Join Hands Day is celebrated on the first Saturday of each May. This year it falls on May 1. It is a national day of volunteering which joins the older generation with the younger generation to prove their communities. The benefit of this day comes via the friendships which will be made across generations. The new partnerships will be a vital first step in bringing a lot of young people into leadership roles in various organizations. Hence, the day is a perfect day to bridge the gap between the younger and older generations through community service.
History of Joint Hands Day
In 2000, America’s Fraternal Benefit Societies along with Points of Light Foundation, created the Join Hands Day as a way for the youth and adults to work together as volunteers. For the first two years of the day, organizations were asked to enroll their Join Hands Day projects via the official website. After some years, a certain number of groups were chosen to receive a cash award for the beneficiary of their project or another cause, and a physical award was recognized at the National Fraternal Congress of America annual conference. Join Hands Day organizers offer members the ideas for group volunteering events which brings youth and adults together in the various community service.
Other Celebrations on May 1
May 1 is also celebrated as
- National Mother Goose Day
- National School Principals Day
- Lei Day
- National Purebred Dog Day
- International Workers Day
- Executive Coaching Day
- National New Homeowners Day
- Free Comic Book Day
- Wildfire Community Preparedness Day
- Infidelity Hurts Awareness Day
How to celebrate the day
On Join Hands Day, you can join hands with others to participate in various community services events like coordinating local festivals, supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities, cleaning and sprucing up local parks, volunteering at homeless shelters and food banks, and glowing the lives of seniors and veterans. Post pictures and share your thoughts on social media by using the hashtag #JoinHandsDay.
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