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Fun and Powerful Birthday Gives for that Next Party

Birthday gives can be done at your birthday party or at a friends. Birthdays are something many of us look forward to: a day all about us. As COVID restrictions begin to ease up in some areas, that next birthday party may come closer than we think. Depending on what restrictions look like where you are located, for those with summer birthdays, July or August might be the time to host that first in-person birthday party after a year and a half of isolation. The social aspect of birthday parties is what, in fact, makes them so fun. Getting together with friends is always a highlight—and, of course, the gifts. Who doesn’t love presents?

Gifts are undoubtedly an exciting part of birthdays. However, mixing it up by finding ways to give back to your community on your birthday is just as gratifying. Try out one of these birthday gives at your next birthday party to start giving back and making a difference.

Host a Food or Clothing Drive at Your Next Party

As your birthday give for your next party, ask your guests to bring food or old clothing items to donate to a local food bank or shelter. This is a great way to get all of your guests involved in making a positive difference by giving to those in need.

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Organize a Beach Or Park Clean-Up Party

Spend your next birthday at the beach or a local park and have you and your guests pick up any trash you find. Make sure you plan to bring all the necessary supplies you will need ahead of time – this includes items such as gloves, trash bags, wipes, hand sanitizer and a first aid kit.

Turn Your Birthday Party into a Day of Volunteering

Make your birthday give a day of volunteer work. Spend the day volunteering with your party guests for a local organization, or a local food bank or shelter. VolunteerMatch ( is a great resource for finding both on-site and virtual volunteer opportunities in your area.

Substitute Gifts with Donations For Your Birthday Give

Ask your guests to make a donation to a cause or organization of your choice in lieu of bringing gifts. Whether you choose to make a contribution to an organization that supports animal protection, or donate to a local non-profit that advocates for human rights, choose an organization that supports a cause that speaks to you. Regardless of which cause you select, you will still be contributing towards creating positive change in your local or global community.

Support Local Farmers – Host a Farmers’ Market Potluck

Have all of your guests purchase something at the local farmers’ market to bring to the party, and make a healthy meal with fresh local produce together. Buying from local farmers’ markets is a great way to support local farmers.

Turn Your Next Birthday Party into A Day of Giving

Trying out some of these birthday gives will allow you to celebrate YOU as well as your efforts to make a positive difference in your community on your next birthday. Get your friends and family to join you in giving back on your special day.

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What people are saying about 365give

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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)