine, if everyone did Just One small action, the world would be overflowing with love and happiness.

Here is a list of 50 suggestions for you to do on Do1Give Day – and then every day after that. Or make a list of your own and share it with friends and family. Or spread happiness any way you want – it doesn’t matter what you do, just that you do One small action on Do1Give Day. Try any of the following ideas if you need ideas to help you spread happiness.

Do Just One Small Action to Spread Happiness:

  1. Smile at strangers.
  2. Hold the door open for someone.
  3. Give compliments freely and sincerely.
  4. Volunteer your time to help those in need.
  5. Send handwritten notes of appreciation.
  6. Offer to babysit for a friend or family member.
  7. Cook a meal for someone who could use a break.
  8. Listen actively and attentively when someone needs to talk.
  9. Share uplifting quotes or articles on social media.
  10. Donate gently used clothing or household items to a shelter.
  11. Leave positive reviews for small businesses you support.
  12. Offer to teach someone a new skill or hobby.
  13. Pay for the coffee or meal of the person behind you in line.
  14. Surprise a coworker with their favorite snack or treat.
  15. Offer a sincere apology when you’ve made a mistake.
  16. Organize a community clean-up or beautification project.
  17. Send flowers to someone who could use a pick-me-up.
  18. Offer to walk a neighbor’s dog or help with pet care.
  19. Share uplifting music playlists or podcasts with friends.
  20. Write letters of gratitude to essential workers.
  21. Leave encouraging notes in public places for strangers to find.
  22. Offer to help a friend with household chores or errands.
  23. Support local artists by purchasing their work.
  24. Share inspiring stories of kindness and resilience.
  25. Offer to tutor or mentor someone who needs assistance.
  26. Send care packages to deployed troops or veterans.
  27. Plant flowers or trees in public spaces for beautification.
  28. Offer to drive someone to appointments or events.
  29. Donate blood to save lives.
  30. Create and share DIY craft kits for children in hospitals.
  31. Start a community garden to provide fresh produce for those in need.
  32. Share your knowledge and expertise with others for free.
  33. Organize a fundraising event for a charitable cause.
  34. Offer to help a friend or family member with their job search.
  35. Send handmade gifts or cards for special occasions.
  36. Participate in a charity walk or run to raise awareness.
  37. Share inspirational books or literature with friends.
  38. Start a gratitude journal and encourage others to do the same.
  39. Donate toys to children’s hospitals or orphanages.
  40. Host a dinner party and invite neighbors or coworkers.
  41. Offer to mentor a young person in your community.
  42. Support local farmers by purchasing produce from farmers’ markets.
  43. Create care packages for homeless individuals with essential items.
  44. Share funny memes or jokes to brighten someone’s day.
  45. Offer to help a friend or neighbor with yard work.
  46. Donate to crowdfunding campaigns for individuals in need.
  47. Share your favorite recipes with friends and family.
  48. Offer to teach a free exercise or yoga class in your community.
  49. Share motivational quotes or affirmations with friends.
  50. Simply be present and offer your genuine support and friendship to those around you.

It Takes Just One

Thursday, April 25th is the day to spread happiness by doing Just One small action. Help us make a difference in the world by creating a kinder, more loving planet and Do Just One small action!

Check out the 365give website for more ideas on Do1Give Day and sign up for our Daily Dose of Happiness sent right to your inbox!

Here is some further reading also found on our blog:

How “Just ONE” Small Act of Giving Can Change the World on #Do1Give Day


10 Ways to Spread Happiness on #Do1Give Day

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Tammy was born and raised on the North Shore of Vancouver and has always believed in supporting the community. She spent years in non-profit work advocating for girls and women in sport and physical activity and then moved on to fundraising for Big Sisters. She currently works from home as a freelance writer while raising her kids. Always passionate about children and youth and giving back to the community, Tammy found a perfect fit with 365give.

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“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.”
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“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.”
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