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Thank You

Here’s a big THANK YOU to everyone who helped make this year’s World Give Day so great! You are all so amazing.

The giving doesn’t have to end just because World Give Day is over. Make giving back a constant part of your life!

Happy World Give Day!

Free Hugs!

How the GiveForward team celebrated World Give Day… giving out tons of free hugs!

Need A Hug?

The GiveForward team started World Give Day off right by handing out hugs in Chicago this morning. Take a look at how our team created unexpected joy in honor of World Give Day!

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Need a hug?  Stay tuned for info on where you can get your afternoon dose of hugs! 🙂

Make a FREE loan on Milaap this World Give Day!

Milaap is a great site that enables you to lend to India’s working poor so they can get access to education, clean water, safe lighting and more. They put together this post for World Give Day so you can give a loan for free! Check it out.

Make a FREE loan on Milaap this World Give Day!

We have come a long way since our launch in 2010, and we are extremely grateful to all our lenders and supporters, because this would have been impossible without you.

Today, May 4th, is World Give Day, and as a way of giving back to you, we have US $40,000 that you can lend for FREE on Milaap, courtesy of one of one of Milaap’s earliest supporters, UnLtd India!

All you have to do is go to milaap.org/redeem, register or login with your Facebook account and enter “UnLtd” as the coupon code. Once you do this, you will get $50 in Milaap credits, and you can help kick start an artisan’s small business, train an unemployed youth for a job or help a family build a toilet so that they no longer have to use the bushes.

You have shown that it is possible to evolve from the traditional concept of giving to the newer one of microlending, and that slowly, we can reinvent the way Indians think about giving by making it pervasive, compulsive and every day.

Now, you can pay it forward! It only takes a click, so visit milaap.org/redeem to change someone’s life today for free.

Tips on Giving

A little less than a month away til World Give Day 2012! Hope you are all as excited as we are.

Here are some tips to start preparing for the most generous holiday of all 🙂

  • Choose a cause that you are interested in supporting. There are tons of great causes out there, and there is sure to be one that hits close to your heart.
  • Find out what you can do to support your cause: give a small donation, volunteer at an event, write a nice email. Whatever it may be, you are there to give back, and feel good about doing it!
  • Think of the ways you give back already, and how to improve on what you’re currently doing. Sometimes it’s as easy as smiling at a stranger to touch another life.
  • Ask your friends and family for support! It’s always more fun to give back when you have a someone along for the ride.

What are your tips? Leave your thoughts in a comment below.

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