New Zealand’s 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 hosted a sorting day, as 99% of donations came from the community and needed to be sorted into sizes and pass their dignity standard. They also made 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 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 participated in their 9th Good Deeds Day!
They held a Cook4Good program, where kids, and their parents came together to cook hundreds of nutritious meals full of color and flavor under the guidance of their chef. Once the meals were ready, families donated them to those homelessness.
This project supports Sustainable Development Goals #1 – No Poverty, #2 – Zero Hunger, #3 – Good Health and Wellbeing.
Region: Asia/SE Asia
India’s 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, renovated Anganwadi, primary schools, and buds schools across different districts in the state of Kerala. The school renovation program renovates, incubates and empowers educational institutions. In their first phase, they brought some beauty to the walls and premises of the schools. The renovation was 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 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. Last year for Good Deeds Day 2022, they hosted a special festival, the Freeing Fish Festival. During this festival, exactly 16 million fish were 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 took 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.
Tanzania’s Event: Good Deeds Day 2022
Good Deeds Day Tanzania organized a fair with information and opportunities to get involved with various non-profit organizations in the community. It was a road show activity presented by Good Deeds Day partners. Various entertainment and information booths on volunteering, awareness of SDGs, mental health, financial literacy, inspirational talks, and lifestyle were among the topics to be introduced to volunteers. The event was also an opportunity to recruit volunteers and inform them about Good Deeds Day.
Hundreds of participants from volunteer organizations that participated in various projects during the week of Good Deeds Day attended the event. The event was a culmination of celebrating and recognizing all volunteers and issuing Good Deeds Day certificates to all participating organizations.
This project touched on various Sustainable Development Goals including SDG 11, Sustainable Cities and Communities; SDG 17, Partnership to the Goals; SDG 3, Good Health and Wellbeing; SDG 4, Quality Education and SDG 8, Decent Work and Economic Growth.
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 taught 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
Brazil’s Event: Good Deeds Day 2022
Every year they invite volunteers to participate in different activities developed by our network of NGOs and partners. One of these NGOs is NAIA, an institution founded in 1982 with the aim of supporting children with disabilities. Today, it supports around 220 children and teenagers with programs focused on social and professional development and strengthening their family and community ties.
In 2022, Atados partnered with NAIA on Good Deeds Day to host a full day of activities involving 30 volunteers and 300 beneficiaries. Activities included graffiti, planting and gardening, painting, circus performances, and more.
Here is the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6SwefcE4t8
This project supports Sustainable Development Goals #4 – Quality Education, #5 – Gender equality, #8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth, #10 – Reduced Inequalities, #11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities and #17 – Partnerships for the Goals.
Ecuador’s 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 chose a cause they wish to run in support of such as the environment, animal rights, education, etc., and they received a shirt in the color correlating to that cause.
Additionally, the runners could choose to wear a white shirt to promote Good Deeds Day in general. Other activities took place to raise funds and there were also a book release event.
This project supports Sustainable Development Goals #3 – Good Health and Wellbeing, and #4 – Quality Education.
Dominican Republic’s Event: Good Deeds Day 2022,
For Good Deeds Day 2022, a local park in the Dominican Republic got 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 not only cleaned up the park but they gave everything a new paint job. Their work made 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 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 provided basic and advanced digital literacy skills to more than 2,000 school children, students, and young professionals.
Through several practical sessions, they received 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 was a particular focus on vulnerable children from orphanages. Through a number of artistic, recreational, self-esteem, and civic engagement activities, 200 vulnerable kids achieved 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’ 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 held their largest spring pantry giveaway since COVID-19 began. Through the project, “Spring 2022 Nourish our Neighbors,” they provided 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’ 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 continued 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.
Moldova’s Event: Good Deeds Day 2022
On Good Deeds Day, volunteers led creative activities with children from Ukraine in the refugee accommodation center – Youth Platform HAVERIM, followed by opening ceremony of GDD Moldova in Chisinau — with volunteers of open actions registration, first time volunteering in GDD projects: “who, if not us”. Also beautification of the territory, repairing house of an elderly person.
Here’s the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LNvdQu2q3o&t=22s
This project supports Sustainable Development Goals #2, Zero Hunger, #3, Good Health and Wellbeing, #13, Climate Action, and #15 – Life on Land.
Croatia’s 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 demonstrated these projects by involving their parents in these activities. 500 projects took place tah day. The Association of Children for a Better World act as a mentor and collaborator with all of the primary schools involved and they awarded 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.