Global Family Programs
Collaborate • Promise • Gather • Give • Celebrate
Globalfamily Day is an international day of peace and sharing celebrated every January 1 by the citizens of the world. It is a day where individuals and families share food with friends (especially the needy), make personal pledges of nonviolence, and spread a message of peace and sharing by ringing a bells or beating a drum in hopes of making society and the world a safer place to live.
Co-founded by author Linda Grover and Congressman John Conyers, Jr. link (chief sponsor of the Martin Luther King holiday link), Globalfamily Day has twice received the unanimous support of the U.S. Congress (S. Con. Res. 138, S. Res. 582, H. Con. Res. 317), the UN General Assembly (Resolutions 54/29 and 56/2), thirty-plus sitting heads of state and ambassadors representing more than 2/3 of the worlds population.
Our mission is to unite, inform, motivate, and connect people, institutions, and governments of the world through the celebration of this day of peace and sharing every January 1 and related year round programs.