This post comes to us from a GiveForward friend who has worked hard to keep the spirit of giving alive in everything she does. A big thanks to Amy for putting together this post:
World Give Day – May 4th, 2011
May 2, 2011
Everyday we are faced with the opportunity to changes the lives of people around us for the better. We can provide support in times of need, Give love, or even simply smile at the people we meet as we are walking down the street.
Click here to continue reading Amy’s post.
As we ramp up for the second annual World Give Day (May 4th) we thought it might be fun to take a look back at the history of World Give Day.
It all started last year when GiveForward co-founder and President Desiree Vargas Wrigley was preparing for International Volunteer Day. She realized that while there were a few days that were set aside to encourage people to volunteer, there weren’t any that focused on giving (besides Thanksgiving of course, and World Give Day is less turkey-centric).
World Give Day was born as a day that GiveForward set aside to focus on giving, whether giving a donation, giving your time or giving a hug (check out our World Give Day hug-fest).
For the first annual World Give Day, GiveForward reached out to non-profits to partner together and spread the word. An exciting and fun event, this year we’re growing our World Give Day team.
Crowdfunding as a concept is all about giving. It harnesses the giving spirit within individuals and empowers them to make a difference by joining with like-minded people to give to a cause they care about. With a rapidly growing crowdfunding community we wanted to include them in this day of giving. This year our partners are working together to spread the culture of giving that they embody every day in their work.
We hope you’ll join us in our second annual World Give Day celebration and take some time on May 4th to give.