International Day of Charity
“No one has ever become poor by giving” – Anne Frank
The International Day of Charity on 5 September was established with the objective of sensitising and mobilising people, NGOs, and stakeholders all around the world to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities. The UN recognises that in terms of development, governments cannot act alone and that civic engagement — through volunteering & philanthropy — plays an important role in creating the desired global change.
The day itself was founded through a Hungarian civil society initiative with the support of the Hungarian Parliament and Government in 2011, while the date of 5 September was chosen in order to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
Anyone can become involved in charity, whether it be volunteering or donating. You can volunteer at an organisation, help to protect the environment, learn about the different needs of others, or donate to a cause you support. There are charities for nearly everything, from adopting rescue animals to reading to the blind, but if you’re more of a fundraiser type, there’s also multiple ways to raise funds for your favourite charity. Run a marathon, have a bake sale or perhaps even an office bake-off; there are so many ways to raise money for these vital organisations.
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