All you need to know about…

giving happiness global impact

Day 13: Let Your Footprint Live On

Before I start the GIVE of the day I wanted to share a note with you from a dear friend and great supporter. Thank you Jack!

Dear Jacqueline

365 Give I liked the name and philosophy from the first time I heard you speak of the concept. Yes I thought it was Way ambitious but it has a nice ring and gives a mental image of really what each of us could do each day in a small way.

I have given some thought to your Chefs Challenge participation and I would like to enter the spirit of your philosophy and give 1 dollar a day for 365 days or to make it simple one cheque for $365.

Good luck on this quest

Jack Wood

Today’s GIVE

“We’re not perfect. After all, this kind of transformation is bound to have some bumps along the road. But we’re trying in big ways – and we hope you will, too. Because no matter how hard we work, we can’t close the loop without you.”

Even 3 year can do this GIVE!

This is a quote taken from the Nike Shoe Reuse Program. It a great example how a massive company is doing their part to move towards more sustainability. I was recently in a Nike Store and spotted the “reuse” box as I entered. I’m a runner and have been running for 20 years. I still do – hell I have a 3 year son I try to keep up with every day. I have run a lot of miles and I have been through a lot of shoes. When I think about it at least 2 pairs of runners every year – 40 pairs over the last 20 years not including just fun fashion runners. Times that by a nation and that is a lot of shoes potentially going into a landfill.

Now I can drop my shoes at a Nike Store and my carbon footprint just became a little better.

Day 13 / Give 13

Today’s my son and I went to our local Nike store and dropped 2 pairs of running shoes into the Reuse a Shoe box. The shoes will be broken down and reused for playing court surfaces (basketball, tennis) and other Nike products.

As stated by Nike: ” you’ll be helping the world reduce it’s footprint – one step at a time.”

Time Commitment: 2 minutes  Cost: 0

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)