Awareness Days Calendar 2024
September Awareness Days
September 1 - September 30, 2024
Secondhand September is in line with the growing trend of reusing or recycling items. There are several ways that a business can take part in Secondhand September. A very popular option is for a store to start a buy-back program. Monty and Co have a programme where they will buy back their clothing for resale with a percentage of proceeds supporting The Fashion and Textiles Children's Trust.
International Day of Charity
September 5, 2024
International Day of Charity promotes charitable efforts and recognizes the importance of philanthropy in making a positive impact on society. It encourages acts of kindness, mobilises resources, and raises awareness about charitable causes.
Charities and Causes to support on the International Day of Charity:
Oxfam - works to alleviate poverty and tackle the root causes of injustice and inequality worldwide.
Save the Children - focuses on improving the lives of children through education, healthcare, and protection from harm.
September 25 - October 1st, 2024
The first evidence of recycling is from 1031 AD in Japan, where old documents were shredded and reused to create new sheets of paper. In the past millennium, there have been some major advancements in recycling, but there is still so much to learn. The week is a great opportunity for people to audit their recycling habits and for businesses to see where they can improve their supply chains and reduce their environmental impact.
Charities and Causes to support during Recycle Week:
CARE UK - Re-use, Re-purpose and Recycle items no longer useful to you to provide aid to 'help people in their time of need' focusing on refugees that have relocated to the UK.
Fareshare - Re-distribute surplus food to families who need it
Clean Ocean Initiatives - offsetting certified ocean-bound plastic to protect the planet
World Day of Migrants and Refugees
September 29, 2023
The World Day of Migrants and Refugees is an annual observance that raises awareness about the challenges faced by migrants and refugees worldwide. It aims to promote their rights, dignity, and social integration while fostering empathy and understanding towards their experiences.
Charities and Causes to support on the World Day of Migrants and Refugees:
There are many great refugee charities that you can support today. Here are a few:
Refugee Council - provides advice, support, and advocacy for refugees and asylum seekers, working to ensure their rights are protected and their voices are heard.
Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) - advocates for the rights of immigrants and refugees in the UK, providing legal advice and campaigning for fairer immigration policies.
Choose Love - supports refugees and displaced individuals globally by providing emergency aid, essential supplies, and long-term assistance.
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