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Do1Give Day: Daily Giving Guest Story from Mexico

One of our favorite things to do at 365give is share the daily giving stories of our members and people from around the world. This special giving story was sent to us by Francisco Hernandez and his wife, Suarez Hernandez. Francisco lives with his family in Mexico City, and works for a company  called FEMSA.  He writes a weekly column that is focused on sustainability, business, volunteer, and community initiatives. Francisco saw  TedX talk by Jacqueline Way  founder of 365give. He saw the similarities between his youth and years of being a Boy Scout. They had  “a daily good deed” that was required of the scouts.  It shows how giving transcends all cultures. This daily giving story highlights the similarities in ways to celebrate giving globally. Giving is universal. Sharing our stories emphasizes how we are all on this planet to make the world a better place.

Let’s Begin with the Kings

The concept of the “Holly Kings”, as mentioned in this story, in Spanish/Mexican tradition refers to the celebration of Epiphany on January 6th known as “dia de los Reyes Magos” or “Three Kings’ Day”. This celebration marks the end of the Christmas season in Mexico and is a time of joy, family gatherings, and cultural traditions.

The C-Class is a community of leaders who care about inclusion, sustainability, and digital business. C-Levels are leaders of all areas (CEOs, CMOs, CIOs, CFOs, etc) that share best practices with the aim of doing better in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. That includes being the best version of themselves. We understand that giving is the opportunity to receive and that what you believe is good for others is good for you. That is why we have created the “HOLLY KINGS” who visit the CASA DE LAS MERCEDES (a foster care home) every year to volunteer with 70–80 girls of all ages. These young women are of all ages and some have their own babies to care for.

Double Daily Give

The Holly Kings give all kinds of toys, clothes, groceries, cell phones, laptops, and iPads to share with them. The items that all young women need for their fun and development. We receive donations from a variety of companies and individuals. We also bring lots of love and care. These 75 girls were abused in many different ways at their original homes and had to leave. Therefore, this visit is like being loved by parents or receiving support for a couple of hours.  We give them the affection they need to thrive, play with them, and have fun together. We remind them that people care about them.

These donations not only help to support the girls but also reuse items that would otherwise go to waste in our world.  This giving activity helps a lot of girls while supporting our planet at the same time. It’s a double daily give-and-win for everyone!

We do want to change their lives and let them know they can count on us when in and out of foster care. However, another main mission for all these leaders is to:

One Inspires Another and Another – The Ripple Effect of Daily Giving

When they HOLLY KINGS are seen getting involved, then all the leaders want to get involved too. That is the real contribution, the big impact the HOLLY KINGS make. Together, we make giving a normal every day activity for everyone. We all need to inspire, transform, and transcend together for the good of our earth. Our group includes CIO of Univision News Ruben Rosete, Investments Director of Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe Max Zimmerman, CIO of Anahuac University, José Valdes, Corporate Affairs Director of Femsa Francisco Suarez, CCO of Banco Azteca Ayax Carranza, CIO of Provident Nestor Rodriguez, CIO of TV Azteca Ivan Neri, CIO Tokio Marine José Arriaga, CIO LATAM PPG Industries, Gabriel Olguin.

Share your story

As you’ve seen from our stories, every act of giving, no matter how small, can create ripples that reach far and wide. We want to share them right here for the world to read! It’s your turn, and we want to hear from you! Share your daily giving stories with us and inspire a wave of generosity. Submit your story here. Whether it’s a simple smile to a stranger or a donation to a local charity, your stories fuel our community’s spirit and keep the ripple of giving growing. You can also post your experiences on social media using #365give or @365give, and let’s celebrate every act of daily giving together. Because when we give, the whole world receives.

Read more guest posts here:

How A Daily Give Will Change the World – Guest Post – Frank Giustra

Guest Post – Give from the Heart With Smiles, Time & Social Media

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)