Fill your own cup so that you can overflow into the lives of others.
This year more than ever we are placing a focus on filling our own cups on day 1 of 5 so that we have the strength, love and resilience to make an impact in our communities day 2 through 5.
We challenge you to do an activity or exercise on your day 1 that fills your cup. Breathe deep and drink up the energy that you need to help others and make the world a better place.
When asked why, we emphatically say why not? The world can always use a little more good and we want to do our part. 5 Days for Good is an initiative designed to provide a spark, a method, and a community hub for contributing to a net positive in the world. Participants often do many good things throughout the year and in most everything they do but 5DFG is an opportunity to focus that energy into a substantial effort across a 5 day campaign of giving. #5DaysForGood on social to plug in to all of the good being done.
5 Days for Good is generally driven through a process of nomination wherein businesses who participate will nominate other businesses that they know will happily join the initiative. These organizations will schedule 5 benevolent acts over the course of a 5 day week (presumably Monday through to Friday). On your first day of participation you will send out your nomination. This way the next organization to pick up the baton will have a week head’s up to plan their week of activities. There are a number of ways that you can contribute to theses community efforts. Generally we can categorize giving in 3 ways:
Give your time to someone in need. This could come in the form of booking phone or video calls with seniors, sharing helpful information with those who need it, supporting other local businesses by sharing their good deeds, or volunteering for phone support to local community organizations. The only limitation is the extent of your own imagination.
Are you a chef, tailor, designer, teacher, or artist? What talents do you have that you could donate to our community right now? You could schedule daily video lessons through Facebook or sew masks for our frontline healthcare workers. Find new ways to offer your talents to the people in our community who need it the most right now.
It doesn’t take much to be a philanthropist. Whether you have $5 or $50 to give, every bit makes a positive impact. Our hospitals and other essential services are in desperate need right now. If 10 people were to donate $50, all of a sudden we have a significant $500 contribution that can support real change. Every little bit helps.
Costa Ballena Disaster Relief & Support
Hamilton Conservation Authority
Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation
Imperial Court of the Waterfall Empire
My Dad and Me Everyday Ornaments
Steel City Studio
Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce
The Shady Lady
Don’t let that stop you. Please feel free to start a nomination trail of your own. 🙂
This year we continue to be acutely sensitive to the challenges and changes that we are all facing right now. Even more so are the serious risks that many of us face with the invisible threat of depression and other mental health challenges. In the spirit of uplifting those around us and throughout our communities, our goal is for your participation to fit within your comfort level.
We are encouraging all of our participating organizations to be creative with their methods of support, and to consider focusing at least a portion of their efforts toward supporting mental health and mental health awareness in our communities.
This could be by way of a donation to a crisis centre, a letter writing campaign to the residents of a Long-Term Care Centre, or anything that would brighten someone’s day and deliver hope to our communities.
We look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with this year!