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Happy New Year from 365give

2011 is here and with it comes a list of New Year’s resolutions. Lose weight, get out of debt, start a fitness program, quit smoking – I am sure there is a top 10 list already created. I am asking you to put one new resolution on your list.

Resolution #1: To GIVE more. Make a commitment in your life to open you eyes and your heart and GIVE every day.

I am on day 93 of 365days of giving and I can tell you, it’s easy to do. A GIVE doesn’t have to take a lot of time or money. I have put together my top 7 GIVES, one for each day of the week. When you commit to giving all of a sudden you will see opportunities to GIVE back to your community, the planet, a friend, college even an animal.

365give top 7 GIVES for 2011

1) Pick up 1 piece of garbage and save our oceans, water ways and animal life within these eco systems from more pollution.

2) Buy a homeless person a coffee and muffin / bagel.  Take the time to say good morning. Respect and consideration goes so far to other human beings no matter what their life circumstance.

3) Play the Free Rice game online on your own or with your children and feed starving people through the United Nations World Food Programme.

4) Get a KIVA loan ($25 minimum commitment) and you will be able to reinvest it all year to help others get themselves out of poverty.

5) Stop and help the women with her stroller on the subway stairs, office tower stairs – being a Mom and trying to juggle kids, life, jobs and strollers is the toughest job on earth.

6) Make a stop online at The Hunger Site and you can choose to support a different cause every day for free with just a click. Hunger, breast cancer, rain forests, literacy – one click no cost to you and these organizations get the support they need. You don’t even have to leave your chair.

7) Make the 365give Commitment to GIVE more in your life every day. Share it with others, Tweet about it, Facebook it, email it out so we can all spread the word about giving. If we all did one GIVE every day to help make the world a better place – it would be.

I wish you and your family a happy and inspiring 2011. I look forward to hearing your stories of GIVING over the next year.

Jacqueline / Founder 365give

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)