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Hi all! These were my first five days of giving as I start my journey of giving everyday…

Made a #365give spreadsheet to record progress
I like a list; I like ticking things off my list.
I broke it down under the 3 headings (People/Animals/Planet) so that I can see at a glance how balanced it is.
It’s on my Desktop so I can’t miss it, and can easily jot down ideas as I think of them.

Day 1: Signed up to the ‘Freerice’ website
This is a great idea – it’s fun, educational and supports such a worthwhile cause.
The kids must love the visual of the rice being added to the bowl; such an effective way of getting the message across.

Day 2: I bought a bulk bag of live mealworms
Not a sentence I ever thought I’d write!
I went on the website of the South Essex Wildlife Hospital (a rescue, rehabilitation and public advice charity) to find out ways to support them.
They rely on public donations and have an ‘Amazon Wish List’ and top of the list was the Mealworms “widely used by for a number of patients, especially birds under rehabilitation”.
An added bonus – I didn’t need to actually handle live mealworms … 😊

Day 3: ‘Thank you’ notes
I was brought up to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’, and I’m pretty good at sending ‘thank you’ messages.
However, I know how happy it makes me to receive a handwritten ‘thank you’ card in the post (amongst all the bills), so I bought a pack of cards, and have started to write one a day.

Day 4: Postage stamps for charity
Sorted a huge bag of used postage stamps from home and work, into UK and international stamps.
Trimmed them and then posted them to a charity that collects them for fundraising: The Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.
It is in London, and is the UK’s largest paediatric centre.

Day 5: Bought a bird feeder
Bought a birdfeeder and seeds from the Essex Wildlife Trust shop.
Not sure what next door’s cute kittens will think, if it does attract any birds into my garden!

All the best
Miki x




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)