The ‘What’s Your Gift? Project’ started by an everyday hero Chintan Modi is based on a deep conviction that each one of us has gifts to offer, and that it is the sharing of these gifts in a spirit of service that can well become an organizing principle for the way we live. This project is a humble effort to look for, document and share the stories of those beautiful people who’ve recognized their gifts and are using them generously for the benefit of others. This project will lead into an e-book that would be freely shared as a gift.
Supporting this project further we are making short films on them through, I am the change film project, where 101 filmmakers make films on 101 social causes in 101 hours. This challenge will take place during ‘Joy of giving week’, where entire India will be celebrating kindness in action. We need your help in spreading these ripples. Here’s how you can participate:
• Filmmakers: Register for ‘I am the change film project’
• Writers: write a brief story on a everyday hero and send it to us.
• Kind souls: Do small act of kindness during joy of giving week.
Contribute / volunteer to any of the above causes through your own gift to make this initiative a beautiful experience.
For more information
What’s your gift project: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am the change film project: http://www.mammovies.com
Joy of giving week : http://www.joyofgivingweek.org
Few stories of everyday heroes:
* A musician who takes people on trips to Ladakh and Kashmir — trips that are less touristy, and more of an exploration into how our lifestyle choices impact the earth in hazardous ways, because of our callous preference for convenience and comfort over the health of the universe that sustains us in the first place
* A social psychologist who devotes much of her time to connecting people that might be able to benefit, support and learn from each other.
* A professional photographer who takes out time to teach photography to the blind.
* A college student who buys footwear for those who have none from his own pocket money.