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#birthdaygives Gives Not Gifts On Birthdays

Mar. 6, 2014 -- This year, #birthdaygives is going big. is donating 2,900 flowers to become random acts of kindness for distribution throughout Central Park South and Columbus Circle on Sunday March 16th, 2014.

Central Park South & Columbus Circle                                                                               

New York, NY 10023 ‎                     

Sunday, March 16, 2014: 11:00 am 3:00 pm

About # birthdaygives 

Starting with an offline gesture of giving to the online gesture of sharing, #birthdaygives is a social movement that celebrates birthdays (and every day) as an occasion to give rather than receive. #birthdaygives harnesses the power of human connection, through both strangers and established relationships, to promote positivity as a shared experience compounding exponentially as kindness spreads from person to person. Digital documentation through social media engagement solidifies these previously abstract, ephemeral phenomena into an enduring positive moment. Revealed through social media, Carrie and her friends found out how far their roses traveled and how far the kindness spread. On Facebook, a rose’s note ended up taped on a fridge in Israel.

Through Instagram, one recipient commented, “A gift from a stranger at the Met yesterday...which became my gift to a stranger. Thank you for the beautiful reminder.” Another rose became a Met security guard's last day surprise and said via Instagram, “Thank you, stranger, for indirectly giving me a flower on my last day.” How will you spread kindness as the gift that keeps on giving?

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” Aesop Founded on the idea that “kindness is contagious,” #birthdaygives started as a grassroots effort two years ago. In lieu of gifts and a typical birthday celebration, founder Carrie Hammer mobilized a few friends in New York City to hand out 270 roses with notes tied on explaining to

the recipient to either pass on the rose or pass on an act of kindness. One of the notes made it to a women's fridge in ISRAEL from a note on the highline:

GIVE: Help pass out flowers, share and spread random acts of kindness.

SHARE: #birthdaygives with your readers, friends & followers to help spread random acts of kindness.

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