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Have you ever received an act of kindness?

Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,662 Disability Gamechanger
edited September 2019 in Coffee lounge

Today is International Day of Charity, a day which is celebrated every 5th September. 

Every year, charities all over the world help to save and improve people’s lives, fighting disease, protecting children, and giving hope to many thousands of people.

To honour the important work that these many charities do, in 2012 the United Nations decided to nominate an annual International Day of Charity as an official day of recognition and celebration.

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, and also to educate people and raise awareness about the many charitable issues worldwide. Education and giving are the essence of this special day.

When looking at the history of Scope, the charity has been supporting people for a long time. It was founded in 1952 with the aim of giving disabled children equal access to education. It was then in 1957 that employment support started and 1970 saw the launch of our first charity shop! Here is the full timeline of Scope's history.

This year the focus of International Day of Charity is on giving. It's not only charities that can give, and this is what we would love to hear about.

Have you ever received an act of kindness? Have you ever done a good deed for someone else? Let us know in the comments below!

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