National Philanthropy Day 2021 · Parkinson's Resource Organization

National Philanthropy Day 2021


National Philanthropy Day is celebrated annually on November 15. This day signifies the importance of working together for the common good. Philanthropic deeds come in all different shapes and sizes — charitable giving, volunteering, etc. — and on National Philanthropy Day, no act of kindness goes unnoticed. President Reagan first proclaimed November 15 as National Philanthropy Day in 1986, and communities all throughout the world have celebrated the importance of this occasion ever since.



Go out and find a volunteer opportunity that interests you. Possibilities range from visiting sick patients in the hospital, packing boxes for a food pantry, and even gardening at your local park.

Give a shout out on social media

Bring awareness to this important day by talking about it on your social media accounts. The more people that know about this day, the better.

Donate to charity

Donations can come in the form of time or money, so even if you're a little strapped for cash, there are still ways that you can make a major difference.



Philanthropy makes the world go-'round

For as long as humankind exists, there is always going to be a need to help each other out. National Philanthropy Day acknowledges the importance of stepping up and doing your part to not only help those less fortunate, but to also ensure that the world as a whole is a better place to live.

It's important to acknowledge good deeds

When we highlight the charitable acts of someone else, there is a good chance that another person may get inspired to go out in the community and contribute in his or her own way. Acknowledging philanthropic activity not only gives credit where credit is due, but it is also an excellent way to bring awareness to charitable opportunities that exist.

It's inspiring

With so much negativity in the world, hearing about the good that goes on is certainly refreshing. National Philanthropy Day motivates us to get out and engage with others in order to make a positive impact.


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Updated: August 16, 2017