Kindness Revolution Day 26: Donate Your Talents and Skills

I truly believe that information is power.† I recently learned that a First Nations (the Canadian version of native Americans) community in the Clayoquot Sound region of Vancouver Island wanted to know more about its residents’ health.† So, I decided that my gift for today (and quite a few days leading up to today) would be to donate my health research and reporting.† I specifically reviewed cancer risks, health and population statistics, and lifestyle factors among the people of the community so that the region can implement educational programs that address the specific health concerns facing its people.† I was thrilled to see my skills serving such a worthwhile project.

Whatever your skills, experience, and talents, there is a community or organization that would be thrilled to have you donate them to its projects.† Pick something that has meaning for you and don’t be afraid to make a few phone calls or ask around in your community first.† Time is precious these days and many organizations couldn’t function without their volunteers.

If youíre just joining us for the Kindness Revolution, Iím trying to spread kindness in the world by giving 29 gifts in 29 days, inspired by the book 29 Gifts.† And, Iím asking you to join me.† If youíre just tuning in, check out the first blog in this series.† And, don’t forget that it’s never too late to join the Kindness Revolution.† Start today!

And, donít forget to add your comments to my blog because, with the help of the kind people at, Iíll be giving away more free copies of my books† tomorrow!† Winners will be selected from the comments.

Check out the whole Kindness Revolution series:

Join the Kindness Revolution:† Give 29 Gifts in 29 Days

The Kindness Revolution Day 2:† Book Giveaways!

Kindness Revolution Day 3:† Mediterranean Feast

Kindness Revolution Day 4:† Foot Massage

Kindness Revolution Day 5:† I Failed Miserably Today

Kindness Revolution Day 6:† Giving Clothes to Charity

Kindness Revolution Day 7:† Advice from an African Medicine Woman

Kindness Revolution Day 8:† Music for the Soul

Kindness Revolution Day 9:† Donate to Your Local Library

Kindness Revolution Day 10:† Letter from the Prime Minister

Kindness Revolution Day 11:† Letter to a Friend

Kindness Revolution Day 12:† Sharing 29 Gifts

Kindness Revolution Day 13:† Win Free Books!

Kindness Revolution Day 14:† Chinese Secret to Reduce a Fever

Kindness Revolution Day 15:† Barbecue for the Roofers

Kindness Revolution Day 16:† Donate to the Food Bank

Kindness Revolution Day 17:† Clearing the Gulf Oil Spill

Kindness Revolution Day 18:† Giving to Children

Kindness Revolution Day 19:† Donate to Your Favorite Charity

Kindness Revolution Day 20:† More Free Books!

Kindness Revolution Day 21:† Donate to Your Favorite Charity

Kindness Revolution Day 22: Befriend a Newcomer

Kindness Revolution Day 23:† Donate Blankets to Animal Shelters

Kindness Revolution Day 24:† Donate to Habitat for Humanity

Kindness Revolution Day 25:† Offer a Coffee or Tea

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Duane B.
.2 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Emma S.
Emma S.4 years ago

I do bits and pieces - giving blood, helping with the home library service, acting as trustee for a local community centre, but am always looking for other stuff I can do when I've got time. I've just volunteered to read to people with dementia - I'm an actor so I've got a loud clear voice!

Marlyn Vega
Marlyn Vega5 years ago

good ideas..thanks

Dragana M.
Dragana M.5 years ago

This is great. Really got me thinking of my skills.

Sonny Honrado
Sonny Honrado5 years ago

It is hard to find ways to donate you talents.

Jaclyn Svarrer
Jaclyn Svarrer5 years ago

Also quite inspiring! Imagine if we all made it a goal to give of ourselves each & every day? What an impact!

Jaclyn Svarrer
Jaclyn Svarrer5 years ago

What a noble revolution. Thank you.

Kaye Skinner
Kaye S.5 years ago

Excellent idea, I volunteer 1-2 days a week as a Chaplain at the Childrens hospital.

Andrea M.
Andrea M.5 years ago

Nothing makes me happier than when I volunteer my talents or donate money or items to a charity. It's the best thing in the world.

Mervi R.
Mervi R.5 years ago