The Governor’s Day to Serve is a regional and interdenominational collaboration between Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and
the District of Columbia. Last year, over 40,000 volunteers completed 140,000 hours of service across 1,300 events throughout the region. Volunteers collected and donated over 950,000 lbs of food – roughly 800,000 meals – to food banks, food kitchens and pantries throughout the area. Volunteers also collected 12,000 bags of trash and planted 1,600 trees. Again, we heard incredible stories of people engaging in service that had not in the past, or engaging in service with a group whom they did not previously know.
This year’s Day to Serve events will run from September 11-September 28, 2014 and have many opportunities to get involved! Jewish Volunteer Connection is collaborating on a number of Day to Serve projects in the Baltimore Jewish Community. For more information about Day to Serve 2014 and to see a full listing of all programs and organizations involved this year, please visit http://daytoserve.org.