Imagine it. One day a year when people focus on giving. One day when people across the United States can join together to make a difference. One day, where every person, regardless of age or income level, can collectively have a huge impact. Whether people give money, time, resources, or random acts of kindness, it all helps.
This is GiveForward’s goal for National Give Day. GiveForward.org is a website that provides free personal fundraising pages so they can collect donations from friends and family all across the country towards their own great cause. For the next 10 months, we will be collecting signatures online and in person to try to get the Mayor of Chicago, Richard M. Daley, to announce May 4th, 2010 as National Give Day. Please sign our petition.
If “Awkward Moments Day” and “Laugh-And-Get-Rich Day” can make it on the country’s list of National Holidays, why not National Give Day? We hope that National Give Day will inspire people to give back to their communities and engage with schools, companies and non-profits. National Give Day’s purpose is to think of those less fortunate and to make a concerted effort to better our communities.
In the words of Winston Churchill, “We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.” So there’s no better time than now to start giving. With this petition, National Give Day could become the official recognized day of goodwill.
Ryan Kuonen, http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanlafemme/3069575090/