International Day of Charity

The International Day of Charity is observed annually on 5 September. Its purpose is to raise awareness and provide a common platform for charity related activities all over the world for individuals, charitable, philanthropic and volunteer organizations for their own purposes on the local, national, regional and international level.

September 5 was chosen in order to commemorate the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 “for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitute a threat to peace.”



President Ronald Reagan presents Mother Teresa with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a White House ceremony as First Lady Nancy Reagan looks on. 20 June 1985.



President Ronald Reagan presents Mother Teresa with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a White House ceremony as First Lady Nancy Reagan looks on. 20 June 1985.

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