June 15th is the Worldwide Day of Giving. It is a very special day that was started on this date in 2010 as part of the founding year of Reed’s Year of Giving.
Participating is simple and can be done from anywhere in the world.
You can be a part of the Worldwide Day of Giving by doing one of three simple activities!
1. Give a stranger $10
3. Donate $10
At the end of the day, share your story of your giving here or on Facebook and help inspire others around the world to give.
SO….here are the details on the giving…..it’s simple.
1. GIVE A STRANGER $10
So you’re old school? You want to celebrate the Worldwide Day of Giving by paying forward like Reed did for 365 days. It’s easy. Find a complete stranger. Approach them and tell them that you are participating in the Worldwide Day of Giving and would like to give them $10. The only rules are that you may not know the person and you may not receive anything in return for the $10 (aside from the rush of goodness you will feel).
Ideally you will take some time to speak with the recipient, find out what they will do with the $10 as well as a little bit about who they are. If you can take a picture or video, that would be even better – we would love to have you post that here or on the Year of Giving Facebook Page.
You can volunteer with any organization. For those of you who are busy and can’t take off work, consider micro-volunteering on www.sparked.com. Many of the volunteer projects take 20-30 minutes. You can volunteer on your lunch break!
3. DONATE $10
Give $10 today to your favorite charity. Don’t know who to give to? You can donate through the Year of Giving website to help some of the 365 recipients I gave $10 to in 2010. Most recently I’ve been helping Anthony from Day 67 – find out more about those efforts and donate by clicking here.
I hope that you will share your experience here or on the Year of Giving Facebook Page
Then sit back and start to watch the phenomenon begin. Stories trickling in from all around the world. Imagine the different reactions and stories that we will collectively have from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Raahe, Finland to Montevideo, Uruguay!
I encourage you to harness the power of social networking to help us get at as many people as possible to take part in this year’s event!
Use #WDoG when tweeting!
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