New Zealand’s Upcoming Event: Good Deeds Day 2022
It Takes a Village Hub, based in Canterbury, New Zealand, is a volunteer-run charity that provides children, from birth to the age of 5, from families in material hardship and poverty with bundles of needed goods. Each bundle is tailormade to the family’s needs and can include such items as clothing, shoes, hats, bedding, feeding items, toys, books, and consumables such as nappies, wipes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, body wash, etc. They can also include larger items such as cots, car seats, bassinets, baths, change tables, and more.
On Good Deeds Day, they will be hosting a sorting day, as 99% of donations come from the community and need to be sorted into sizes and pass their dignity standard. They will also be making up bundles to send out to the families. They received 73 applications in February, and the Omicron outbreak in New Zealand will only make those numbers continue to grow in the coming months.
This project supports Sustainable Development Goals #1- No Poverty, #3- Good Health and Wellbeing, #10- Reduced Inequality, and #11- Sustainable Cities and Communities.
Australia’s Upcoming Event: Good Deeds Day 2022
Kids Giving Back is a Sydney-based non-profit organization that enables kids 6-18 to give back to vulnerable communities. On Good Deeds Day 2022, they’ll participate in their 9th Good Deeds Day!
They will be holding a Cook4Good program, where kids, and their parents will come together to cook hundreds of nutritious meals full of color and flavor under the guidance of their chef. Once the meals are ready, families will donate them to those experiencing homelessness and challenging times.
This project supports Sustainable Development Goals #1 – No Poverty, #2 – Zero Hunger, #3 – Good Health and Wellbeing.
Region: Asia/SE Asia
India’s Upcoming Event: Good Deeds Day 2022
For Good Deeds Day 2022, CAPTAINS Social Solutions, a youth-led social enterprise creating an inclusive, sustainable ecosystem for social volunteers and organizations in India, will be renovating Anganwadi, primary schools, and buds schools across different districts in the state of Kerala. The school renovation program will renovate, incubate and empower educational institutions. In their first phase, they will bring some beauty to the walls and premises of the schools. The renovation will be followed by entertainment and engagement activities along with knowledge-based awareness campaigns.
This project supports Sustainable Development Goals #4 – Quality education, #10 – Reduced inequalities, #11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities, #16 – Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions and #17 – Partnerships for the Goals.
Cambodia’s Upcoming Event: Good Deeds Day 2022
The organization River Ocean Cleanup, based in Cambodia, normally focuses on cleaning up the rivers and beaches around the country of Cambodia. This year for Good Deeds Day 2022, they will be hosting a special festival, the Freeing Fish Festival. During this festival, exactly 16 million fish will be released to represent the entire population of Cambodia, one fish per one Cambodian citizen. The committees have strategically selected this theme based on the traditional relevancy, as it symbolizes happiness, wealth, luck, and positive long-term impact.
Moreover, this festival aims to unite the citizens of their society in doing good deeds. The event will take place in 21 cities with over 1,000 participants in cooperation with government stakeholders, NGOs, private sectors, experts, and influencers across the country.
This project supports Sustainable Development Goals #1 – No poverty, #2 – Zero Hunger, #3 – Good health and Wellbeing, #6 – Clean Water and Sanitation, #11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities, #12 – Responsible Consumption and Production, #13 – Climate Action, #14 – Life below Water, #15 – Life on Land, #16 – Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions.
Benin’s Upcoming Event: Good Deeds Day 2022
The local non-profit organization, VIS AVEC NOUS, in Benin will be using Good Deeds Day 2022 to create awareness among children about sickle cell prevention. They will be sharing their message on the importance of the electrophoresis test and the different possible compatibilities when choosing a spouse to avoid the disease in four secondary schools. In addition, awareness will be done through content that will be published on social networks.
This project supports Sustainable Development Goals #3 – Good health and Wellbeing.
Congo’s Upcoming Event: Good Deeds Day 2022
The Academia RDCongo group is an organization of young people and parents with a goal to prepare youth to become effective leaders for a fairer world. On Good Deeds Day 2022, the organization will host “Let’s protect pollinators” to educate children about the impacts of climate change on bees and their role in biodiversity. They will teach about green entrepreneurship through means of beekeeping and agribusiness and the actions being taken in their community to protect the bees.
This project supports Sustainable Development Goals #1 – No poverty, #2 – Zero Hunger, #7 – Affordable and Clean Energy, #8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth, and #13 – Climate Action.
Region: Latin America
Guatemala’s Upcoming Event: Good Deeds Day 2022
In addition to building homes and housing communities for low-income families, Habitat for Humanity Guatemala, (Fundación Hábitat para la Humanidad Guatemala), also offers affordable housing solutions such as smokeless stoves, water filters, and basic sanitation services.
On Good Deeds Day 2022, they will be constructing 25 wood-saving stoves. Wood-saving stoves reduce deforestation and also improve the health and safety in the home including avoiding burns from open flames, eliminating carbon monoxide inhalation, and reducing respiratory diseases.
This project supports Sustainable Development Goals #1 – No poverty, #3 – Good Health and Wellbeing, #11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities, and #13 – Climate Action.
