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Day 330: How to Reuse a Gift for Good

I love This give – Gift for Good. Have you ever reused a gift? Some like to call it regifting. I like to call it reusing. It’s really an environmental movement waiting to happen. Is there really a point in letting things sit and collect dust when you could donate it to charity instead?

Day 330: Give 330

How many charity events have you been to that have a silent auction. Pretty much every event I have produced adds some kind of auction element. Beg, borrowing and pleading for donations is always a challenge.

This past Christmas I was given a lovely present – a gift certificate to get my hair done. It is now September and I still had not used it. The salon isn’t close to my home and I have a regular place I like to go to. So this is perfect for my Gift for Good give today. This gift certificate was collecting dust in my office drawer until recently when I decided to reuse it for good.

One of my favourite not for profit organizations, Atkin Afrika was having a fundraising event and I was inspired to reuse my gift as a donation. It would be packaged with some other donations to make a great silent auction item. Wah-la a gift for good made to happen for a great organization.

I didn’t need the item but the charity does – they are saving the lives of young boys from the streets of Lira, Uganda. Who do you think needs it more? It was an easy decision for me. Gift for good! I see a new blog just on this topic! Save the planet and save the people suffering in our world!

Have you got a gift collecting dust you can regift as a give?

Let us know and we will find the charity you can donate it to.

No item is to big or two small but it has to be new and unused.

Reuse a gift for good today!

Time Commitment: 20 minutes to deliver the item

Cost: 0 It was a gift!

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.”
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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)