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Day 228: What Small Act Have You Done That May Have Changed the World? 10 Small Acts Here!

I recently came across this documentary called “A Small Act“. It amazed me to the point I wanted to share it. It’s the story of one women that sponsored a child in Kenya who came back years later to thank her for her support. He is now creating huge change in the world especially in Africa. 365give’s mission is all about doing small acts of giving that cause a ripple effect just like this one. By helping just one person, in this case one child, it has caused a ripple effect on the other side of the world that continues even today.


Day 228: Give 228

Giving has been called many things to catch peoples attention – Random Acts of Kindness, A Small Act of Kindness, A Good Samaritan. At the end of the day it is one person taking the time to give to another person, an animal or the planet to show that you care. We all have the ability to give in our lives no matter what your race, religion, financial status or age (my son is 3 and gives all the time).

If you knew what the outcome of every “give” you completed was going to be would you give more?

What if every “give” you do does have an effect and you just can’t see it?

What if every random act of kindness, every good samaritan act or small act was counted for the effect it created?

How many would it add up to in a day, a week, a year. What if you just did one and it created a change that went on for generations like it has for Hilde Back that sponsored one child so many years ago.

Here are the 365give “Top 10 Small Acts” that will change the world whether we know it or not.

1) Sponsor a Child ( Atin Afrika Foundation, Hilde Back Education Fund)

2) Adopt a pet through your local shelter (SPCA)

3) Donate your baby’s unneeded items directly to a mother with nothing (Spectrum)

4) Plant a tree (Love Trees)

5) Pick up garbage at your local park

6) Baby sit for a single parent

7) Read, talk to or take an elder person to lunch

8) Fill an axtra bag of groceries for a shelter feeding the homeless (Harvest Project, Food Bank)

9) Buy a person living on the street lunch and talk to them

10) Help your child start a giving project at school to educate the next generation to give (start a 365give project in class for the school year)

It takes just one give to create change. What will you do today to give? Share you stories with us we love to hear what you are doing to give back to the world.

Time Commitment: 5 minutes to hours

Cost: 0 – $35.00 a month

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)