Federation’s Sara & Samuel J. Lessans Good Deeds Week

Make a Difference for our Community this Good Deeds Week!

This March 26th – April 2nd, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Sara & Samuel J. Lessans Good Deeds Week will once again bring together 60+ community partners and thousands of participants across DC, MD, and Northern VA to address pressing needs across our region.

Explore the many ways in which you can do good and care for others, including helping refugee families build a new life, filling the shelves of local food pantries, cleaning up waterways and community gardens, gathering supplies for unhoused individuals, and more.

Explore the table below to find your ideal volunteer opportunity!

If you are interested in providing volunteer opportunities for the community and would like to become a Good Deeds Week partner, please contact [email protected].

Look at what we accomplished together in 2022!

1,000+ volunteers participated

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40 projects completed

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950+ cans of food collected

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31,971 meals/kits made and donated

Federation’s Good Deeds Week is made possible by Drs. Ellen & Stuart Lessans, in loving memory of Sara & Samuel J. Lessans.

Did you know? As a Greater Washington community member, you are part of the largest Good Deeds Day community partner in North America.

What is Good Deeds Day? Good Deeds Day is an annual, international celebration of Doing Good! Join more than two million volunteers around the world for this day of service. Roll up your sleeves and make an impact through a variety of hands-on volunteer projects.

What types of service projects can I take part in? Whether you want to dance the day away with senior citizens, prepare and serve lunch to the homeless, help unite dogs with their forever homes or even help clean up a local park, your perfect project awaits. Let’s show the international Jewish community Greater Washington’s passion for social action!

 What’s the history behind Good Deeds Day? Businesswoman and philanthropist Shari Arison conceptualized the idea for Good Deeds Day, and launched it in 2007 by Ruach Tova (“Good Spirit” in Hebrew), the leading organization in the field of volunteering in Israel. Good Deeds Day celebrates the value and importance of giving back to the community we live in.

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Need Support? Call 703-J-CARING: The Jewish Community Support Line
Call (703) J-CARING (703-522-7464) to connect with a professional ready to assist you. Serving residents of DC, MD, and Northern VA, support is available Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. All calls are confidential. Federation, JSSA, and our network of human service organizations are here for you.