This Sunday, August 19, join Beyoncé and the United Nations in performing one act of kindness — like signing up to be a Big Brother or Big Sister, giving to those less fortunate, or volunteering — for World Humanitarian Day.
World Humanitarian Day, originally created to remember humanitarians killed in the 2003 U.N. bombing in Baghdad, is hoping to have 1 billion people around the world participate in Sunday’s campaign.
“We honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and we pay tribute to those who contribute to help people around the world, regardless of who they are and where they are,” reads the campaign’s mission statement. “Every day we see and hear images and stories of pain and suffering in our own neighborhoods and in countries far away. But we also find acts of kindness, great and small. World Humanitarian Day is a global celebration of people helping people.”
So, this Sunday snap a quick photo of your act of kindness and upload it to Instagram using the hashtags #WHD2012, #IWASHERE and @ESSENCEMag. Also, be on the look out for a special World Humanitarian Day performance of “I Was Here” by Beyoncé.
Your photos could appear on ESSENCE.com.
For more information regarding World Humanitarian Day, click here.