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On Sunday 16th October 2016 thousands of kind hearted people went out in the heavy rain to their local community to make a difference and give their time as part of the international day of volunteering – Sewa Day.
Whether they were bringing joy, helping the environment or helping alleviate poverty the range of projects organised this year and the spirit of volunteers has shown that we can really be the change.
From food bank collections in Bradford, visiting care homes in Manchester, cleaning canal towpaths in Milton Keynes to creating care packages for refugees in London this year has seen volunteers from across the UK take part and make a difference.
Sewa Day also featured at the Diwali in the Square celebrations in London on October 16th with key supporters including the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan giving their support to this global volunteering initiative.
Around the globe highlights include, over 32 projects across the USA, which is an increase of 60%, clothing collections in Dubai to food distribution in Hong Kong.
Sewa Day 2016 has been a massive success with projects leaving a lasting legacy in their communities so thank you to all the project organisers and all volunteers for giving their time to be the change.
We really want to hear from you about how your project went so if you haven’t told us already tell us by clicking here. Also see below for details on the Pioneers Awards – nominations are open now!