-Blog post by Reed Sandridge from Washington, DC
Tomorrow is the 2nd annual Worldwide Day of Giving.
Be a part of this grass-roots effort to inspire giving and volunteerism around the world. There are three simple ways to support this kindness movement.
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. This is one of the coolest websites I have seen. You can volunteer in the time it takes to eat lunch. So grab a sandwich and knock out a volunteer project!
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.
3. DONATE $10 TO THE YEAR OF GIVING
I hope that you will share your experience 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 reach thousands of people. We can do it!
Use #WDoG on Twitter.