International Day of Charity: The True Power of Charity

September 5th, 2017 marks the 4th annual International Day of Charity, also referred to as World Charity Day. Established in 2013, the United Nations created this day to honor the death anniversary of one of the most well-known humanitarians and philanthropists in history.

MothertheresaThe International Day of Charity is a day to honor the selfless character of Mother Teresa, her incredible dedication to help those in need and the impact she made on the world which will last far beyond her death. On this day, people around the world are encouraged to contribute to charity in some way, and become a part of the change that is needed to improve the lives of future generations.

As the world has been turned upside down by civil violence, religious conflict, natural disasters, government corpution, and numerous power struggles, we must turn to simple acts of kindness to make a difference in our own communities. The International Day of Charity is a day for every individual to step up and do their part to make a positive impact on the world.

On this International Day, I call on people everywhere to volunteer and act charitably in the face of human suffering. Such expressions of solidarity help us in our shared quest to live together in harmony and build a peaceful and sustainable future for all. – Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General 2015


To commemorate this year’s International Day of Charity, we invite you to take a moment to join the GoAbroad Foundation’s mission to help those in need by commmiting an act of charity.

8 Acts of Charity to Honor The International Day of Charity

1. Share Our Supplemental Feeding Program

All it takes is a few clicks to share the program on your Facebook, Twitter, or email it to a friend. With a donation of just $10, you could provide a feeding to more than 20 children.

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one. – Mother Teresa

kids living in tents waiting in line for their food
Photo by Ian Delgado
2. Become a Child Sponsor

We currently have over 10 children in the Philippines who need financial support to continue their education and build a future for themselves and their families. For just $25 USD a month, you can change a child’s future.

3. Shop on AmazonSmile

With almost all the same products as, shopping on AmazonSmile makes charitable giving easy. At no extra cost to you, AmazonSmile will donate a percentage of every single purchase you make to the GoAbroad Foundation.

4. Take the GoAbroad Foundation Pledge

Support a Different GAF Project Every Month for as little as $1 USD!

5. Start a Fundraiser

It only takes one person with a mission to start a movement and change lives. With the holidays just around the corner, get your family, church, school, or community involved in a fundraiser to support one of our project needs.

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. – Mother Teresa

6. Change Your Homepage

Welzoo is a new, exciting way to support us – for free! All you have to do is change your homepage and go online, and Welzoo will donate to the GoAbroad Foundation on your behalf everyday! Join now.

7. Like us on Facebook & Invite Friends to Like our Page

Show your support for our mission by liking our page and spreading the love by inviting friends to support our mission too!

8. Make a One Time Donation

Your generous support will help us continue our mission and support meaningful projects that truly help people. From Scholarships for College Students to Access to Clean Water to Rice Subsidies for Low-Income Families, our range of projects help people in the ways they need it most.

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. – Mother Teresa