Sometimes it's difficult to know where to start.
You turn on the news, open up Facebook or perhaps just walk down the street in the capital city where you live. And you feel overwhelmed.
With so much suffering and so much need in our world, it’s easy to find yourself thinking – what could I possibly do that would actually make a difference?
But imagine if everyone who felt like this did something? If people – just like you and I – looked at what was in our own hands to give and gave it freely; even if it was just for one day.
Then together, we really could change the world.
1Day to change the world
ACCI’s 1Day campaign is about making a choice to give one day’s salary to help improve the lives of people who are poor, marginalised, oppressed or lacking resource and opportunity.
For one day, we are asking Australian Christians, just like you, to endure the traffic, get to the office, complete a day’s work, get paid and then … give it away.
Because everything can change in just 1Day.
To see how much of a difference 1Day gifts can make, here’s a look at just some of the people whose lives are already being changed:
Agricultural training, Mozambique: local people are receiving training in agriculture, animal husbandry and business management so they can establish micro-businesses and better provide for their families.
Reunification of children, Myanmar: children living in institutional care are being reunited with loving families who can give them the support they need to thrive.
Assisting women experiencing crisis pregnancy, Cambodia: women are being given the support to not only deliver healthy babies but to learn to care for them and flourish in all areas of life.
Supporting children’s education, Sri Lanka: children from slum communities are receiving two years of preschool education, as well as ongoing tutoring, to ensure they can get the most out of their education and create better lives for themselves.
Teen Challenge, Georgia: people are receiving the support and encouragement they need to overcome drug addiction and find new life in Jesus.
Church planting, Japan: in two areas of Japan, local people are being given opportunities to find Jesus for the first time.
Production and distribution of Christian materials, Afghanistan & Pakistan: throughout these Islamic nations, people are receiving information about the saving grace of Jesus so they may find hope and salvation in him.
Join the movement
This is only a snapshot of how 1Day giving has been put to work over the past year; a small representation of the countless individuals, families and communities whose lives are being irrevocably changed.
Whether connecting the world’s poorest people to resource and opportunity or helping spread the Good News to the ends of the earth, these generous gifts are helping to create a better world and proving that when we work together, everything truly can change in just one day!
Help us do it again. Join the movement today!