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Students Keep Giving as BC Teachers Strike

This is how students keep giving no matter what. This past school year 13 dedicated teachers in the West Vancouver School District, committed to participate in a new educational initiative that would teach their students to give back to the world every day. Over 300 students participated in the program creating positive change in the world both locally and globally.

Students that participated in the 365give Challenge learned that you can give every day even when schools out!

Teachers incorporated daily gives into the fabric of their lesson plans to embrace community and global learning. Together classes were empowered to discover ways to give every day for one week in a learning and embracing environment. The daily giving rotated from class to class weekly throughout the school year.

Two grade one students from Ridgeview Elementary in West Vancouver, BC have fully embraced the concept of daily giving by cleaning up a school yard to give back to the environment and their community as the BC Teachers Strike continues throughout the province.

World renown researcher  Dr. Stephen Post Ph.D. co-author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People, believe  “that when we give of ourselves, especially if we start young, everything is significantly affected from:

  • Life-satisfaction
  • Self-realization 
  • Physical health
  • Mortality is delayed
  • Depression is reduced
  • Well-being and good fortune are increased

In fact, research tells us that people who give- whether it be their time or money are more likely to be:

  • Cooperative
  • Have higher quality social relationships
  • Better at resolving conflict
  • A high degree of empathy
  • Reduces bullying

If you are looking for new activities for your family this summer start a daily giving project that will leave a life time imprint on their growing minds, the community and the world around them.

  • Daily giving ideas can be found on our site.
  • It will engage their minds with fun educational activities like Free Rice,
  • Teach them about the planet (Earth 911) and how they can decrease their Carbon Foot Print
  • Daily activities to engage them in a global understanding of food and the human connection with Community Partners like Whole Foods.
  • They will learn they can make a global impact where ever they go every day.


The 365give blog has over 400 daily giving ideas that will inspire you to give every day this summer and teach your children to do the same. Teachers in West Vancouver found daily giving easy to weave into their daily curriculum and were excited to see how engaged and excited their students were to participate in the 365give Challenge.

Share you daily gives with us by leaving a comment here, tweet us,or post on Facebook.

You can join the giving movement now by supporting us on our Indiegogo Campaign so we can teach thousands of students globally how to give every 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)