Thursday, July 21, is National Be Someone Day, a day founded by Project Harmony ( to help end child abuse and bring communities together through education and awareness. National Be Someone Day challenges each of us to take 10 seconds to make a difference in the life of a child.

What can be done in ten seconds? We can order a cup of coffee or water a plant. We can hear or tell a bad joke. We can change our minds and, after doing so, say a prayer of thanks. When we walk into a room, in that time, we can register the pain in someone’s eyes and begin to provide comfort. We can praise and honor someone who deserves it.

“At Project Harmony, we believe that all children are someone,” said Senior Director of Communications Angela Roeber. “And, all adults can be someone to a child. All it takes is the commitment to stop the cycle of child abuse. On National Be Someone Day, take the pledge to be the person to make a difference in a child’s life. Most importantly, be someone prepared to report when a child trusts you enough to tell you they’ve been hurt.”

The community can observe National Be Someone Day by dropping off a donation at Project Harmony between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., taking the pledge at, or using the hashtag #BeSomeoneDay to spread awareness on social media.

To learn more about Project Harmony, visit