It was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012. The date of 5 September 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."
The International Day of Charity was established with the objective of sensitizing and mobilizing people, NGOs, and stakeholders all around the world to to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities.
Today's date is also a good opportunity to thank all those who work every day to create an inclusive, sustainable society where everyone can get help and find their place in life.
We are sure that professionalism and mercy can overcome the most difficult challenges. And we are happy to participate in the creation of a network of partners united by the goal of helping children in difficult situations.
Take care of yourselves, value yourselves and be sure to be friends, because together we are stronger.