International Day of Charity Q&A

Today, on the International Day of Charity, we take the opportunity to reflect on the way the not-for-profit sector shapes the world around us. This is the perfect day to take those steps required to enhance your fundraising and bring your vision to life.

International Day of Charity is the date dedicated to raising awareness, enhancing visibility, increasing social responsibility and public support for charity. What better day to put your plan into action? Often this involves taking risks and moving outside your comfort zone. Above all, it requires courage and believing in your cause. We encourage you to celebrate International Charity Day by being courageous and make those critical steps to make your vision a reality. What is International Charity Day all about? Here is a little Q&A to get you up to speed.

Q Why was September 5th chosen for International Charity day?

A Well, it turns out that this auspicious date was selected to commemorate the anniversary of the passing of Mother Teresa.

Q When was International Charity Day conceived and why?

A  On 17 December 2012, in response to a proposal by Hungary, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution by consensus to designate 5 September as the International Day of Charity.

Q What is the core purpose of International Charity Day?

A To raise awareness and provide a platform for charity related activities all over the world.

Q How can I find out more information?

A Head on over to the website 

Today, on International Day of Charity we encourage you to send that proposal, make that phone call, press send on the email. Take those steps to bring your vision to life.

For advice on how to put your plan into action Today, call OKP on 1300 721 799 or write us an email at

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