Hey all you do-gooders out there, this one is for you. Sunday, March 10th is Good Deeds Day – 24 hours straight devoted to making the world a better place, with good deeds big and small.
Founded in 2007 by Shari Arison, an Israeli businesswoman, philanthropist, and catalyst for positive change, Good Deeds Day is celebrated by 30 countries around the world. Last year, more than 250,000 people joined together in Israel and worldwide to organize service projects from volunteering with senior citizens, cleaning up beaches and park, and renovating local community centers. And the movement is growing.
If you live in the Washington DC area, you can join the University of Maryland Hillel in their celebration of Good Deeds Day. They have a jam-packed day planned including a phone-a-thon for Hillel, an environmental garden group activity (where they’ll make raised beds, build a fence, and begin seeding and planting), a panel on homelessness, a 5k run in Baltimore to benefit Yahel, and more! Find out more info on their Facebook event page.
If you live elsewhere, check out founder Shari Arison talking about last year’s Good Deeds Day below. Then, plug in to find out how you can be a part of the good deeds movement in your neighborhood!