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International Day of Charity

September 5

The International Day of Charity was established with the objective of sensitizing and mobilizing people, NGOs, and stakeholders all around the world to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities by United Nations.

Charity, like the notions of volunteerism and philanthropy, provides real social bonding and contributes to the creation of inclusive and more resilient societies. Charity can alleviate the worst effects of humanitarian crises, supplement public services in health care, education, housing and child protection. It assists the advancement of culture, science, sports, and the protection of cultural and natural heritage. It also promotes the rights of the marginalized and underprivileged and spreads the message of humanity in conflict situations.

The date was chosen to honor the work of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Mother Teresa of Calcutta, on the anniversary of her death. For over 45 years she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity’s expansion, first in India and then in other countries, including hospices and homes for the poorest and homeless. Many charities/non-profits all over the world help to save and improve people’s lives, fight disease, protect children, and give hope to many thousands of people. — www.un.org.

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September 5

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http://www.un.org
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