Today is World Humanitarian Day - a day to do something good somewhere for someone else. Possibilities are endless and nothing is too small or too big. Here are some ideas to spark your own ways to give from the World Humanitarian Day Website. Be sure to check out Beyonce's music video for her song "I Was Here." The artist extraordinaire has made this years WHD one of her greatest endeavors and it is not going unoticed. Make your mark.
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- HELP SOMEONE WITH THEIR SHOPPING
- MAKE A HOMELESS PERSON A SANDWICH
- DONATE YOUR SKILLS TO A COMMUNITY PROJECT
- STAND UP FOR SOMEONE BEING PICKED ON
- VISIT AN ELDERLY PERSON
- COOK A MEAL FOR A NEW MUM
- COMFORT SOMEONE IN HOSPITAL
- VOLUNTEER AT A LOCAL CHARITY
- GIVE AWAY SOMETHING YOU DON'T USE
- MOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR'S LAWN
- TUTOR A DISADVANTAGED YOUNG PERSON
- CLEAN UP YOUR LOCAL PARK
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Every year on August 19th, World Humanitarian Day recognizes those who face danger and adversity to help others. August 19th is the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, which killed 22 people.
We honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and we pay tribute to those who continue to help people around the world, regardless of who they are and where they are.
Every day we see and hear images and stories of pain and suffering in our own neighborhoods and in countries far away. But we also find acts of kindness, great and small. World Humanitarian Day is a global celebration of people helping people.