Plan Giving Instruction through Your Calendar

Planning Lessons and Projects for the Year

Add service to your teaching calendar by aligning lessons and service-learning projects to monthly events and themes. Select a month below to find lessons, project ideas, and more! This PDF provides a printable version of lessons and service ideas to use year after year. 

As you build a community and classroom culture of giving, teach these themes and lessons to build a common vocabulary and motivation to give. 

These evaluations may be completed by parents and families, community partners, students, and teachers, and may be used in conjunction with any Learning to Give lesson, toolkit, or resource. The goal is to help you collect information about the impact of your philanthropy and service-learning instruction. 


  • Character Education Lessons
  • Establishing a Culture of Kindness / Anti-Bullying Lessons
  • TeachOne for Back to School


  • September 11 Day of Service and Remembrance
  • Grandparents Day (September 11)
  • Citizenship/Constitution Day (September 17)


  • International Day of Nonviolence (Oct 2)
  • World Food Day (Oct 16)
  • National Disabilities Awareness Month and Anti-Bullying Awareness Month


  • Election Day (first Tuesday after the first Monday of November)
  • Veterans Day (November 11)
  • National Philanthropy Day (November 15)
  • Thanksgiving Day


  • Christmas  
  • Hanukkah   
  • Kwanzaa


  • New Year’s Day (January 1)
  • TeachOne for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day   
  • National Mentoring Month


  • Black History Month
  • Random Acts of Kindness Week
  • Valentine's Day (February 14)
  • Presidents' Day    


  • March is Reading Month
  • Women's History Month
  • World Water Day (March 22)


  • National Volunteer Week
  • TeachOne for Earth Day (April 22)
  • Global Youth Service Day


  • Join Hands Day  
  • Mother’s Day
  • Memorial Day  


  • National Lemonade Days (Early June)
  • Juneteenth (June 19)
  • World Refugee Day  (June 20)
  • Father's Day