FEELING GOOD, SYDNEY
Inaugural day a success
SYDNEY’S first DoSomething Day pushed the city’s feel-good factor through the roof.
The innovative initiative to foster community spirit and volunteering sparked a surge in good deeds – big and small – across the city.
They ranged from buying a coffee for a stranger, to baking pies for the homeless, to helping out at a school for disabled children – all shared and celebrated on social media in a remarkable groundswell of goodwill.
Participants donated clothes, food, money and even blood in a demonstration of the community spirit that typifies the real Sydney.
So many people were posting photos on Twitter that the #dosomethingday hashtag was trending at No. 1 in Sydney on the day and at No. 2 nationally.
DoSomething Day was Australia’s biggest celebration of community volunteering and random acts of kindness, a partnership between News Corp Australia’s community newspapers and the DoSomething charity and your local club.
There were plenty of examples of people throwing themselves into the spirit of the day.
NewsLocal editor in chief Kathy Lipari said the inaugural day had been a fantastic success.
“It was fabulous to see the way the nation embraced the idea of celebrating the wonderful people who give up their time to volunteer,”teer, she said.
Sharon Lindeback, of Mt Druitt Meals on Wheels.