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How To Virtually Give With Your Family For #Do1Give Day

Here is a great way to step away from home schooling (and work) and have some fun with your kids! #Do1Give Day is a great way to teach our kids some valuable lessons about prosocial behaviours, compassion and empathy using fun activities. With so many of us around the world on lock down, we have some wonderful virtual gives you can use on April 15th when participating in #Do1Give Day! These gives do not include text books, have nothing to do with math, science, or any subjects that we have not looked at for years. These virtual gives for your family are not age specific either so if you are a multi-generational family, or have children of various ages, these virtual gives can be done together! We think this is more fun than a board game!

10 Ways Your Family Can Give Virtually on #Do1Give Day

Use these giving ideas to reach out to others virtually on April 15th! There are a lot of gives you can do at home as you shelter in place, by why not use this opportunity to virtually reach out to others and spread kindness, happiness and encouragement.

  1. Have a Virtual Dinner Party – We did this the other night with aunts, uncles and grandparents. We used Zoom to get us all connected and had a blast! If you have the free Zoom account, you can connect up to three parties online for 40 minutes. So cook away and get people connected!
  2. Drive By Party – If it is a friends birthday, a family members anniversary, or another milestone for someone, why not have a drive by party. Hop in your car and drive by their home, honking horns and making noise. Who ever you are celebrating will be touched that you have thought of them, and made the effort to celebrate from afar.
  3. Draw Chalk Messages On Your Sidewalk or Driveway – Write encouraging messages on your front sidewalk or drive way. Words of gratitude, showing the community some love, write a quote, wish everyone a day of happiness. These words are great for those who look out their windows or drive by. Lets give our community encouraging words of support.
  4. Click To Give – We love our click to give options. Save a baby seal, get a tree planted, or help to stop animal cruelty. These easy click to give options are virtual gives that touch animals, the planet and people virtually.
  5. Every Day Hero Art Work – Have an art morning and get the kids to draw, paint, create a piece of artwork that shows our every day heroes. Think of the front line workers in hospitals, grocery stores, and those securing our communities.
  6. Social Media Shout Out To Local Hospitals – Leave a message on your local hospital’s social media page. Let them know you are supporting them, and appreciate what they are doing for everyone.
  7. Send Online Coupons To Others – Dig around for useful online coupons that would help other families and friends make ends meet. Food coupons, pet food coupons, baby needs and personal care coupons.
  8.  Play Beanbeanbean – This online game has  your kids learning and donating food to global communities. You can start a friendly competition for your older kids or just play as a family. Every right answer donates beans to global communities that have little food security.
  9. Read To An Elder Person Online – Skype, Whats App, Facetime is perfect for this. Get your kids to read their favorite book, a poem, a short story. This will make a grandparents, older neighbour, or friends day!
  10. Host a Virtual Laughter Party – Get your friends online and have a good laugh. Each participant has to tell a joke to get everyone laughing. (or groaning) This is a fun way to connect with others and will have you happy all day long.

Why Participate In #Do1Give Day As A Family

#Do1Give Day is all about giving globally one day of the year. When we give we feel happier, get others to feel happier and spread the message that giving every day changes the world. During this critical time, we all need a good daily dose of happiness. Why not trying giving with your family on #Do1Give Day to test out the waters of giving. Once you see it worked, with your kids being happier, your family showing different ways to show compassion and kindness, you must might want to try giving each day.

Sign up for your free membership and join our 365give community to participate in this global event. Use one of our virtual giving ideas to get the world in a happier place if just for a day.

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)