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Gives That Honor American History on Independence Day

Lets use This July 4th to complete gives that honor American History! There are so many giving ideas that can tribute to American Independence and honor the history that created the United States of American back in 1776. Finding gives that focus on human rights, equality, and the environmental history in the United States is a great place to start! With the impact the Declaration of Independence had on the world, with some countries adopting a similar independent government model the Americans carved out. So whether you are in the United States on July 4th or in another country, anyone who supports inclusive communities, human rights and diversity, this is a great day to give to honor humanity.

Sign Petitions that Support Democracy And Human Rights

Change.org is a great place to support international petitions online. Sign a Petition or create your own. Get the support for communities that do not have a voice or their voice is not being heard.

Donate To the Library of Congress

As the oldest library in America, supporting the Library of Congress supports the history of the United States. Donate financially to the Library, or be a volunteer. Volunteers work remotely and transcribe hundreds of documents that people can access online. This includes letters written by women who influenced American history, American writers, Gladstone Afro-American Military Collection that documents the influence and manpower of black americans in the Civil War. These are important documents that takes hundreds of volunteers to complete, hours of work that helps to document the history and those who created that history in the United States.

Plant Native Seeds – Flowers and Vegetables

The founding fathers of the US were great supporters of independent growers saying:

“Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the mostvirtuous, and they are tied to their country, and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting bonds,” Jefferson said.  George Washington concurred: “I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture….”

Planting seeds that were historically grown in your country and climate makes gardening a lot easier and food taste great! Digging into heritage seeds is a great way to protect our environment and help with your bottom line. There are independent seed suppliers that sell heritage seeds. Try some out and see what the results are. Flowers could florish better, herbs could taste better, and your vegetables will honor the history of seed production in your country. Growing heirloom plants is a beautiful way to pass down the heritage of a family, community, or culture.

Volunteer For A Community Event

Find an event in your city or neighbourhood that celebrates either July 4 or human rights or inclusivity. Volunteer for the day and be a part of something bigger than yourself.

July 4th is an important holiday and we hope you will take part if the celebrations with one of these gives or a give of your own. For those not living in the United States it is a great day to celebrate the principles of the Declaration of Independence in your community. Find ways to give and see the effect your give has on you, others and those who watch you while you give. It is a recipe for happiness!

Find more ways to give every day to make the world a happier place. Our dedicated volunteers write articles twice a week to share the importance of giving, how it influences how we feel and the joy we deserve to have, while continuing to share giving ideas to keep everyone giving!

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)