Blood Donor Month was established in 1970 as an effort to collect more donations after the slow holiday season.
Today is International Volunteer Day—a day designated by the United Nations to celebrate volunteers around the globe. The United Nations Volunteers founded International Volunteer Day in 1985 to give volunteers and organizations a chance to celebrate their efforts, promote the work they do, and share their values with their communities.
Each year, the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness designate the week prior to Thanksgiving as Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Kellogg Family Foundation advocates for our community to share compassion with their homeless neighbors and work towards a world without hunger or homelessness.