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Why Giving vs Kindness?  Am I Getting It Right?

We are often asked why 365give refers to “giving” vs “ kindness” or “charity?” What’s the difference?

Giving is defined as “to present voluntarily and without expecting compensation.”

So the answer is simple. 365give is the umbrella that embraces it all.  The best of humanity with no expectation of anything in return. It can be planned, it can be random – it can “pay it forward”.

It includes all the goodness that our brains and our bodies were born to do.

  • Kindness
  • Gratitude
  • Global Citizenship
  • Social Good
  • Empathy
  • Compassion
  • Altruism
  • Good Will
  • Charity
  • Helpfulness
  • Thoughtfulness

The added benefit: Giving reduce our stress and makes us happy. Research proves it!

Giving can be directed towards all parts of our world. It doesn’t have to take a lot of time and it doesn’t have to cost a dime.  Here are just a few ideas to get you going and you will find so much more here.

Give to our Planet:

  • Pick up garbage when you are out for a walk
  • Upcycle by donating unwanted items around the house: clothes, toys, houseware
  • Plant flowers, a tree or a vegetable garden.

Give to Animals:

  • Help a stray animal (food, water, take it to a shelter or adopt it!)
  • Make a bird feeder and keep it stocked with food.
  • Click to Give with Greater Good to help animals in need one click at a time.

Give to People:

  • Help feed people in need with The Free Rice Game.
  • Help a neighbor take out their garbage, garden, cut their grass or shovel their snow.
  • Smile at every person you see for a day.

How To Give Every Day

Take the 365give Challenge. It’s easy, it’s fun and most of all it’s world changing.

Sign up today!  Share with friends, family and co-workers and tag us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the #365give hashtag.

Share your stories and inspire more people to “Change the World 1 give, 1 day at a time.”


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)