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In September 2015, the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda on sustainable development and recognised that eradicating poverty in all of its forms to advance in sustainable development. September 5th was the date chosen to annually highlight works of charity, while simultaneously commemorating the passing away of Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

How to Get Involved
As the day revolves around showcasing, pledging and highlighting charitable efforts, there are many ways to get involved, such as:

Think About Your Charitable Efforts
One great way to get involved with this international day is to reflect on any positive contributions to charity that you, your clients, or your cooperation have made. Perhaps last year a sponsored run took place? Did you hold a charity coffee morning? No matter how big or small, today is a great day to revisit it and reflect.

Host an Internal event
If your organisation hasn’t already partaken in any charity events, let international charity day be that day that changes. Whether its charity dress-up day or just a bucket passed around the room, utilise the powers of social media and let the world know what you are doing.

Create Dedicated Content
While raising funds isn’t always a viable option for some, raising awareness of a cause is always invaluable, and this could be done in a multitude of ways. From writing blogs to recording YouTube vlogs, the creative possibilities are endless.

Talk About Your Organisations Current SCR’s
SCR’s (Social Corporate Responsibilities) are forms of self-regulation that often extend out of the organisation and become features that many external eyes keep check on. So, the international day of charity is the perfect day to update your watchers and readers on exactly what is going on. Has anything changed? Is there anything new to be said? Etc.

While all of the above ideas will help include your organisation within the international day of charity, it’s vitally important to remember that the focus of any content should undoubtedly be on the importance of and the continuous need for charity. Therefore, it is equally important to be sensitive when discussing any charitable issues.

 

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