World Humanitarian Day is celebrated globally on the 19th of August and this year; the Volunteer Medical Corps will be taking advantage of this opportunity to impact our world through “Acts of Kindness” and “Good Deeds” while communicating with our beneficiaries the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2023 THEME: #NoMatterWhat
Here are 50 simple Good Deeds that you can carry out to celebrate world humanitarian day.
1.Gift a Smile - Be the reason why someone smiles today through any of our 1 million smiles campaign packages. Click HERE to see more using the link
2. Shovel Snow for your Elderly Neighbour- Help an elderly neighbour shovel snow so they won't risk getting hurt or having their cars damaged.
3. Volunteer at a local food bank or shelter- Spend some time volunteering in a shelter to provide a helping hand for this year’s World Humanitarian Day. Join the VMC to make a difference.
4. Say “Thank You” - Express your gratitude to those around you, particularly to local health workers.
5. Send an appreciation note to a humanitarian/aid worker- Recognize their dedication and motivate them to carry on with their important work.
6. Gift a Care Package to the Homeless/Displaced Persons - He who is gracious and lends a hand to the poor lends to the Lord, And the Lord will repay him for his good deed. (Proverbs 19:17 AMP)
7.Organise a Street/Community Clean-up exercise - Organising a neighbourhood clean-up event is a great way to bring people together and render service.
8. Organise a Voluntary Blood Drive- Be a superhero through your kind donation of blood this World Humanitarian Day.
9. Offer Free medical services to underserved people.
10. Distribute educational resources to children in impoverished areas.
11.Volunteer to tutor or mentor underprivileged youth.
12. Volunteer with centers that cater to children with special needs.
13. Volunteer to provide dental services to children in orphanages.
14. Host free eye screening clinics
15. Volunteer at a Nursing Home -Volunteering at a nursing home or care facility on World Humanitarian Day. Remember that your efforts not only give smiles and comfort but also contribute to a more caring and connected society.
16. Volunteering at a Hospital or Medical Clinic -Volunteers at hospitals and medical clinics are essential in supporting the efforts of medical personnel. They assist with administrative work as well as providing comfort to patients and their families. Their presence provides encouragement and relief, fostering a positive environment that aids in the healing process.
17.Support the VMC to gift medicines, hygiene and care packs to families in host communities. Matthew 5:16 ESV “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven”.
Take a moment to think about the power of collective action and the wonderful impact that your donation can have on the lives of those in need on World Humanitarian Day. Join forces with the Volunteer Medical Corps to make a difference, and let us work together to create a more just, equitable, and compassionate world for all. Your contribution, no matter how large or small, can serve as a beacon of hope, illuminating the darkest corners of the globe and delivering warmth and comfort to those in most need. Your kind donation of $10 can provide the following…
- Mosquito nets
- 1 pack of anti-malaria drugs
- 1 diarrhoea kit
- 1 dental care kit for kids
- 1 pack of hand gloves
- 1 hand sanitizer
- 1 water bottle
-1 health education starter pack for the family
Kindly Click HERE to donate.
18.Visit a local hospital to volunteer and pray with the sick.
One significant approach to commemorate World Humanitarian Day is to visit a hospital or medical facility and pray with the sick. This simple yet important act not only provides physical assistance but also elevates their spirits and communicates a message of hope, love and compassion to those experiencing health issues. Take time to visit the hospital and minister healing and health.
19.Brightening Children's Lives Through Toy Donations: Children living in orphanages experience particular problems, such as a lack of family support and resources. Giving them toys on World Humanitarian Day is a simple but powerful gesture that can make a big influence on their lives. Toys give more than just entertainment; they promote cognitive development, boost creativity, and create a sense of normalcy and contentment. Remember, every small act counts.
20.SEND SOMEONE A SPECIAL CARD
A card has the special power to brighten people's emotions and spread goodwill. Receiving a kind note can make all the difference to someone who is struggling with their emotions, recovering from an accident, or fighting an illness. A physical sign of care and concern, the card serves as a ray of light through difficult times. These little but sincere gestures have the capacity to put smiles on faces and unite individuals.
21.PRAY WITH THE VMC
The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available, dynamic in its working. James 5:16 (AMP).
One of the significant ways to be part of World Humanitarian Day is to join the VMC to pray today.
Pick any 15-minute slot today, and participate using this link
22. BABYSIT FOR A FRIEND -. A friend's assistance can be extremely helpful when there is a need. Offering to babysit for a friend is a kind gesture that deepens relationships and brings about much-needed relief, whether it's taking care of their cherished child or some other chores.
23. Call an old friend to catch up.
24. Throw litter in the bin- Promote healthy living and help maintain a clean environment for healthy living. Throw litter in the bin.
25. Offer free haircuts to homeless and displaced children.
26. Help clean up a local park or beach
27. Assist at a homeless shelter or Shelter for domestic abuse victims
28. Donate art supplies to a school or community centre
29. Pay someone’s transport fare
30. Gift a nice pair of shoes to someone
31. Gift a dress or shirt to a neighbour or someone
32. Host a health talk on personal hygiene
33. Have a health talk on Mental health awareness
34. Organise a blood pressure and health screening event
35. Gift care packages for families displaced or affected by natural disasters
36. Provide free legal assistance.
37. Sponsor malaria-treated nets
38. Help an elderly neighbour with house chores and home repairs
39. Share publicity posts to help create more awareness for the world humanitarian day campaign
40. Provide office support
41. Give out clothing and infant care items for newborns in need.
42. Spend time with people in care homes
43. Give a health talk on self-medication
44. Help cook a meal for a new mum.
45. Gift dental kits
46. Give out free meals
47. Share your knowledge and expertise for free
48. Give extra groceries you bought to a neighbour
Be a part of the World Humanitarian Day Good Deeds Campaign #NoMatterWhat
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