We will run out of words if we were to write to paras signifying the importance of charity in society. The concept of charity is synonymous with feelings of empathy and sympathy, the value that it adds to social bonding is immense. Expecting an interaction between different societal classes on an equal basis is almost childishly foolish unless there exists a relationship between members of these different classes. A relationship that honors core values like inclusiveness, equality, integrity, and compassion to name a few. The role of charity in creating such a relationship is pivotal, and to commemorate that role, an international day of charity is celebrated every year. And that’s what we are going to talk about in this discussion! If this is the first time you have heard about this day, there is plenty for you to learn from this discussion, we can assure you that!
When is the international day of charity?
Before we bore you with a history lesson, let us reveal the date on which the international day of charity is celebrated every year. Drum rolls. It is celebrated on the fifth of every September, and the reason why it is celebrated on an aforementioned day will make your heart full of joy! The date was chosen to commemorate the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa. There couldn’t have been a more suitable candidate to name the day after, we are all indebted to Mother Teresa for her efforts in making this world a better place for the underprivileged community. Not that her noble work needs any validations or medals, but it is pertinent to mention here that Mother Teresa received a Nobel Prize for peace in the year 1979. Nice knowing about one date which has two-fold historical value, don’t you agree?
A little historical perspective never hurts!
It isn’t going to be a snooze fest, promise! We know some of you genuinely want to delve into history, and this section is for you lot. Well, the idea of the international day of charity was first conceived by the Hungarian Parliament in 2011. Enhancing solidarity and social responsibility served as the primary purposes of celebrating this day. The very next year, Hungary sent a proposal to the United Nations, which proposed the adoption of 5th September as the International Day of Charity. It is worth noting that the resolution was supported by 44 countries. And well, one thing led to another, and finally in 2013, the first international day of charity was commemorated at the UN headquarters in New York. The bell has rung, the history lecture is over!
Why the international charity day 2014 was so special?
It was 2014 when the concept kind of boomed, we had these challenges and competitions which had only one goal i.e. fundraising. How many of you remember the ice bucket challenges? They literally form the tip of the iceberg only! There were drives and donation camps, all organized to raise awareness about the international day of charity. Safe to say, these efforts were successful, for it is 2021 and the international day of charity is one of the biggest events on the calendar.
International day of charity 2021- IDC 2021
Coming towards the point around which this whole discussion revolves, the international day of charity 2021 provides us with a chance to repair some of the extensive damage inflicted on humanity by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Sure we have a vaccine now, and one couldn’t be grateful enough for it. But the economic ramifications of the pandemic are still unfolding, both on a micro and macro level. With industries crashing worldwide and millions losing their jobs, a financial crisis of unprecedented nature has emerged. All this economic chaos does nothing but doubles the importance of events like global charity days. Such days serve as a reminder for everyone that there are millions out there who still need our help, even though almost 18 months have elapsed since the pandemic began. This September the 5th, you can play a part in alleviating some of the sufferings faced by a major section of the world.
How can you become a part of this day this year?
Giving charity yourself is only one of the many ways in which you can become a part of this great global initiative that challenges poverty worldwide. Some of the other ways in which you can become a part of the IDC 2021 include organizing a fundraiser for the underprivileged in your neighborhood, raising awareness about the day both online and offline, and getting more and more people involved in the activity. All that you need to be is a little imaginative and creative!
Doing homework in advance makes sense!
On the other hand, if you have made up your mind about donating to a charity to mark your contribution in this year’s IDC 2021, well you better find the ideal organization first! Again, you can search for these in your vicinity or online, but we implore you to be methodical when you are selecting a charity to donate to. Reading its mission and vision is extremely important, as well as ensuring that the organization observes one hundred percent transparency in its affairs. If you don’t feel like spending hours on the web looking for such an ideal organization, Transparent Hands is one organization that you can settle for without having any trust issues!
Transparent Hands is the largest technological platform for crowdfunding in the healthcare sector of Pakistan. It offers a complete range of free healthcare services including medical and surgical treatments, medical camps, and telehealth facilities to the underprivileged community of Pakistan. The platform provides visibility to underprivileged patients and builds a personal and trusted bond between patients and donors while ensuring complete transparency. It also sets up free medical camps in the rural areas of Pakistan in which, free medical consultation, free medicines, and free diagnostic tests are provided to deserving patients. Donors from all over the world can use the Transparent Hands crowdfunding web portal and donate through 100% secure payment modes. They could select any patient, fund the treatment, and receive regular feedback and updates until the patient has recovered completely. Donate as much as you can to Transparent Hands if you believe that your donation can help someone celebrate Eid with their family instead of in a hospital ward this year!