Good Deeds Day

Let’s Do Good Together! Join JVC in a global movement of Doing Good!

Choose a Project and Register Today!
*More projects are being added regularly  so check back here daily and sign up fast when you find one you like because they fill up fast.

*Projects are listed chronologically*

Volunteer at Beth Tfiloh’s Mitzvah Miles
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Beth Tfiloh – Upper School Field – 3300 Old Court Road
Volunteer at Beth Tfiloh’s annual Mitzvah Miles walk/run! There are a variety of tasks for volunteers to fill, including help with water stations, course cheerleaders, and more!
Spots Remaining: 7 Volunteers
Volunteer Capacity: 20 Volunteers
Volunteer Restrictions: All ages (volunteers under 18 need to be accompanied by an adult)

Help Prepare Senior Homes for Passover
9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Park Heights/Pikesville
Together with CHAI, help Jewish seniors in our community prepare for Passover. Groups of 2-3 volunteers will go out to homes in the Park Heights and Pikesville area and do light housekeeping (cleaning fridges and ovens, and cleaning for Passover). All supplies will be provided.
Spots Remaining: 20 Volunteers
Volunteer Capacity: 30 Volunteers
Volunteer Restrictions: Ages 8+

Young Adults Do Good Deeds Day: Inner Harbor Clean-Up
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Baltimore Marine Center, 2780 Lighthouse Point E, Baltimore, MD 21224
Join Repair the World Baltimore and other local young adults as we lend a hand to clean up the gem of Baltimore – the Inner Harbor! Volunteers will work with the Healthy Harbor Initiative to clean oyster cages, take water quality samples, learn about the strategies that are in place to make the harbor swimmable and fishable by 2020, and take a visit to Professor Trash Wheel! In partnership with IMPACT, Charm City Tribe, Moishe House, Chai Life, BAYITT, and Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity at UMB.
Spots Remaining: 16 Volunteers
Volunteer Capacity: 50 Volunteers
Volunteer Restrictions: Volunteers should be in their 20s and 30s

Create Packages with ShareBaby
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
3000 Chestnut Ave, Suite 104, 21211
Help ShareBaby wrap diapers, sort clothing and create care packages for Baltimore’s neediest babies and young children.
Spots Remaining: 3 Volunteers
Volunteer Capacity: 20 Volunteers
Volunteer Restrictions: Volunteers as young as 6 years old are welcome if accompanied by their parents.

Clean-up with Living Classrooms
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
East Harbor Campus – 802 S. Caroline Street, 21231
Volunteer will help Living Classrooms in their wetlands (the only living wetlands on the harbor) to collect trash brought in through the Harbor. Volunteers may also be working in the gardens (weeding, planting, raking).
Spots Remaining: 18 Volunteers
Volunteer Capacity: 20 Volunteers
Volunteer Restrictions: Volunteers should be old enough to handle cleaning tools.

Knit-In at the Park Heights JCC
10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Weinberg Park Heights JCC, 5708 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore 21215
Whether you want to learn how to knit OR you’re already a master, join us as we socialize and knit for a cause. Help us stock up on hand-knit scarves and hats that are donated to vulnerable populations during JVC’s next Mitzvah Day. Skilled knitters will be on-hand for instruction.
Spots Remaining: 25 Volunteers
Volunteer Capacity: 30 Volunteers
Volunteer Restrictions: We encourage you to bring your own yarn and needles and we’ll have materials for those who don’t.

Create Movie Night Kits with Bolton Street Synagogue
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Bolton Street Synagogue, 212 West Cold Spring Lane, 21210
Join Bolton Street Synagogue and create at-home movie night kits for critically ill children from the Casey Cares Foundation. If you are inclined, please bring movie theater and pizza gift cards, movie theater candy, bags of popcorn, and new pairs of pajamas to help make the kits.
Spots Remaining: 13 Volunteers
Volunteer Capacity: 15 Volunteers

Mitzvah Projects at the Soul Center
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
8101 Park Heights Avenue, 21208
Join the Soul Center and make body scrub for women in shelters and domestic violence programs. You are welcome to join Torah Yoga starting at 9:30 a.m. immediately preceding the mitzvah project.  Yoga costs $10/person, the mitzvah project is free. To register for the yoga, click here.
Spots Remaining: 5 Volunteers
Volunteer Capacity: 20 Volunteers
Volunteer Restrictions: Volunteers should be 8+, Yoga class is for adults only.

Spreading Cheer with Joseph Richey Hospice Center
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
838 N Eutaw St,  21201
Volunteers will be decorating cookies and spreading cheer to the patients and families at Joseph Richey Hospice Center in downtown Baltimore.
Spots Remaining: 10 Volunteers
Volunteer Capacity: 10 Volunteers

Weinberg Park Assisted Living – Serve Lunch!
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
5833 Park Heights Avenue, 21215
Volunteers will help serve and clean up meals and socialize with the residents of Weinberg Park Assisted Living.
Spots Remaining: 2
Volunteer Capacity: 4 Volunteers
Volunteer Restricitions: Age 14+

Park Clean-up at Middle Branch Park
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
3301 Waterview Ave, Baltimore 21230
Volunteers will pick up trash and remove debris at Middle Branch Park, 1 mile south of the Inner Harbor, in partnership with Baltimore City Parks and Recreation. Please wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather, and bring a water bottle. Tools and materials, including gloves will be provided (or you can bring your own!).
Spots Remaining: 15 Volunteers
Volunteer Capacity: 50 Volunteers
Volunteer Restrictions: All ages welcome!

Bingo at Woodholme Gardens – FULL
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
1700 Woodholme Ave, 21208
Volunteers will play bingo and spend time visiting with the residents of Woodholme Gardens.  All ages welcome!
Spots Remaining: 0 Volunteers
Volunteer Capacity: 10 Volunteers

Teens Learn and Volunteer at J-Serve
4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Owings Mills JCC: 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue
Join other teens from Baltimore in doing good and having fun! Register here.
Volunteer Capacity: The More the Merrier!
Volunteer Restrictions: Volunteers should be in 6th-12th grade

Good Deeds Day to Go

Tight schedule but still want to do something Good? Register for “Good Deeds Day to Go”! We will give you service project ideas, instructions, and places to give. Plan your own small project for your next gathering, sports event, or celebration. Register for more information or contact JVC to learn more!

Pre-Passover Food Drive – You can drop off sealed goods in the Chapel Lobby of Chizuk Amuno (8100 Stevenson Road). Note: Matzah products will not be accepted.

 

Thank you to our
GOOD DEEDS DAY 2017 PARTNERS

Brown Advisory
JMORE

Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity at UMB
BAYITT
Beth Am
Beth El
Beth Tfiloh
Bolton Street Synagogue
CHAI
Chai Life
Charm City Tribe
Clever Kids Foundation
Goucher College Hillel
IMPACT
Jewish Cemetery Association
Jewish Community Services
Moishe House
Operation Mitzvah Mission at Beth Israel and Har Sinai
PJ Library
Temple Oheb Shalom

2017 Good Deeds Day Sponsors:

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Alex Ade 410-843-7478 or aade@associated.org