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Daily Giving Ideas That Give To Your Parents June 1 – Celebrate Global Parent Day!

June 1 is Parent Day! What would we do without parents. Whether you have biological parents, adoptive parents or someone who you consider to be your parent as they nurtured you during your upbringing, this is the day to focus you give on them! We kinda think all people who give daily should consider a parent give every few weeks, so this list will get you started. If your parents are deceased, you can still give to them and things that they loved.

So what are some daily gives to parents? This list is huge but these are some parent give suggestions that just might resonate with you.

  1. Do one of their daily chores. Is your mom responsible to make dinner every night? Does your dad wash the dishes or load the dishwasher each evening? Take one of their chores off their list for the day as your give. Make dinner, take out the trash, wash the car, do the dishes, vacuum or sweep the living areas in your house, pack your own lunch for school.
  2. Make them a piece of art, just for them, or write them a story, or create something for them. Whatever you love making, just make one for your parents.
  3. Ask them to go for a walk or a bike ride with you, just for fun. If they love to walk and you love to bike, opt for the walk. If they love to read, sit down and read with them. If they love to garden, give them a hand.
  4. Send them a gratitude letter or post gratitude notes around the house showing your parents why you are grateful for them. You might have done this give for strangers, friends or at your school. Do it at home. Letter or notes, you take your pick. This is a great give for parents that don’t live close by or are deceased.
  5. Smile all day long. We are all guilty of using our parents as a sounding board, sharing our worries, our stresses and our frustrations. When was the last time you just smiled all day at your parents, when you got up, when you went to bed, when you sat down for dinner.
  6. Donate to a mom or dad on Kiva. No they are not your parents, but they are somebodies parents. Search the world for a set of parents or a single parent who could be helped by your give on
  7. Visit a seniors center or a nursing home and visit with a parent for 15 minutes. They may have lost their children or perhaps live in a different country than their children. Your visit could mean the world to a parent who is not in contact with their kids.
  8. Donate to a shelter that takes in single moms, or families. Bring joy to a family that is having a hard time. Being a parent is tough enough, being a parent who finds it hard to live day to day, even harder. Give back to a parent who is having a difficult time.
  9. Give every parent you see today, whether it be your parents, or someone else’s parents, a hug. If you are at work, hug every coworker who is a parent. If you are as school, hug every educator who is a parent. If you are in your neighborhood, hug every parent you see on the street.

That is just the beginning of so many things we can do to give to parents. Remember they don’t have to be your parents, any parent will love that you gave today, especially when they receive the give! Both of you will walk away feeling happier than before you completed your daily give, everyone!

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)