International Day of Charity (IDC), marked each year on September 5th, was forged by the UN to highlight the significance of charitable endeavours all over the world. The date itself was chosen as it commemorates the death of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, whose own charity work was legendary.
There’s nothing like doing something for someone else – and the ripple effects can spread far and wide! Charity plays a huge role in addressing humanitarian issues like poverty, hunger, education, and healthcare. And today is all about encouraging us all to engage in more charitable stuff – like fundraising or volunteer work. No effort is too small, so if you don’t have much time, you can do your bit with an act of kindness. Pay a coffee or a hot meal forward at your local coffee shop or simply help a stranger. It all adds up.