Monday is International Day of Charity. In honor of all the charities out there who are doing great things we wanted to bring a few that are observed in September to mind.
Some charity dates in Sept. 2022
5: International Day of Charity — #CharityDay
8: International Literacy Day — #LiteracyDay
10: World Suicide Prevention Day — #WorldSuicidePreventionDay
21: International Day of Peace — #PeaceDay
21: World Alzheimer’s Day — #WorldAlzheimersDay
There’s a Bible verse, in Luke 12: 48 that says “for unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall much be required…” We feel like no matter where we are in life we can help others. If you can help with your money then that’s a way but if you can’t, then maybe you can volunteer. If you are unable to do that you can pray for the charity. Whatever we do if we do it in a positive, loving way, it helps. Here are a few charities who are observing “awareness months” this week.
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month- September
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. MLB (Major League Baseball) had a special “Childhood Cancer Awareness Day” on Sept. 1 and players as well as umpires and managers displayed the color gold in support of it.
There are many local charities in the Greater St. Louis Areawhich focus on pediatric cancer. Sally and Rob Rains who run STLSportsPage.com started Rainbows for Kids with their family and have continued volunteering with the charity for 23 years. Check out the website to see how you can help with their upcoming charity fundraiser: RainbowsForKids.org
Suicide Prevention Awareness Month- September
Suicide Prevention Week starts Sunday Sept. 4 and runs through Saturday Sept. 10
Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it is often preventable. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can help save lives. Learn about behaviors that may be a sign that someone is thinking about suicide. For more information, visit https://go.usa.gov/xVCyZ #shareNIMH
The purple and turquoise Suicide Prevention Ribbon symbolizes suicide awareness and prevention and serves as a reminder that suicide is an issue we need to talk about.
Imagine if we could walk together toward a world without suicide. One in which we all have a greater understanding of mental health. One in which we all know how to be there for each other, including ourselves, when someone is struggling.
Together, we can.
Since 2002, the #OutOfTheDarkness Walks have brought people together to walk through their communities to raise public awareness and funds to support suicide prevention.
Suicide prevention starts with all of us, so share this out, comment below, and tap that link in bio to get involved.
Together, we can.
Huntington’s Disease Society of America, Missouri Chapter
International Literacy Day
International Day of Peace or World Peace Day is observed on September 21 every year. Initiated by the United Nations, this observance is also known as World Peace Day. International Day of Peace is dedicated to specifically the absence of war and violence and hopes to increase awareness on why living peacefully is the way to be. The intention behind the celebration of International Day of Peace is to provide a momentary ceasefire in war zones to help people understand the value and importance of peace and peaceful coexistence.
We can have our own Day of Peace
While the International version is for ceasefires in wars or battles, on a local level we can observe it by being a beacon of peace in our communities.
No matter whether your actions are large or small, we can all contribute to our communities in some way to make our little corner of the world a better place.