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Give today!

The Joy of Giving Week Smile Deck has 52 simple "giving ideas", 1 on each playing card. Each suit represents giving to a specific group-

- Clubs- for people you know

- Spades- for our world/environment

- Hearts- for strangers

- Diamonds- for yourself, to help become a better person

 

Simple reshuffle the deck each day, and do whatever "giving act" is randomly selected for you!

 

You can play this game as a family, too!

 

Smile Decks were first created by a group of Helpothers.org volunteers, as a humble coffee table experiment- the belief was that each act of kindness, no matter how small, changes the world. JGW volunteers worked with Helpothers.org volunteers to create an Indian version of the Smile Deck so that it could be launched during the Week here, and used to encourage people to do little acts of kindness.

 

Please share your experience in the comments below.

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Comment by Swapnil -Yuva Unstoppable - Abad on October 1, 2011 at 2:02pm

Maitri From LD College of Engineering - 

She gave a bottle of Mazaa to the Rickshaw Driver as he was driving rickshaw in heat.

She also told him what is Joy of Giving Week and The Rickshaw himself promised to do something for others during this week

Comment by Janardhana rao on September 30, 2011 at 3:04pm
I have participated earlier in this program. Will surely do this year also
Comment by Shobhana Valpadas on September 30, 2011 at 2:13pm
K-Diamonds.Do Yoga/Exercise every day,for  a week.
Wonder full concept...I really feel very confident and will start to rejuvenate myself.
Comment by Sunil Kumar V on September 30, 2011 at 1:40pm
Lets join Hands on it....
Good Concept
Comment by seema on September 30, 2011 at 12:42pm

hey its really a nice concept...

 

Comment by divya singh on September 30, 2011 at 12:32pm
2 of spades - save water...not for us but for our next generations...........feels good m going to  try doing that...
Comment by Neelam Joshi on September 30, 2011 at 11:55am

amazing concept!! i got 1 of Diamond - Not to criticize or say anything negative to anyone....till a week's time

great idea!! as i try to do things in the most perfect way, i tend to criticize others for not doing it well. but will now try to sort out things in a better way. won't say anything negative to anyone or criticize others....good luck. :)

Comment by anil jadhav on September 29, 2011 at 11:03pm
Creating smile deck is really a nice concept.
Comment by Makarand Pundalik on September 29, 2011 at 8:48pm
today made social investment on www.rangde.org and also paid tution fees of two students!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment by Vipin Banka on September 29, 2011 at 8:33pm

8 of Clubs = Give one paid day off to your maid/servant

Coincidentally I gave my driver yesterday off over an above agreed holidays per month. Felt very good. Creating smile deck like this is amazing concept. I simply loved playing it:) Kudos to JGW volunteers

 

Comment by Bipin Bihari Mohanty on September 29, 2011 at 7:31pm

2 of hearts = Offer your seat to a stranger, next time you travel by public transport.

Really all are ways to joy if one will do then he will enjoy............. 

Comment by e-Zest Solutions on September 29, 2011 at 3:37pm

J of Clubs! Translate an inspiring story & share it with your colleagues. Published on the Company FB wall the Book Summary of Dream Chasing (One man's remarkable, True Life story)- Must Read
This is an inspiring story of an ordinary Indian in rural India,of his courage, determination, faith and the will to dream big and fulfill those dreams in the face of adversity.
Shiva Balak walked 24 km to and back from his school each day, only to be left wondering why there were no schools in his own village.
The brilliant student struggled through extreme hardships, achieved laurels by winning a scholarship to fund his PG in Geology in Canada.
S.B. Misra became a star in the scientific community for his discovery of 565-mn-yr-old fossils; the oldest records of multicellular life on earth. However, he pondered over the long walk to school each day, which thousands of children were still making in his rural backyard. Abandoning a promising world of fame and recognition, he returned to India to realize his dream — a dream of education for young children in his village.

 

Comment by chandrashekaran on September 29, 2011 at 2:34pm
3 of diamonds!  15 minutes of silence and communion with my self. Remembered my trek to Mt Kailas and Manasarovar. At peace with the world.
Comment by Akansha Mittal on September 29, 2011 at 1:41pm
A gr8 idea!! i ll do it!!!
Comment by Upendra Sontakke on September 29, 2011 at 1:35pm
Wow really good idea of the smile deck with greta messages. I have already strated talking to people whom I know about the happines of giving. Supporting needy people in what ever way we can. where every I see open Tap flowing water in public places I make efforts to stop it and give message to save water for our future survival. I am happy what I am doing and will keep doing.
Comment by Anita Bhadra on September 28, 2011 at 5:19pm
Hi , I m from Mumbai . The very first thing which i will start from today - not to criticize or say negative thing to anyone. ( try to continue this beyond a weak time) .Secondly I wish to spread happiness in the life of street kids staying in NGO by presenting them small unusual, unexpected food item / gifts etc.
Comment by Nuby Rafiq on September 28, 2011 at 12:02pm
Can someone please tell me where I can donate old clothes and toys in and around Vasai Road???
Comment by vrajagopika on September 27, 2011 at 7:56pm
I live in Malleswaram, Bangalore. Pls tell me how I can donate old clothes etc.
Comment by Diya Suresh on September 27, 2011 at 1:35pm
haiii  i m from Delhi .a vry gud initiative......keep going.....i'll do my bit as needed....
Comment by praju0112 on September 26, 2011 at 1:37pm
I m from Mumbai, and i wud like to donate my daughter's bicycle, clothes, utensils to needy. is there any collection centre in Mumbai? how and where can i deliver it?

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