Our world is changing fast and we are also changing how you can participate in #Do1Give Day just as fast. teachers have asked for resources to continue their classroom participation in #Do1Give Day as we all home school and do distance learning. Their past participation in the event inspired us to find a way to engage your virtual school community in #Do1Give Day. We have published a virtual school action guide for our teachers if they want to engage their classroom, but also created individual and family virtual action guides and event tools to encourage students and their families to participate on their own. We feel that #Do1Give Day is needed more than ever as we self isolate, practice physical and social distancing and learn from home.
Our event tools are fun. Window posters can be downloaded so you can show your community that you made the promise to #Do1Give. If you are savvy with social media and find your community is larger online, download our social media post card to show others that you have made the promise to give. Virtual giving is as effective as an in-person give, with the possibility that your act of giving can spread further around the world!
Teachers are strapped. So many of you have been forced into virtual teaching with few resources or direction. We have your back on April 15th with our virtual action guide, student resources and lots of ideas that you can do with your students virtually. We feel that our virtual #Do1Give Day option takes less coordination, will inspire more students, pass the message along to their families and show people how a daily dose of happiness by giving will change their world and the world of others.
If you are currently a 365give member, we have just sent an email you can forward directly to your students if coordinating anything more might tip you over the edge (we soooo get it) This email explains to parents and students how they can do their own at home giving event. This option will have students sign up for the event themselves, design their virtual give, and encourage parents to participate. You will have created a wave of giving by simply forwarding an email! How great is that!
Why not show off your leadership skills and organize your own virtual giving party with fellow students and your families. You can sign up as a classroom and follow the virtual action guide. Use your computer and social media skills to complete this remote project. The action guide outlines every thing you need to do, how to engage other students in the process and will make your teacher happy as you take charge.
Why would you do this? You will feel happier once you completed your gives. Others will feel happier as they watch you give online to others. Your friends will also feel happy as they give. Playing our #tagurit game will have your spread the ripple of giving across your community. We are all feeling a bit challenged with the radical changes we have experienced over the last few weeks, so why not spread some joy for half a day as you learn from home.
If you have lots of kids at home and jump from subject to subject, #Do1Give Day will have you putting the books down and creating an experiential learning environment around your house that is not age specific. All your kids can join in and reap the rewards of #Do1Give Day. I started giving with my son when he was 3. He loved it, understood it, and continues giving with me to this day. He learned kindness, empathy, compassion and a new love for our environment. Nic is now 12 and he amazes me how he embodies these characteristics every day.
Teachers will find it tough to add #Do1Give Day into their remote teaching, so why not take this on as a family. Our family memberships support virtually giving on #Do1GIve Day, with the supports to help you through. I suspect this might be a nice break from home schooling and get all of you doing wonderful virtual gives for the first or second half of the day! Give it try, your family just might want to continue giving once they have tried it. Their happiness will be the motivator to keep it going.
Check out our #Do1Give Day page to review why this giving event is so important. If you are not a member of the 365give community, sign up for a free membership to access all #Do1Give Day resources. Mark it on your calendar, start planning a virtual give and you will have a dose of happiness on April 15, 2020. make the Promise to #Do1Give!