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

Make a Difference for our Community this Good Deeds Week!

This April 7th – 14th, 2024, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Sara & Samuel J. Lessand 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 in our region.

Good Deeds Week 2024 Projects

Look at what we accomplished together in 2023!

1,500+ volunteers participated

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70+ projects completed

17 projects to support refugees completed

1,200+ lbs. of food collected and donated

1,200+ meals prepared

For more information, please contact [email protected].

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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