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A Million People Practice Kindness for International Good Deeds Day



  • More than 100 countries participated in doing good deeds for the betterment of humanity on International Good Deeds Day.
  • Deeds ranged from donating blood and school supplies to simply cheering up the elderly.
  • This year’s theme is reconnecting, as the whole world struggles with isolation.

Doing good deeds has no specific time or place but there is an International Good Deeds Day that was launched in Israel 15 years ago. Through the years, it has accomplished thousands of projects that helped in bettering society.

This year, 108 countries participated under one common theme: reconnecting.

“Doing good and being good is always possible—at any time and under any circumstance,” said founder Sahri Arison.

Photo Credit: Good Deeds Day website

According to a media release, here are some of what the countries are doing:

Costa Rica, which is in its 8th year of participation, has prepared “A whole month of good deeds, from donating personal kits to hundreds of hospitalized people, to concerts, blood drives, and an NGO festival that [highlight] ways to do good year-round.”

In the UK: “Hundreds will take part in hands-on projects across London all month, allowing people to choose their way to do good.”

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In the US: “People in 50 states will participate, partnering with Points of Light, IAVE, Habitat for Humanity, and other organizations. A virtual chess and leadership training will be held for at risk youth.”

In Panama: “24 hours of good deeds are planned, including building community gardens, donating school supplies, and giving haircuts at homeless shelters.”

There is no shortage of goodwill and acts. You can turn on the charm for the elderly at nursing homes or make food baskets. If you want to participate, there is one challenge that the group has put up: #FAMING challenge.  Instead of shaming, shift to faming — post praise, kind words, and compliments on social media. For a week, give importance to the good and release the bad.

Photo Credit: Good Deeds Day website

And it doesn’t have to end with the passing of International Good Deeds Day. Why not practice kindness every day?

Arison said, “I believe that if people will think good, speak good, and do good, the circles of goodness will grow in the world.” 

Source: Good News Network