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Day 289: Give a Message of Hope to Kids in Need


One organization I greatly admire is called The Note Project. Their movement is simple. They believe the world can be “a million times better” by sending one million notes of appreciation. On Day 166 I participated in The Note Project movement to help reach the “one million notes of appreciation” goal.  Today Care2 inspired me to take The Note Project concept one step further and write a note of encouragement to a child in need.

Day 289: Give 289

Quoted by The Christian Blind Mission working in partnership with Care2:

“God loves all children, but too often, those with disabilities are overlooked by national health, educational and development programs. In many communities, children with disabilities are hidden out of shame or superstition and turned away by schools. The time and expense of caring for disabled children without any help locks their families in poverty.

In the poorest countries, up to 80 percent of children with disabilities die without help.  All children are a blessing — regardless of their abilities to see, hear or walk. Sadly, too many children don’t hear this enough.

Send a prayer or message of hope to “forgotten” children and remind them that they are loved no matter what.”

Here is the note I have submitted to encourage a child that needs desperately needs to hear them.

“I believe we are all born on this earth with a purpose, with a light that shines brightly in or soul. We are all here to bring a message to others, to teach others about our light. To teach them the beauty that is in our soul. Find your light and share it with the world. Find the beauty in your soul and tell the world what you need to teach them. We all have things in our life we can’t do. Fear holds us all back at some time in our life. Find what you can do. Find the brilliance in you no matter what it is and live that brilliance so your light shines so brightly it changes the world. It changes they way people look at you from the outside and they see you for who you truly are on the inside. Know you are loved from corners of the earth you may never even imagine. There are people that care.”

Time Commitment: 10 minutes to write a note

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)
“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)