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Posted by on May. 8, 2013 at 10:07 AM
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A lot of goodies today!

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deccaf
by Platinum Member on May. 8, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Donate A Day's Wages To Charity

 All working people are asked to donate the money they make on May 8, 2013, to charity. If unable to afford the donation, they are then asked to take the day off of work and donate their time to charity. Annually, the second Wednesday in May

deccaf
by Platinum Member on May. 8, 2013 at 10:10 AM

National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day is a key strategy of the Caring for Every Child's Mental Health Campaign, which is part of the Public Awareness and Support Strategic Initiative by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. In 2013, Awareness Day will be held on Thursday, May 9.

The effort seeks to raise awareness about the importance of children's mental health and that positive mental health is essential to a child's healthy development from birth. Last year, the national theme focused on building resilience in young children dealing with trauma.

deccaf
by Platinum Member on May. 8, 2013 at 10:11 AM

National Night Shift Workers Day

To honor those workers who reverse their natural circadian rhythm to keep business running 24 hours a day. Annually, the second Wednesday of May.

deccaf
by Platinum Member on May. 8, 2013 at 10:28 AM

National Third Shift Workers Day (seems similar to the one above)

To show appreciation for and to honor those often-forgotten workers who toil through the night to keep countless companies and businesses running smoothly.

deccaf
by Platinum Member on May. 8, 2013 at 10:29 AM

No Socks Day

If we give up wearing socks for one day, it will mean a little less laundry, thereby contributing to the betterment of the environment. Besides, we will all feel a bit freer, at least for one day.

deccaf
by Platinum Member on May. 8, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Occupational Safety & Health Day

Occupational Safety and Health Professional (OSHP) Day recognizes the efforts and commitment of occupational safety, health and environmental professionals to protect people, property and the environment. The American Society of Safety Engineers’ Board of Directors approved the creation of Occupational Safety and Health Professional (OSHP) Day in March 2006 to be held in conjunction with North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH). OSHP Day takes place on the Wednesday of NAOSH Week each year and is celebrated internationally. [1] OSHP Day 2012 will take place on May 9, 2012.

Occupational safety and health professionals make sure that millions of workers who go to work each day return home safely. They help identify and reduce workplace hazards while reducing employer costs and maximizing the contributions of all workers. Safety professionals draw and apply standards from various disciplines including engineering, education, psychology, physiology, enforcement, hygiene, health, physics and management. They use all appropriate tools, methods and techniques available to them in order to prevent accidents, illnesses, fires, explosions and other situations that are harmful to people, property and the environment. [2]

OSHP Day recognizes the contributions of these professionals to the safety of workers and workplaces and aims to raise further awareness and pride in the profession. [1]

deccaf
by Platinum Member on May. 8, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Receptionists Day

May 8, 2013 is National Receptionists Day. We created our organization to recognize the valuable contribution receptionists make in business. Receptionists are front line personnel and are responsible for making a positive first impression for the company. Our association provides a community to share ideas and tips, provide motivational suggestions and ways to help generate the respect receptionists deserve.  Receptionists are also the person at the front desk, information desk, concierge, telephone operators, maitre d', and many others who are the first to greet and welcome customers, clients and the public to the company. Their skills are of critical importance in creating and maintaining the image and capabilities that the company has represented in their sales and advertising efforts.


 



Please do not combine our recognition with that for secretaries or administrative assistance unless they serve as the first line of contact for customers and the public. Receptionists are the front line personnel.

deccaf
by Platinum Member on May. 8, 2013 at 10:34 AM

Time of Remembrance & Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War

The Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War (May 8 and May 9) is an annual international day of remembrance designated by Resolution 59/26 of the United Nations General Assembly on November 22, 2004. The resolution urges 'Member States, organizations of the United Nations system, non-governmental organizations and individuals' to pay tribute to the victims of World War II.

It begins on May 8, the anniversary of the date when the World War II Allies accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich.

deccaf
by Platinum Member on May. 8, 2013 at 10:34 AM

V E Day

Victory in Europe Day—known as V-E Day or VE Day—was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 (in Commonwealth countries, 7 May 1945) to mark the date when the World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich, thus ending the war in Europe. The formal surrender of the occupying German forces in the Channel Islands was not until 9 May 1945. On 30 April Hitler committed suicide during the Battle of Berlin, and so the surrender of Germany was authorized by his successor, President of Germany Karl Dönitz. The administration headed by Dönitz was known as the Flensburg government. The act of military surrender was signed on 7 May in Reims, France, and on 8 May in Berlin, Germany.

leahbeah143
by Leah on May. 8, 2013 at 10:35 AM

 

Quoting deccaf:

No Socks Day

If we give up wearing socks for one day, it will mean a little less laundry, thereby contributing to the betterment of the environment. Besides, we will all feel a bit freer, at least for one day.

 lol I celebrate this every day

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