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September 5th: International Day of Charity

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One of the most beautiful things we can do is to help others without expecting anything in return, following the wonderful example that many people in history, including Mother Teresa of Calcutta. 

On September 5th, we celebrate the International Day of Charity in honor of her. This date was selected to commemorate the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. During her time in humanitarian work, she received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her work in the fight against poverty and distress.

Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was a nun and missionary, 1928 she went to India where she dedicated herself to helping those in need, being nationalized in 1948, where she later founded the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkota (Calcutta) in 1950, working on behalf of the poorest and the dying.

The UN states “Charity, like the notions of volunteerism and philanthropy, provides real social bonding and contributes to the creation of inclusive and more resilient societies. Charity can alleviate the worst effects of humanitarian crises, supplement public services in health care, education, housing and child protection. It assists the advancement of culture, science, sports, and the protection of cultural and natural heritage.”

 

This 2020 has shown us more than ever that solidarity, respect, and charity are actions that can save the world, today we invite you to give thanks for everything you have and that, like Mother Teresa of Calcutta, we take time to give ourselves to others and to give those who need them a reason to smile.

We are very proud to belong to a community where charity is part of its lifestyle. It is wonderful to see how people come together to provide a better future for those who simply do not have the resources to make it possible.

On this day we want to motivate you to continue supporting all the different organizations and their causes that surround us, they bring happiness and hope to other human beings like us.

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL DAY OF CHARITY!

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