ust a snapshot of the last 24 hours of our ‘Replenish the Food banks’ campaign. Countless individuals and companies up and down the country have come together to help Sewa Day restock food-banks who are in desperate need.
Normally food banks need to be restocked once per day, but now they are literally needing to be restocked a MINIMUM of 3 times a day.
Sewa Day took up the challenge a week ago and our 20+ regional teams sprang into action and began collecting and dropping off supplies multiple times a day.
Food Banks is just one of the four main focuses for Sewa Day and we can always use more help and support. Want to get involved? Then get in touch!
Great News! Sewa Day is now 4 times a year… and what better way to kick off our first Sewa Day of 2020 than with giving back on the extra day that has been given to us!
Sewa Day has inspired so many people to do good that once a year was never enough. We have amazing teams that do monthly and even weekly Sewa Day projects and we want to encourage everyone to give back AT LEAST 4 times a year. That’s why we will be having, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter Sewa Days!
Getting involved with Sewa Day does not have to be a major organisational task, it can be as simple as deciding that you alone will take a black bag and pick up rubbish in your local park, or even help out another organisation that already is giving back. You can do it alone or with others, it does not matter as long as you do…
Don’t just think about doing good – do good.
So many of our projects begin with one person having an idea and getting on with it alone before many others join in., so whether you have a team or are thinking of starting alone…. Feb 29th is the day you should remember, because it’s Sewa Day!
Help A Neighbour Campaign
Coronavirus is set to cause mass disruption and already resulted in panic buying with people stockpiling in the worry that they may not be able to leave their home for weeks.
This level of panic is unsustainable and it makes matters worse for the most vulnerable in our society.
Sewa Day, the International day of Volunteering is launching the:
“HELP A NEIGHBOUR CAMPAIGN”
The concept is simple, we want to encourage everyone to work together and help each other at our time of need. We want to stop this panic buying and actually help those who will be in need.
We want people to help those closest to them who may be in isolation due to the Corona Virus, by either doing their shopping for them, or even cooking for them and delivering food.
This simple act of helping each other, will make a huge difference to the panic buying we are seeing and will give much needed help to those who are suffering.
It starts with a simple announcement, which can be reposting our graphics on social media, in person communication to your neighbours or friends or even phone call to those closest to you. If people know you are willing to help, they are more likely to ask, but they need to know first. So we must announce it.
Encourage your friends, family and neighbours to do the same thing. They can repost the same graphics and messages. The more people willing to help, the greater the impact will be.
It is important to keep safe, but there are plenty of ways to deliver supplies without endangering yourselves (government advice is to drop supplies at the front door, which they shouldn’t open until you are away). Further information and guidance on this are on government sites but will also be shared on Sewa Day social media pages, so be sure to check the links below regularly.
Remember, your stories will inspire others to do the same so be sure to tag #sewaday in your posts so we can encourage more and more people to ‘help a neighbour’.
In times of concern, we can always make a difference. The ‘Help a Neighbour’ campaign is one small way, that we can all make a difference.
Thank you for all the hundreds of Sewa Day volunteers up and down the country that have actively been involved with projects to help with Corona. From helping the vulnerable to sourcing milk for charities that have run out and were desperate to feeling front line staff in hospitals and beyond.
You’ve been doing all this work silently but we want to thank you for all you are doing for your community and nation. May you inspire many others to help in this time of need.
Let’s ‘SPREAD SOME JOY!’
So many of our younger generation are stuck at home, so let’s give them something rewarding to do. Get your pens, paints and paper ready and let’s create some nice letters and pictures which we can then send on to our isolated elderly in care home to show we are thinking of them!
Of course we cannot send the actual picture or letters so please do take a picture of them and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
so we can ‘spread some joy’ to those in isolation.
Look forward to seeing all your amazing
Let’s spread the Chocolatey Goodness! Sewa Day have launched an Easter Egg appeal for our hard working front-liners alongside children who will be stuck in hospital this weekend. We want to distribute 1000s of eggs through our network of hospitals and shelters, to try and brighten up their days.
But we need your help to make it happen! If you can donate eggs or other contributions towards this cause (especially in large numbers), then please get in touch!
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