Foundation Guide

A Tour of Our Global Community of Giving

 Nelson Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela Day

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela Mandela Day falls on July…

 World Blood Donor Day and Why it’s Important

World Blood Donor Day and Why it’s Important

World Blood Donor Day is celebrated every year on June 14. The day helps raise awareness of the importance of having blood for universal health and the incredible contribution that voluntary donors make. It raises support for organizations and services…

 Random Act of Kindness Day: Origins and Celebrations

Random Act of Kindness Day: Origins and Celebrations

Random Act of Kindness Day originated in Denver, Colorado in 1995 by a non-profit organization called The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation.  February 17 was marked as the annual day of celebration subsequent to its year of origin. The aim…

 World Food Day: History and Origins

World Food Day: History and Origins

World Food Day was established on October 16, 1979, the same date of the year as that of the founding of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 1945. The purpose of World Food Day is to raise awareness…

 International Day of Peace: Origins and Themes

International Day of Peace: Origins and Themes

September 21st marks the International Day of Peace, also sometimes known as World Peace Day, which is dedicated to celebrating and fostering ideas of peace and nonviolence around the world. The United Nations General Assembly first observed the day in…

 Spreading Awareness About the International Day of Charity

Spreading Awareness About the International Day of Charity

September 5 marks another year to celebrate International Day of Charity, where people from around the world focus on the amazing work of organizations, donors, volunteers, and social development programs. While the International Day of Charity became officially recognized by…

 The Australian Fires: How You Can Help

The Australian Fires: How You Can Help

Donating Money is Not the Only Way to Do Your Part So far, over 46 million acres of land has burned in Australia during the 2019 – 2020 bushfire season. Nearly 6,000 buildings have been destroyed of which over 2,800…

 Charity Is Not Just for Christmas Time

Charity Is Not Just for Christmas Time

Open Your Heart All Year Long Every year, the festive season stirs a range of emotions in us and because of this, charities give their biggest marketing push to drum up donations in the weeks leading up to Christmas time.…