Embrace the joy of giving and discover simple ways to uplift others; plus make someone’s day with a $100 gift card!
National Give Something Away Day, held every year on July 15th, is a wonderful opportunity for us all to come together and make a difference in the lives of others. We believe in the power of giving and fostering a sense of community, and invite you to join us in celebrating this inspirational occasion. We’ve curated a list of easy ways everyone can get involved to spread joy, kindness and generosity to those around us. Whether you choose to donate to a charity, surprise a loved one or simply perform acts of kindness, every gesture counts.
Free Country’s Giveaway
In honor of this special day, Free Country is excited to offer you the chance to win one of three $100 gift cards. Share with us how you plan to give back; or nominate a special someone who has touched your life or inspired you to make a difference. Tell us who deserves a $100 gift card and why—whether it's a local hero, a friend in need or a nonprofit organization.
Donate Clothing and Essentials
One meaningful way to celebrate National Give Something Away Day is by donating clothing and everyday items to a local charity or nonprofit. Sort through your closet and gather clothes, shoes and accessories that you no longer use. And don’t forget about other necessities like food, books or even unused beauty products—these basic items can make a significant difference in the lives of those in need.
Volunteer Your Time
Giving isn't limited to material possessions, your time is an invaluable resource that can positively impact your community. Find local shelters, hospitals or charity events that align with your interests and values. Offer your time as a volunteer, whether it's serving meals at a soup kitchen, participating in beach clean-ups or simply lending a listening ear, your presence can bring comfort and support to others.
Random Acts of Kindness
Sometimes the smallest acts of kindness can have the biggest impact. Embrace the spirit of giving by being compassionate and considerate towards others. Help an elderly neighbor with groceries, offer to mow someone's lawn, surprise a coworker with a thoughtful note, pay for someone's coffee in line behind you, buy someone in need a meal, help a neighbor with their chores or simply compliment a stranger. These thoughtful gestures easily brighten someone's day; plus they’ll inspire others to follow suit, creating a ripple effect of positivity.
Share Special Skills
If you possess a particular skill or talent, use this opportunity to bestow your expertise on others, gratis. Seek out community centers or non-profit organizations and offer to teach a workshop, tutor students or provide coaching and mentoring. You can even create free online tutorials to teach others a new skill or hobby. Whether it's cooking, painting, playing a musical instrument or extolling your business acumen, your willingness to share your talents can empower and inspire others.
In today's digital age, we have the ability to connect with others and spread messages across the globe—all in the palm of our hand. Social media has become an ubiquitous part of our lives, providing us with an easy way to connect and influence others. You can harness these powerful virtual platforms by spreading kindness, embracing empathy and promoting compassion. Start by sharing uplifting stories, offering words of encouragement, championing charitable causes, expressing gratitude, engaging in meaningful conversations and creating supportive and inclusive communities.