September 5, 2020
On September 5th, Do Something Meaningful that Will Help the Needy
Throughout the year, there are a lot of days that are just plain weird or even silly. We have Waffle Day, Donut Day, and even a day when everyone is encouraged to kiss redheads or gingers!
However, on September 5th, we celebrate a special day that holds a lot of meaning and significance. It’s the International Day of Charity, a day that raises awareness about charity work and why it is important to help those who are in need. It’s a day that seeks to enhance social responsibility among people throughout the world and boost their support for charitable causes.
In 2012, the United Nations General Assembly saw the need for a day for encouraging people to help the needy. The day for celebrating the International Day of Charity holds a historical significance. It’s celebrated on September 5th each year in commemoration of the anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa, the world-renowned Catholic nun who spent her life caring for the destitute and dying in the slums of Calcutta, India. She founded the order, The Missionaries of Charity, to look after abandoned babies and to help the poorest of the poor. She died on September 5, 1997, at the age of 87.
This year’s International Day of Charity presents you with a great opportunity to get involved in the charity events that are going on in your community. Take part in the celebration by showing the less fortunate that there are still people out there who care.
Know that true happiness in life isn’t about gaining material possessions but on how much we help those around us who have less in life.
3 Things You Can Do to Celebrate the Day
To celebrate the International Day of Charity, do something meaningful that will benefit the needy people in your community. Help the vulnerable and inspire other people to do the same. Here are things you can do on September 5th:
- Volunteer your services to a local charity.
Local charities usually have a lot of activities or programs but don’t have the funds to hire workers to effectively run their services. Volunteering is a great way for you to help the needy and make a difference in their lives, even if you’re playing just a small part. Your charity work need not be limited with your participation in soup kitchens or giveaway programs. If you have a specific skill set that you can offer, you can teach this to others or offer this for free to the charity of your choice.
- Organize a fundraiser.
For those with a knack for hosting or organizing things, you can coordinate with your friends or community groups to organize a fundraiser. Whether it’s going to be a dinner, concert for a cause, or a fun-run, such an event can help raise much-needed funds for underprivileged families and raise awareness of their plight.
Charities don’t only rely on volunteers but also on kind-hearted people who support them through their donations. Donating doesn’t always have to be in the form of cash. You can donate extra clothes or even your old and unwanted car. We at Veteran Car Donations, for example, will be happy to take your clunker to help support destitute veterans and their families throughout the country.
Our Veterans Badly Need Your Help
If you’re looking for a meaningful way to celebrate the International Day of Charity, donating a car that you no longer need is the way to go. When you hand over that vehicle to Veteran Car Donations, we’ll have it auctioned off. Once it is sold, we’ll distribute the proceeds to our charity partners, giving them more resources to render services to more needy veterans and their families in your local area.
These IRS-certified 501(c)3 nonprofits are dedicated to helping veterans suffering from service-connected disabilities and illnesses, including mental health issues, unemployment, lack of support, and homelessness due to extreme poverty.
Your donation will help these nonprofits in providing their beneficiaries with quality health care, financial aid, housing assistance, employment opportunities, family support, educational scholarships, psychotherapy services, and many other benefits.
As our token of gratitude, we’ll be sending you a tax-deductible receipt, which will entitle you to claim a maximized tax deduction in the next tax season. You will also benefit from our free pickup and towing service.
Be a Hero to Our Heroes!
You can surely make a difference in the lives of our suffering heroes. Be a hero to our heroes by working with us at Veteran Car Donations. Call us at 877-594-5822 or fill out our online donation form today!