My Story

April
15

On my son Nic’s 3rd birthday I decided to give him a gift that would last him his lifetime. It wasn’t a big yellow truck, or Star Wars lego set it was the gift of giving.

We made a commitment to give back to the world every day for 365 days.

We were going to change our world – … READ MORE

365 give advent calendar

December
3

An Advent Calendar is a wonderful tradition that children of all ages look forward to at Christmas. What started as a “lift the flap” picture calendar to count down the days to Christmas has turned into another opportunity for kids to “get” more for Christmas. Some advent calendars have a present every day, chocolate, and there is even a Lego … READ MORE

January
14

Let the daily giving begin! 365give launched The 365give Challenge at Pauline Johnson Elementary School in West Vancouver. Over 300 students have committed to #giveeveryday.

Students will grow their 365give Giving Tree with every daily give. The school has a big goal to complete 183 daily gives by the end of the school year.

“The 365give Challenge is a powerful READ MORE

January
23

The 365give Challenge launched in two public schools in West Vancouver this past week. We couldn’t wait to see how the students would chose to give every day, what their impact on the world would be and what they learned along the way. The results were astounding. Sarah Fee, teacher of grade 6 students at Ecole Pauline Johnson was the … READ MORE

April
4

A Billion Dollar Tree

Image by Visual Paradox

How do you raise a billion dollars for people and organizations

in need around the world?

A great question for so many people that are raising funds every day to give back to the world. What if you had a secret recipe that would change the world and raise billions of dollars along the way? It’s … READ MORE

November
5

The Globe & Mail newspaper has been running a series on giving over the last few weeks. It’s an excellent series worth reading. One of the interesting catch phrases they have used is “The New Philanthropy.” After giving back everyday for 365 days I can tell you that be a philanthropist is no longer just the rich giving large sums … READ MORE

October
16

It’s Day 365. I did it. I gave back to the world every day for 365 days.

CelebrationCrack open the bubbly it’s time to celebrate! After a year of giving and blogging the day has finally come to post my final give. It has been quite a journey of learning, hope, compassion, excitement, frustration (being hacked was not the highlight … READ MORE