World Give Day 2012 is only a few months away, which means it is time to start spreading the word!
This year’s World Give Day, celebrated on May 4th, is all about creating unexpected joy. Whether it is through giving someone a smile on the street, helping a friend move, volunteering at a local soup kitchen, or visiting a shelter to play with dogs, we are constantly touching the lives of people around us and creating unexpected joy. Our goal is to get more people to become actively involved in their community to raise awareness about their favorite cause.
We are currently looking for participants for this year’s blog series! Bloggers will respond to the statement: “Small gift, big impact: Tell us about a time when you saw a small act of giving create lots of unexpected joy.”
We are also working on holding hug flash mobs in various cities throughout the country and looking for organizations and volunteers to help us out.
We have lots in store for World Give Day 2012! Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating!
Be sure to follow us on Twitter @WorldGiveDay and check us out on Facebook and let us know what you’re doing to create unexpected joy.
Last year’s WGD was a huge success. We’re ready to make this years even better!
Just a taste of our morning giving out hugs, if you want to get your own hug we will be at Daley plaza from 11:30am-1pm handing out hugs!
Want to show your support for World Give Day? Stand with us (figuratively) by checking into the World Give Day Foursquare venue.
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Saturday morning, GiveForward co-founder, Ethan Austin, got to sit down with Stacy Baca and ABC 7 Chicago and tell her all about World Give Day and how we are trying to make a difference, one donation, one tweet and one hug at a time.
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After Ethan’s interview on ABC7 where he had a chance to debut our awesome World Give Day t-shirts, there was a huge increase in demand for World Give Day gear (meaning we had a few people ask…) so here it is, your chance to own your very own World Give Day t-shirt, mug or doggie shirt.
Just check out our Cafepress shop and pick the gear you like most. There is also plenty of GiveForward and Giveasaurus swag as well. So head on over and show your World Give Day spirit!
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.