Good Deeds Day is an annual celebration of doing Good Deeds, ( http://gdd.goodnet.org/) and is coming up on Sunday, March 15th! Launched in the U.S. in 2013, Good Deeds Day has taken off with over 50 countries participating including Mexico, Panama, Chile, Argentina, France, Germany, Switzerland, Britain, Denmark, Finland, Portugal, Israel, Hungary, Ukraine, South Africa and Singapore. All over the world, hundreds of thousands choose to volunteer and help others, putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively change the world.
Initiated by American-Israeli businesswoman and philanthropist, Shari Arison, owner of Arison Group, Good Deeds Day was first launched in Israel in 2007, and is a realization of the Arison Group Doing Good is Good Business vision. Shari’s son, David Arison, the VP of Global Business Relations at Miya, Arison Investments global water company, is carrying on his mother’s legacy and work.
GDD- NYC March15
St. Paul Community Baptist Church, 859 Hendrix Street, Brooklyn, NY
Community service expo (writing cards to homebound senior citizens, women dealing with cancer, and hospitalized children) Painting community center, serving at Soup Kitchen.
Habitat for Humanity NYC, Habitat NYC- 178-25 93rd Ave Jamaica, Queens, NY
The IAC Dor Chadash and Habitat for Humanity NYC will host volunteers to rehabilitate a single-family home in Jamaica, Queens formerly owned by the New York City Housing Authority and sold to Habitat for $1 each. Volunteers will build side by side with Habitat NYC family partners and AmeriCorps youth leaders to help revitalize this neighborhood and give families a chance at a better future in a new Habitat home.
Meeting with the CEO (Alex)
Hagiga Ivrit event, Stefen Wise Free Synagogue- 30 W 68th St, New York, NY
As part of the celebration of classic Hebrew books there will be the station of the giving tree, which in fact will be the Good Deeds Day station. From the tree will be hanging greeting cards with GDD logo that will be decorated and beautified. The card will be addressed to seniors (through an organizations called DOROT) and soldiers in Israel.
Scouts (Zofim), 1395 Lexington Ave, New York NY 10128
Making care packages for homeless shelter of the upper west side.