November 5th, 2010
10:49 AM ET

iReport #BeAHero challenge: Fall back, give back

Editor's Note: Learn about the top 10 CNN Heroes of 2010 and vote for the CNN Hero of the Year at

The clock gets rolled back an hour on Sunday for most of the United States and Canada with the end of daylight saving time.

If you’re like most of us, you’ll spend the extra hour on your pillow.

Here’s another idea: Use that hour to do something good.

It may not sound like much, but giving just an hour of your time can make a real difference in the world, whether it’s picking up trash at your local park, registering participants in a charity walk, volunteering at your child’s school or knitting a cap for a cancer patient.

Your challenge: Make a plan to volunteer one hour this month. Check out and for opportunities in your area.

You don't even have to leave your house. Visit the United Nation's Online Volunteering program to learn how you can share your skills from a computer anywhere in the world.

Let us know what you’re planning to do in the comments below, or share your experience on iReport.

soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Cesar

    I'll be a hero for an hour. I'll stay in bed an hour longer and stay out of people's way.

    November 5, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  2. kellen


    November 5, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Tony

    You know, I really, really, really hate sanctimonious crap like this article.

    November 5, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Annelisa

    I will still be collecting Peaceglobes for Mimi Lenox, founder of "Blogblast for Peace" (or "Dona Nobis Pacem" = Grant Us Peace) day, which just took place on Thursday 4th November! This year there has been sooo many (do a google image search for Dona Nobis Pacem and you will see all the blue Peacglobes!) it will take all year to find them all! 😀

    November 6, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  5. Burton Danet, Ph.D.

    There are not enough hours in the day to do all that I would like as Co-Founder of A Better Community For All (ABC4All). So the extra hour will be spent continuing to prepare for the FOREVER Campaign for Global Humanitarian Relief (FCGHR). To get ready here's the Facebook page to like!

    COORDINATE all info:

    11/11/10: 1hour PREVIEW

    Then: A 24=hour kickoff in all time zones

    Then: Monthly webcasts

    GOAL: Remember 2 Remember and never forget countries like Haiti suffering so much and in so many ways worse off now than after the earthquake, especially with the recent storm and the cholera outbreak. A long time ago I recommended EVACUATION to other parts of the world till a humane infrastructure can be built, like thousands were relocated in US after Hurricane Katrina. An iReport was filed on this early in the year!

    November 7, 2010 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
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