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7 Books About Giving That Will Inspire You To Give Every Day

When I first started my giving journey, I dove into some great books about giving that fueled my passion and understanding about giving. Some of these books are for kids, some for adults. Nic and I read the children’s book together, which helped me plant the giving idea. The adult books helped me find ideas, understand the benefits and read others people’s stories about giving. I was inspired and found these seven books to be a great foundation to giving every day.

Children’s Books About Giving

  1. The Giving Tree – Shel Silverstein
  2. The Giving Book – Ellen Sabin
  3. One Hen – How One Small Load Made a Difference – Katey Smith Milway

The CitizenKid Collection from Kids Can Press have a series of picture books that speak to cultural and environmental diversity that can inspire giving ideas within your family.

More Giving Books To Inspire Your Daily Giving – For Adults

  1. Why Good Things Happen to Good People – Stephen Post
  2. Little Princes – Connor Grennan
  3. What Makes a Hero – Elizabeth Svoboda
  4. How to Be An Everyday Philanthropist – Nicole Bouchard Boles

We love reading and learning about others research and understanding of giving. We also love that reading possesses similar benefits to giving. Reading lowers stress, increases empathy, decreases depression and helps you sleep better. Combining reading and giving, powerful stuff! Our children’s books suggestions are a great way to introduce giving to your children in a fun and creative way. Nic and his brothers loved these books. After we had read them a few times, we gave them to friends as one of our daily gives.

Give these books a shot and share your favorite giving books with us. If you have come across a wonderful book about giving, share the title and author in our comments section. The more we can inspire each other, the happier our world will be!

Be inspired by our members daily giving actions. This list of daily gives are gives completed by our international community of 365give Challenge members.

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)