With the onset COVID-19 in March of 2020, juxtaposed to the absolute devastation of the pandemic, we were struck by the outpouring of goodness we saw in American society – from widespread public shows of appreciation to healthcare workers, to neighbors helping each other deal with the ravages of this insidious disease, to strangers helping others in both small and monumental ways (see our Instagram to see these acts in action). During a time where everything seemed so dark, seeing these acts of kindness helped ignite a spark of positivity and hope in us.
Our mission became clear after watching countless nights of evening news. With nightly reports so chock-full of bad news it was inevitable American morale was deteriorating, something had to be done. In order to meet the challenges everyone was facing, optimism and hope needed to be pumped back into the American people. Enter Giving Everyday. The acts of kindness and charity we share serve to remind Americans of who we are at our core – the helpers, the givers, the supporters – and ultimately show us that we are stronger than we give ourselves credit for.
As 2020 progressed, other factors contributed to the urgency of our mission. From the economic devastation caused by COVID-19 job losses and furloughs, to the heightening of racial injustices and civil unrest, and then to the embarrassing tenor of American political discourse – it seemed the very social fabric that unites us Americans was becoming more frayed each day.
Our take on a solution is simple: We need to be kinder, more patient, more compassionate, and more understanding of other people’s viewpoints. We aim to offer an easy framework to make this all happen.
We know it may appear that we are naïve and full of wishful thinking, but perhaps returning to a more innocent time is just what we need to rebuild what has been splintering.
Please join in our journey and help in any way you can, since if we all take little steps in the right direction, we can cover ground critically needed for our national recovery.
We are proud to have been recognized by the IRS as a “501-c-3” tax deductible charitable organization (EIN 85-0900686).