International Day of Charity

By Nkem Egenuka on Mon, 05/09/2016 - 15:51

Charity is an attidue of kindness towards others especially  suggesting generousity as it pertains the goods or money to the needy.

International Day of Charity is observed annually on 5 September. The purpose of the International Day of Charity is to create awareness and provide a common platform for charity related activities all over the world for individuals, charitable, philanthropic and volunteer organizations for their own purposes on the local, national, regional and international level. The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Charity, promotes charitable efforts made to alleviate poverty worldwide.

The reason the date was chosen is because it is the anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. This choice commemorates the tireless work that Mother Teresa did by devoting her whole life to charity work. To celebrate this special day every year, the work of different charities all over the word is publicised and celebrated, and people are encouraged to donate money and time, to carry out charitable works. People are urged to create awareness about the many charitable issues worldwide. Education and giving are the essence of this special day.

Charity contributes to the promotion of solidarity and mutual understanding ‎among people.‎

The United Nations encourages charity, through education and public awareness-raising activities.



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