Ecuador’s Upcoming Event: Good Deeds Day 2022
Dia Buenas Acciones Ecuador has partnered with the large race producer, Timing Ecuador, to host a public race for Good Deeds Day 2022 for approximately 800 participants. Participants will choose a cause they wish to run in support of such as the environment, animal rights, education, etc., and they will receive a shirt in the color correlating to that cause.
Additionally, the runners can choose to wear a white shirt to promote Good Deeds Day in general. Other activities will be taking place to raise funds and there will also be a book release event.
This project supports Sustainable Development Goals #3 – Good Health and Wellbeing, and #4 – Quality Education.
Dominican Republic’s Upcoming Event: Good Deeds Day 2022,
For Good Deeds Day 2022, a local park in the Dominican Republic is going to get freshened up thanks to Fundacion Casa De Amor R.D., an organization with a mission to influence the development and comprehensive education of children, adolescents, youth, and adults through Christian principles and values, integrating the family and the community. They will not only be cleaning up the park but they will be giving everything a new paint job. Their work is going to make a central community gathering place much more enjoyable!
This project supports Sustainable Development Goals #11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities and #15 – Life on Land.
Haiti’s Upcoming Event: Good Deeds Day 2022
ActiveH is a non-profit organization started by three Haitian students to promote initiatives and volunteer actions to improve education in Haiti. With the growing importance of technology in all sectors due to Covid-19 physical restrictions and the limitations imposed by the insecure situation in Haiti, it is more and more crucial for Haitian youth for academic, personal, and professional purposes.
On Good Deeds Day 2022, ActiveH will provide basic and advanced digital literacy skills to more than 2,000 school children, students, and young professionals.
Through several practical sessions, they will receive valuable knowledge on a wide range of resources and tools available on the internet and how to take advantage of them with their smartphones and laptops. In addition to this activity, there will be a particular focus on vulnerable children from orphanages. Through a number of artistic, recreational, self-esteem, and civic engagement activities, 200 vulnerable kids will achieve greater self-esteem, improved spiritual well-being, and the tools to manage their immediate environment better.
This project supports Sustainable Development Goals #3 – Good Health and Wellbeing, #4 – Quality Education, #5 – Gender equality, #8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth, #10 – Reduced Inequalities, and #17 – Partnerships for the Goals.
Region: North America
United States’ Upcoming Event: Good Deeds Day 2022,
Jefferson Food Pantry located in Jefferson, Wisconsin is the biggest traditional food pantry in their county, and on Good Deeds Day 2022, they will hold their largest spring pantry giveaway since COVID-19 began. Through the project, “Spring 2022 Nourish our Neighbors,” they will be providing the community with free fresh food, recipes, and a list of local resources to support their end-of-school transition to summer.
This project supports Sustainable Development Goals #2- Zero Hunger, #3- Good Health and Wellbeing, and #10 – Reduced Inequalities.
United States’ Upcoming Event: Good Deeds Day 2022
Sending someone going through a tough time a handmade card is a perfect example of how a small gesture can brighten someone’s day. Two brothers, Hurshneet and Pravneet, started Project Smile AZ with a goal to bring everyone a smile, from A to Z.
On Good Deeds Day 2022, they will be continuing their inspirational work by sending motivational cards to anyone in need through partnerships with organizations that support youth, seniors, veterans, hospitals, and homeless shelters.
This project supports Sustainable Development Goals #3- Good Health and Wellbeing and #17 – Partnerships for the Goals.
Greece’s Upcoming Event: Good Deeds Day 2022
In Greece, Ethelon, a non-profit organization created to highlight and promote the concept of volunteering in Greek society will be hosting an event open to the public with different activities. One of the activities will be a beach clean-up that they will host with a partnering volunteer team dedicated to plastic-pollution-prevention with a goal of raising awareness and inviting more people to take action and protect the oceans from single-use plastics.
A second activity they will host on Good Deeds Day 2022 is a mountain clean-up as part of an 8-year ongoing countrywide volunteering movement to restore an area that was destroyed by wildfires in 2015.
Finally, they will host a “kids caring for kids breakfast” preparation activity. They will have young students bring foods (fruits, crackers, etc.) to make breakfast kits to deliver to kids who do not have a chance to enjoy a healthy meal every day.
This project supports Sustainable Development Goals #2, Zero Hunger, #3, Good Health and Wellbeing, #13, Climate Action, and #15 – Life on Land.
Croatia’s Upcoming Event: Good Deeds Day 2022
After receiving consent from the Ministry of Science and Education in Croatia, a local non-profit organization, Association of Children for a Better World, arranged a large-scale project involving approximately 100 primary schools throughout the country. The children have been working on Good Deeds Day projects throughout the second semester in their classes focused on projects related to nature, animals, helping vulnerable groups such as the sick, elderly, disabled, or homeless.
On Good Deeds Day 2022, they will demonstrate these projects by involving their parents in these activities. There is an anticipated 500 projects that will happen on this day. The Association of Children for a Better World act as a mentor and collaborator with all of the primary schools involved and they will be awarding the projects with the greatest impact.
This project supports Sustainable Development Goals#1 – No poverty, #2 – Zero Hunger, #3, Good Health and Wellbeing, #4 – Quality education, #5 – Gender Equality, #10, Reduced Inequalities, #13 – Climate Action, #15 – Life on Land and #16 – Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions.