Nov. 1st – National Family Literacy Day
Nov. 6th – National Nachos Day
Nov. 8th – National S.T.E.M. Day
Nov. 11th – Veterans Day
Nov. 15th – National Philanthropy Day + America Recycles Day
Nov. 25th – International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Yesterday was National Philanthropy Day!
November 15th marks National Philanthropy Day. The word philanthropy comes from Latin and Greek philanthropia which gives us kindliness, humanity, and love for mankind.
The following article from the organization Fidelity Charitable clearly explains the meaning of philanthropy, and how normal, everyday people can become involved in giving back:
“A philanthropist is a person who donates time, money, experience, skills or talent to help create a better world. Anyone can be a philanthropist, regardless of status or net worth…Today, philanthropy means generosity in all its forms and is often defined as giving gifts of ‘time, talent and treasure’ to help make life better for other people. You can practice philanthropy by making a monetary gift, such as a donation to a cause you believe in. You can also practice philanthropy by giving your time—serving in a soup kitchen, tutoring a teen or engaging in any other volunteer activity that aims to improve lives. So the answer to ‘what is a philanthropist is a person who exhibits these behaviors, regardless of how many resources (or how few) that person has.”
To keep reading the article, please click here: https://www.fidelitycharitable.org/guidance/philanthropy/what-is-a-philanthropist.html
Here at CHS, we have a few ways students can become involved in issues important to them:
To celebrate this observance you can also:
- Share how philanthropy has impacted your community.
- Support your favorite philanthropic organization.
- Volunteer for a local organization.
- Share your favorite organization’s page and your favorite projects.
Use #NationalPhilanthropyDay to post on social media.
Violence against women continues to be a persistent and global issue:
- Globally, 35% of women and girls will experience some form of physical and/or sexual violence. In some countries, the statistics are closer to 70%.
- Nearly half of all human trafficking victims around the world are women.
- 650 million women and girls in the world are forced to marry before the age of 18.
You can make a difference to help end Gender-Based Violence with CHS by choosing one of the options below:
- You can share your pledge on social media using the hashtag #Educate2EndGBV. Simply record & share the following pledge: “I pledge to end gender-based violence where I live.” After that, please feel free to add any motivation for you choosing to pledge or any additional action that you will be taking. There are ideas on TRC’s Instagram page, that you can view by clicking here.
- We have partnered with Truth and Reconciliation Conversations to bring our students a comprehensive GBV Civic Education course called Orange Couch Conversations. This two-part course focuses on engaging in difficult but necessary conversations between friends, family, and strangers. The first part of the course is comprised of various episodes of the South African Television Show: Orange Couch. The Orange Couch TV show invites victims of Gender Based Violence to share their stories of hardship and resilience. You can learn more about our Orange Couch Conversations Course by reading below or clicking here.
• Learners register for the Orange Couch Conversations course.
• Watch 16 Episodes, write/present 8 blogs/vlogs and earn 1 credit, or 2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
• Credit transferable to your local high school, or university/ college.
• CEUs for workforce training and personal development.
• Earn credit for civic education focused on learning how to identify and prevent GBV.