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Photography by Karen Somers


365give launched on a simple premise: One person wanted to create positive change in a world; One person wanted to leave a legacy of giving; One person wanted to create a movement that would mobilize people to give back every day of their lives.

  • 365give is simply an online diary of one woman’s actions and impact in changing the world every day for 365days.
  • 365give has the potential to create a movement of giving and a community of committed “givers” that can educate and inspire future generations.

But for this to really make a difference – I need you.

Imagine if everyone did one thing everyday for the next 365 days.

We would be the change, we would have a better world.


Hi my name is Jacqueline and I’m an addict – to giving. My husband tells me that I just don’t know how to say no to people. I think Oprah did a show on this topic once. I have decided to take my addiction and turn it into something that will help change the world one day at a time. I’m not a millionaire, I’m not a writer, I had never been into Twitter before, or Facebook, or YouTube and this is my first blog. What I do have is a passion for giving and I have a 3- year old little boy that inspires me to make the world a better place.

Some days it will be as simple as taking a few minutes to give a friend an ear or a hug, some days a homeless person a coffee and bagel or a kind word. Some days it may be picking up garbage in the local park and some days its volunteering my time at a soup kitchen.

Giving comes in all shapes and sizes. Some GIVES are really big and some GIVES take just a few minutes of our time.  I recently told a friend I wanted to change the world and he had a good chuckle. He asked me if I could make my goal any bigger. I told him I wouldn’t be alone, if I do one thing every day and you do one thing every day and everyone does just one thing every day, we’ve done it. We have changed the world. So, I know I’m not alone out there. I know there are other people wondering how they can make a difference in the world.  So do this with me. Make the commitment to give. I will share with both the simple things and the tough things I do every day. I will add links to organizations that may interest you and ideas on ways you can give as well.


 

5 Comments

  1. Great idea and congratulations on this project! It takes vision and guts to start a project of this nature but the rewards personally and globally are worth it! Taking risks and living your passion is not done by enough people.

    I will be following you on your journey.

  2. Jacqueline,

    Your commitment to making the world a better place is inspiring. Many people have hopes, ideas and dreams – which is wonderful and an important impetus for creating change! Setting these thoughts into motion however is not an easy undertaking. Courageously, you have opened yourself up to your readers and have managed to transform your hope for a giving world into action with the conception of 365 Give.

    Giving has always felt synonymous to living in my mind. I feel that by pure matter of existence, giving should take place in human beings. From the food we eat, to the roads we travel, to the vocations that we hold, we live alongside fellow citizens whose lives are interconnected with our own. How can we take without giving back somehow or contributing to local and global communities in a positive way?

    As an educator, I view altruism as the single most important competence for children and human beings to posses. Children need to experience genuine care and have altruistic behavior modeled for them. For parents and teachers alike, 365 Give can serve as a model for giving and as a platform for discussion.

    365 Give will help some individuals reflect on the ways that they are already giving and will aid in encouraging such conduct as well as in promoting the exploration and adaptation of new ideas and ways to give. Others will be motivated to look for ways that they can begin giving.

    The possibilities for positive outcomes connected to this movement are endless!

    Thank you for leading us all!

    • How do I even reply to such a wonderful message. I think you should be a guest writer on the site. My goal is to make the world a better place for our children and coming from an educator if this initiative can have an impact on the next generation it will the greatest give of my life. Thank you for taking the time to comment. It will be my readers and supporters that will inspire me through the journey.

  3. You are a wonderful person! What a great idea! Great cause! I wish there would be more people like you!
    thank you so much.

  4. Thanks Paul. So gracious of you to comment. I appreciate the support!

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