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Day 260: @vancouverclean Vancouver Stands Together and Gives

Who would have thought I would be so happy to see a twitter account called @vancouverclean. When I woke up this morning I was embarrassed to say I was from Vancouver. The world watched local Vancouverites rip apart our downtown like a bunch of animals. I stood at my living room window last night in disbelief as I saw the smoke rising above the skyscrapers. Not Vancouver. Anywhere but Vancouver. But then I saw  @vancouverclean.

A ray of light started popping up on twitter and Facebook late last night and I wanted to make sure that everyone knows the good in Vancouver today. Giving at it’s true core.

@vancouverclean came alive.

Day 260: Give 260


There is a lot I could say about last nights riots in Vancouver. I feel if anyone can have a voice it is a local. I could makes lists of bad nasty things to say about all the people that seemed to loose the spirit of a hockey game last night but instead I have decided to shine the light on the craziness. The craziness that has shown the world that Vancouverites have giving hearts which is today called  @vancouverclean

I have said over and over again I believe everyone has deep in their heart, the ability to give. Thousands of people did just that today as they woke up early and headed downtown to volunteer their time to clean up our beautiful city.  If you take a look at the Facebook Post Riot Clean-Up page you will see that over 17,000 people signed up to attend today’s clean up. I am feeling strength for this twitter account,  @vancouverclean

My give today is shining the light on all the great volunteers that took the time to help clean up. Out of the bad rises the greatness in thousands of people today. Watch the video. Be inspired by the good that came from one terrible evening. All over the world terrible things happen everyday from natural disasters to human disasters. See the good on the other side. See all the giving that goes on to support each other in times of sadness and despair.

If you were one of the volunteers today send us a picture, video or just eave a comment how it felt to be part of such an incredible occasion! Just remember  @vancouverclean!

Time Commitment: 1 hour to spread the good news

Cost: 0

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)
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“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)