Sometimes you wish and work and hope for things…and sometimes magical things just fall right into your lap.
It was an ordinary Tuesday morning and Maryam hit up the Whatsapp chat group to see if we had anything to share with our Facebook followers.
I started scrolling through my phone to see if I could find a cute photo or video from a previous packing day to share – #ThrowbackTuesday is still a thing, right?
But then Kamran came through with this:
“One of the donors decided to donate instead of throwing a birthday party for her 2 year old son.”
And then he sent through this gorgeous photo which we immediately began gushing over:
I was recently doing some research for HFB with regards to donations and community engagement with initiatives like ours, and I came across this quote:
“Where we are seeing a lift is in the general community; more individuals are engaging in smaller, but still meaningful, contributions.”
When Kamran brought this wonderful act to our attention, that quote was the first thing that came to mind.
Parents choosing to turn their son’s second birthday into an opportunity to teach him about social responsibility is a meaningful contribution (also, at 2 years old! How amazing! Superhero parents!)
Check out what our fantastic donor had to say about their initiative:
My son is Duke Iman, 2 years old. On his birthday, instead of a gift and a party, we want to give to charity to teach him basic humanity.
So it’s going to be our small family tradition annually and we kickstarted with you guys.
We feel blessed to be part of this great cause. Thank you for making our community better 🙂
These tiny acts of awesomeness can be done anywhere and by anyone! Why not start up your own donation box at your workplace or school? Host a morning tea with your closest friends for a good cause? Cycle around Australia as a fundraiser? 😉
No matter how small or grandiose your plans are, we want to hear about them. Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org today!