365give is a global movement that has thousand of givers all over the world. We wanted to highlight the giving of Mahira Niyozova and their giving group in Tajikstan, a group that has been giving for over a year! They love their daily giving, feel happier while they give and have enlisted even more daily givers through their Instagram account. There are more stories like this all over the world, and we love to share! Mahira wrote to us and shared their story! Thank you.
I first learned about 365give when a visit to a local orphanage with my brother left me inspired to get involved in an organization that brings people together through acts of giving, no matter how big or small. On my pursuit to find the right way to do this I came across Jacqueline Way’s Tedx Talk “How to be happy everyday” on Youtube. I felt so connected to 365give’s values of bringing people together through daily small acts of giving, showing people a way to be happier, and making a difference in your community that I was eager to begin the 365give challenge myself.
I invited my family to join in the challenge with me, and created an Instagram (@365give.tj) so that I could share our gives with others in Tajikistan. Our social media presence quickly took off and before I knew it I had people reaching out to me wanting to get involved. We are now a team of 8 volunteers all on the same mission to give back, and it’s only just beginning– we plan to expand our team in the near future so that we can create more ways of giving, specifically focusing on ones related to education. The energy @365give.tj receives is indescribable, all iIcan say is that seeing so many others want to participate in the challenge makes me so happy. Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give challenge has resonated throughout my community.
Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before. If we had to choose a few of the most meaningful gives we have done, they’d be: when we helped a family in need of food and clothing during Covid, provided items like food, clothing and bedding to a grandmother who lives in an abandoned building with her grandson, and supported a single mother and her children by gifting them with toys and clothing we collected as donations.
Our favorites are always knowing that each small act of giving is making a big impact on the lives we touch.
If you have missed our TedX talk which has reached over 5 million views, listen to it today and find out why giving is important. If you are looking to increase your wellbeing, bring on some happiness, and change your part of the world, try giving. It is easy, fun, and does make a difference!
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