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Spread Some Love on #Do1Give Day with these Simple Ideas

Giving back to others is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding experiences you can have and with #Do1Give Day fast approaching, you can spread some love and join this global giving event on April 27th!

It doesn’t have to be a grand gesture or a massive donation, but small acts of kindness can make a significant difference in someone’s life. It’s easy to create happiness by spreading some love to those around you and to your community. Join the thousands of people who have participated in #Do1Give day and make a difference this year!

Giving is Good for you

Giving to Others

  • Donate to a Charity: There are countless charities and organizations out there that are doing great work in various fields, such as education, health, environment, and more. Do some research and find a cause that resonates with you, and make a donation to support their efforts.
  • Volunteer your Time: Donating your time is just as valuable as donating money. Find a local nonprofit organization, soup kitchen, or community center that aligns with your interests and skills, and offer your time and expertise. You could be helping with fundraising, organizing events, or providing direct services to those in need.
  • Give Blood: Donating blood is a simple yet powerful way to save lives. According to the American Red Cross, one donation can help save up to three lives. You can find local blood donation centers or mobile blood drives and schedule an appointment to give back.
  • Support Small Businesses: Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and our communities. By shopping locally and supporting small businesses, you’re not only helping to keep their doors open but also promoting economic growth and job creation.
  • Sponsor a Child: There are millions of children around the world who are living in poverty and don’t have access to basic needs such as food, clean water, and education. By sponsoring a child through a reputable organization, you can make a significant impact on their lives and help break the cycle of poverty.

Kindness Creates Happiness

Acts of kindness can be small, spontaneous actions that can brighten someone’s day. They can be simple things that are easy to do throughout the day. Never underestimate the power of a smile or a thank you!

  • It could be something as simple as holding the door open for someone, buying a cup of coffee for a stranger, or leaving a positive note on someone’s windshield.
  • Volunteer at a Senior Facility: Seniors are often lonely and isolated, and a visit from a kind stranger can make a world of difference. Volunteer at a facility in your community, spend time with the residents, and listen to their stories. Your presence can bring them joy and comfort.
  • Spread Positivity on Social Media: Social media can be a powerful tool for spreading kindness and positivity. Share uplifting stories, leave encouraging comments, and use your platform to raise awareness about important issues and causes.
  • Donate Clothing and Household Items: Instead of throwing away your old clothes and household items, donate them to a local shelter or charity. Your donation could help someone in need and provide them with essential items they may not have been able to afford otherwise.
  • Say Thank You: Expressing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most effective ways to spread kindness. Take the time to say thank you to the people in your life, whether it’s a colleague, a friend, or a family member. Your words of appreciation can make them feel valued and appreciated.

Giving makes you happy

Giving Back is Good For You

Giving is not only beneficial to the person or organization receiving the gift or donation, but it also has a positive impact on the giver’s well-being. Studies have shown that giving can boost happiness, improve mental and physical health, and increase feelings of connectedness to others and the community.

When we give to others, it activates the pleasure centers in our brains, releasing dopamine and endorphins, which are feel-good chemicals. This rush of positive emotions is often referred to as the “helper’s high.” It can create a sense of purpose and meaning in our lives, giving us a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment that can’t be found through material possessions or personal achievements.

In addition to the immediate emotional benefits, giving can also lead to long-term improvements in mental and physical health. One study found that people who volunteered regularly had lower levels of depression, better overall health, and even lived longer than those who didn’t. Another study showed that donating money to a charitable cause was associated with lower levels of stress and higher levels of life satisfaction.

Furthermore, giving can increase our sense of social connectedness, which is essential for our overall well-being. When we give back to others, we feel like we are making a difference in the world, and that can create a sense of belonging and purpose. It can also strengthen our relationships with friends, family, and our community, as we work together to support causes that are important to us.

It’s easy to spread some love through small act of kindness, like volunteering for an hour or donating a few dollars. All of these actions can create a ripple effect of positivity and make a meaningful impact on someone’s life.

Spread Some Love on April 27th

Download your #Do1Give Day guide today and make a plan to spread some love and create happiness on April 27th!

School Action Guide 2023.pdf

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Family Individual Action Guide 2023 D1G

#Do1Give Business Action Guide

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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)