Good Deeds Day (April 15) is a global day that unites people from 100 countries to do good deeds for the benefit of others and the planet. Since 2007, millions of people from thousands of organizations and businesses join together every year to volunteer.
This year, the Jewish Federation of Howard County, Maryland, partnered with organizations that serve vulnerable populations, tackle important health issues, and engage in other acts of tikkun olam (repairing the world). Volunteers of all ages registered for programming at sites throughout the community.
At Temple Isaiah in Columbia, Maryland, for instance, volunteers engaged in hands-on projects related to cancer research and awareness, sewed fleece blankets for young hospital patients (with aptly-named Project Linus) or paracord bracelets for military personnel, or donated blood to The Red Cross.
By Kol HaBirah Staff