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Day 247: What Would You Do if Your Kid Was an Every Day Hero? Part 1 of 4

Today I am starting a special series on some very special kids that deserve to be recognized as an every day hero.  It amazes me every day how children are changing the world. They are finding it in their hearts (along with the support of their parents) to do something that really matters in the world. They are setting a standard for kids and adults around the world to step up and do something to make the world a better place.

Day 247 / Give 247

Shortly after I started 365give I stumbled upon a site called Kids are Heroes. It is about a little girl called MaryMargaret that wanted to do something for the world. It started with helping animals but it just didn’t seem enough to MaryMargaret. She wanted to do more. With the help of her family they have turned into a worldwide movement that is turning heads. She is an every day hero for her passion to change the world one animal at a time.

This is what Kids are Heroes is all about:

“Kids Are Heroes® is a non-profit that empowers, encourages and inspires children to become leaders through volunteerism and community involvement. We do this by showcasing and supporting children who are making a difference through their selfless acts of giving.

We teach children to follow their passions at an early age. This will instinctively stay with them throughout their entire lives.”

I already know this with my 3 year old. He is embracing giving and naturally does it already. Whether is sharing toys and snacks, picking up garbage or planting an edible garden, he actully grasps the concept of giving already.

Recently Kids Are Heroes started a You Tube Challenge to encourage kids all over the world to submit their remarkable philanthropic endeavours. Each video is worth watching and with every watch a vote is submitted that makes them all winners.

The first video is by a young man by the name of Wes Prankard from Ontario, Canada. He has a site called Northern Star Fish and building play grounds for aboriginal children. He believes that all kids have the right to play. Give Wes the respect and time her deserves by watching his video today.

365give is so impressed with Kids Are Hero’s I made a donation to get our logo up in their Foundation Giving Wall. I want everyone to see how much I respect and admire their work. Every day along with posting a video of each amazing philanthropic child I will be making a donation for this remarkable cause.

Will you donate to get a tile on their wall?

Is your child doing something to make an impact already in the world? Submit his / her video to Kids are Heros and share their story in hopes to inspire others around the world to give more.

If you can’t make a video leave a comment here at 365give and share your child’s and how they are giving back to the world.

Time Commitment: 3 minutes to donate

Cost: $25.00

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)