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Day 155: Give to a Friend & Change the World


I received an email from my sister today who lives in Mexico passing on some news concerning a friend in Toronto that was doing some good. This is what I love about social media. Giving gets all the way around the world through our friends, family and social media relationships.

My friend Mitch Korman is the perfect example of Facebook put to great use. Mitch is the kind of person that he can travel almost anywhere in the world and will know not only 1 person but 10. I first met Mitch doing what he is so good doing – giving. Mitch was a long time volunteer with an organization I used to work with called Second Harvest. He would work tirelessly for an entire weekend every year on an event called Toronto Taste, which still runs to this day, and has raised millions of dollars for Second Harvest.

We became fast friends and today I was informed he is still continuing his hard work to help others. This time his is Bowling for Dollars!

Give 155: Day 155

I made a donation today to my friend Mitch which in turn will support Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Toronto. It felt especially good as I happen to be the final donation that obtained Mitch’s goal of $1000. Way to go Mitch!

The event is called Bowl for Kids Sake. Mitch has recently become a new Dad and I can understand why this charity is close to his heart. There are so many children that need positive mentors in their life. Since Mitch and I are both fairly new parents there is nothing we would want more for our children and every child, than a positive strong influence in their lives.

Mitch, you are a long time friend and I am so honoured to call you that. You are so generous to so many and I wish you all the best today for your big event. Most of all have fun!

There are events all over the world you can get involved in. All you have to do is ask and you will be amazed how much support you will get from your family and friends.

Time Commitment: 3 minutes

Cost: $50

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)
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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)