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As a children's charity, World Vision supports the International Day of Charity, which is observed annually to raise awareness of charity work around the world. Learn more about how we're helping children reach their full potential and how you can get involved.
What is the International Day of Charity?
Declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012, the International Day of Charity is an opportunity to support charitable works. It’s also an opportunity for charities and volunteers to raise awareness of the work they are doing. From large to small charities, this is a day to mark achievements and call for further support in making the world a better place.
When is International Day of Charity?
The International Day of Charity 2023 is on 5 September.
There is a significant reason that the 5 September was chosen as the date for this event, and this is to commemorate the anniversary of the passing of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Mother Teresa received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her work fighting poverty and distress, and this event was designated to recognise her selfless and important efforts.