Day of Charity
Charity can alleviate the worst effects of humanitarian crises, supplement public services in health care, education, housing and child protection. It assists the advancement of culture, science, sports, and the protection of cultural and natural heritage.
Why is Day of Charity important
In the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development adopted in September 2015, the United Nations recognizes that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. The Agenda also calls for a spirit of strengthened global solidarity, focused in particular on the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable. It also acknowledges the role of the diverse private sector, ranging from micro-enterprises to cooperatives to multinationals, and that of civil society organizations and philanthropic organizations in the implementation of the new Agenda.
How to observe Day of Charity
On Independence Day, Jamaicans take part in huge street parades, don clothing coloured like the Jamaican flag, and put on all manner of cultural displays.
Donate funds to charity
There are few more impactful ways to support a cause that is important to you than donating funds. With your money, the charity of your choice can make great strides towards their goals, and you can feel good knowing you helped to get them there. Be sure to do your research on your charity of choice beforehand.
Find whatever stokes your passion and then find where your time is most valuable to them. Some charities will have you cleaning up natural areas, reading books to children, teaching special needs individuals.… the list goes on. Money isn’t the only thing charities can use and donating your time is often far more rewarding for you, as well.
Attend a charity event
Especially on International Day of Charity, there are countless charity events to attend. If there’s nothing that excites you in your area, reach out to an organization and see if you can host an event of your own. You’ll meet like-minded individuals who care about the same causes.
- UN and other international NGO
- Non-Profits website for the observance