Make a Good Action and Put a Smile on Someone’s Face    

Make a Good Action and Put a Smile on Someone’s Face    

Last January, for the third year in a row here in Panama, non-profit organizations, private companies and volunteers gathered to organize and participate in the Good Action Day which will be held on April 2, 2017, thanks to the effort made by the Panamanian Jewish Foundation (JUPÁ), B’nai B’rith of Panama and Volunteers of Panama with their platform “Ponte en Algo”. 

The Good Action Day is an idea that emerged 10 years ago, in Israel, by entrepreneur and philanthropist Shari Arison, who activated the engine of solidarity to help the neediest. At present, there are 61 participating countries worldwide, resulting in 3 million hours of volunteering since its implementation. 

Therefore, “the goal is for Panama to become an example to follow for the region under an expression of solidarity and kindness, next April 2. Here they will count the number of good actions and volunteers that will participate in this great event. In 2016 16,000 thousand volunteers were counted with more than 300 good actions” said Marci Mizrachi, person in charge of the Organizing Committee of this activity. It should be noted that doing a Good Action does not necessarily have an economic cost. There are many ideas whose implementation are free, from collecting garbage and educating about recycling, call a friend, give a hug, joining a social cause, donating clothes, etc. In the same way, there are other options that may require a minimal investment, such as painting a school or making an anonymous gift to a person or family in need. 

The steps to register your Good Action are simple.Visit the website www.buenasaccionespty.com, select the “registration” tab, and register what will be your Good Action. However, if a person or corporate group wishes to join a foundation to participate, they can go to www.ponteenalgo.com and select the project of their choice. You can also upload your Good Action’s photos to the social networks by tagging them with #DiaDeLasBuenasAcciones and #BuenasAccionesPTY. Remember, imagination has no limits when it comes to do something good for someone else.