Lets use This July 4th to complete gives that honor American History! There are so many giving ideas that can tribute to American Independence and honor the history that created the United States of American back in 1776. Finding gives that focus on human rights, equality, and the environmental history in the United States is a great place to start! With the impact the Declaration of Independence had on the world, with some countries adopting a similar independent government model the Americans carved out. So whether you are in the United States on July 4th or in another country, anyone who supports inclusive communities, human rights and diversity, this is a great day to give to honor humanity.
Change.org is a great place to support international petitions online. Sign a Petition or create your own. Get the support for communities that do not have a voice or their voice is not being heard.
As the oldest library in America, supporting the Library of Congress supports the history of the United States. Donate financially to the Library, or be a volunteer. Volunteers work remotely and transcribe hundreds of documents that people can access online. This includes letters written by women who influenced American history, American writers, Gladstone Afro-American Military Collection that documents the influence and manpower of black americans in the Civil War. These are important documents that takes hundreds of volunteers to complete, hours of work that helps to document the history and those who created that history in the United States.
The founding fathers of the US were great supporters of independent growers saying:
“Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the mostvirtuous, and they are tied to their country, and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting bonds,” Jefferson said. George Washington concurred: “I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture….”
Planting seeds that were historically grown in your country and climate makes gardening a lot easier and food taste great! Digging into heritage seeds is a great way to protect our environment and help with your bottom line. There are independent seed suppliers that sell heritage seeds. Try some out and see what the results are. Flowers could florish better, herbs could taste better, and your vegetables will honor the history of seed production in your country. Growing heirloom plants is a beautiful way to pass down the heritage of a family, community, or culture.
Find an event in your city or neighbourhood that celebrates either July 4 or human rights or inclusivity. Volunteer for the day and be a part of something bigger than yourself.
July 4th is an important holiday and we hope you will take part if the celebrations with one of these gives or a give of your own. For those not living in the United States it is a great day to celebrate the principles of the Declaration of Independence in your community. Find ways to give and see the effect your give has on you, others and those who watch you while you give. It is a recipe for happiness!
Find more ways to give every day to make the world a happier place. Our dedicated volunteers write articles twice a week to share the importance of giving, how it influences how we feel and the joy we deserve to have, while continuing to share giving ideas to keep everyone giving!