Saturday, August 18, 2012

World Humanitarian Day!

You have not lived a day in your life unless you have done something for someone who won't be able to repay you

John Wooden
This year me and my family have decided to do something for World Humanitarian Day on August 19th 2012. My family decided to gather our useful books, clothes and electronics and we will donate them to children in need. I have signed millions of petition and me and my sister have set up a recycle project at our school but this day is about the usual.
The thing that makes this day so amazing is that you can choose what you want and can do for someone else. It's not just about your budget. It can be time or things, it doesn't matter how small or big. You can donate anything you want. It's also important that you spread the message and show some luv and not just on this day!

World Humanitarian Day

19 August 2012
Natural disasters, conflicts and other emergencies threaten the lives and health of millions of people every year. In the middle of such crises, thousands of dedicated humanitarian workers strive to care for those who have been affected and support local authorities to deliver assistance. On World Humanitarian Day, WHO and other international bodies are highlighting the roles performed by humanitarian workers, and remembering aid workers who have been killed or injured while performing their vital roles.
World Humanitarian Day offers the chance:
  • for the public to learn more about the humanitarian community, what aid workers do and the challenges they face;
  • for nongovernmental and international bodies and UN agencies, to demonstrate their humanitarian activities;
  • to pay respect to those who have died or been injured in the course of their humanitarian work.

Beyonce "I Was Here" Project

Every day humanitarian aid workers help millions of people around the world, regardless of who they are and where they are. World Humanitarian Day is a global celebration of people helping people.
This year’s campaign "I Was Here" is about making your mark by doing something good, somewhere, for someone else.
Celebs like Lady Gaga, Michelle Obama, Danny Glover, Justin Bieber, Jackie Chan, David Guetta, Chris Brown, Kaka, Jessie J, Hilary Duff, Kelly Rowland, Shay Mitchell, Kellan Lutz  and Ben Affleck have also shown their support. Gucci, Stella McCartney, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, InStyle Magazine, People Magazine, MTV, United Nations and UNICEF have joined and have brought a lot of people with them. Beyonce herself has managed to bring in more than 43 million people to join. I hope that you will join too and help spread the word!

To join Beyonce and show your support for #WHD click here
For more info about this project click here

What have you and your family planned for World Humanitarian Day this August 19th?
Much Love,
& family