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International Day Of Charity

International Day Of Charity

The International Day Of Charity was established by the United Nations in 2012 to spotlight the ways that charities and charitable giving can alleviate some of the biggest problems facing the world. It was decided that this day would be celebrated on the 5th of September to commemorate the passing of Mother Teresa of Calcutta who dedicated her life to helping the poor in India after a visit to the country in 1928. This day aims to raise awareness and funds to help the UN achieve its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which is a plan to eradicate poverty sustainably and for good. The International Day Of Charity was first proposed by the Hungarian government in 2011 and since then has helped support micro charities, social enterprises and work schemes.

Have a go at these activities to learn how you can celebrate this important day!

Activity Ideas:

  • Have some fun and do some good with our fundraising ideas and templates – here 
  • Get inspired with these 22 fun-raising initiatives – here 
  • Learn more about the history of charity and world charities with the Oomph! special edition digest – here