What is Givember?

Created in 2015 in Dumfries and Galloway, Givember is an annual non-profit give back movement to encourage acts of kindness across the region throughout November and December to directly oppose the approaching commercialism and debt trap of Black Friday and Christmas.

Givember is about giving in alternative, non-financial ways that everyone can get involved with. For example; giving back to the environment, the community, and even small random acts of kindness. By looking after each other and the world around us we hope to cloud the month in a sparkling ray of happiness.

Use the hashtag and join in with the Givember Movement!


"No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted."



Beach Clean – A few Guidelines

Beach Clean – A few Guidelines

We want you to enjoy your walk and hope that you gain a sense of achievement, but please read the following points carefully: Check the tide time and height of the tide as this may affect your walk. You can do that here. If possible use a litter picker (available from the RSPB office) and gloves.…

Whitesands Fireworks Show 8th November

Whitesands Fireworks Show 8th November

The People’s Project have teamed up with Devorgilla Rotary club to provide a free fireworks show on the Whitesands in Dumfries on the 8th of November at 6pm as part of Givember. Although the event is free, donations will be gratefully received for Cash for Kids and other local charities.  

Region Wide Beach Clean

Region Wide Beach Clean

The People’s Project are presently consulting with Armstrong Waste Management Ltd to have a number of pick up points for rubbish cleaned off local beaches throughout November in Dumfries and Galloway. The idea is for local people to get out and about and take part in a beach clean – getting some fresh air and exercise…

Get Involved

What you can do to Give Back

We’ve got you covered with many different ways you can contribute to giving back this November. You’re welcome to do as much or as little as you wish.

We’ve compiled a few ideas to get you started spreading the kindness, from saying good morning to a passerby to cleaning a local beach, it’s easy to get involved with the Givember Movement.

Give a compliment
Write a thank you note
Hold the door open
Help carry someone’s shopping
Beach clean
Phone a friend
Check on a neighbour
Thank a teacher/nurse/police officer/paramedic/firefighter etc.
Help someone have a nicer day

"Happiness is only real when shared"



27th november 2015

The world needs all the kindness we can give, this Friday join the movement.
Give Back Friday is a day to celebrate all the kindness and giving created and spread throughout Givember, to directly challenge the commercialism of Black Friday.

Let’s spread the happiness!

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Use the hashtags #Givember and #GiveBackFriday on social media to pledge your act of kindness.


We'd love to hear from you...

Made up your own give back mission? Tell us, we'd love to hear about it! All ideas and contributions to this mass kindness campaign are fantastic and we know is making the world a happier place.

    Behind Givember

    “Givember” allows everyone to get involved –  as we all have something to offer!

    The People's Project

    There is a well known saying: “Nobody can do everything, – but everyone can do something”

    The People’s Project recognises this fact and asks you to embrace that philosophy in an effort to improve the quality of life for every person living locally.

    Zoë Bestel

    Zoë Bestel is an award winning 18 year old nu-folk singer songwriter and musician based in Dumfries and Galloway. Approached by The People’s Project to be involved in Givember, to help kickstart the movement and create the website.