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 to improve the lives of others and positively change the world.

Help us build a better future in Howard County with a day of tikkun olam.

Good Deeds Day is April 7, 2019. More information will be coming in 2019!

View some of the 2018 Good Deeds Day sites below:

Packing Party

Where: Bet Yeladim Preschool

When: 10:00 am-12:00 pm

What: Pack bags to donate to Comfort Cases for children in foster care. Bet Yeladim is also accepting donations for Comfort Cases (infant – 9 years old) in the front entryway of the building.

Who: Families with pre-school age children

Red Cross Blood Drive

Where: Temple Isaiah

When: 9:00 am-2:30 pm

What: Donate blood to save a life

Who: Adults and those 16-17 with parental permission

Playground Maintenance & Classroom Painting

Where: Lubavitch Center of Howard County

When: 12:00-3:00 pm

What: Clean up the playground we built last year and paint a preschool classroom

Who: All ages


Animal Shelter

Where: Small Miracles Rescue (10236 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City)

When: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

What: Care for animals and walk dogs at the animal shelter. Also accepting donations of donut-style cat beds, cat toys, and Petco, Walmart, or Target gift cards.

Who: Ages 18+ -- must be able to control a dog on a leash

Cancer Research & Awareness 

Where: Temple Isaiah

When: 6:00-8:00 pm

What: Hands-on projects related to cancer research and awareness, with keynote speakers from cancer organizations 

Who: Teens in grades 6-12

On-site Food Pantry

Where: Park View at Snowden River

When: 2:00-4:00 pm

What: Help seniors shop in the “store” and unload groceries in their apartments. Volunteers are asked to bring donations of canned fruit to the site.

Who: No minimum age, but all children must have adult supervision

Sorting & Labeling Clothing

Where: Success in Style at Savage Mill

When: 1:00-2:30 pm or 2:30-4:00 pm

What: Sort, hang, tag, and label clothing for an organization that assists men and women who want to gain independence through employment

Who: Ages 14+ but best fit for adults 18+

Blessings in a Backpack & Blessings Bags

Where: Oakland Mills Interfaith Center

When: 1:30-3:00 pm

What: Make food bags for children from low-income homes and toiletry bags for the homeless

Who: All ages, but ideal for 5-12 year olds

Project Linus & Operation Gratitude

Where: Temple Isaiah

When: 1:15-3:15 pm

What: Make no-sew fleece blankets for children in the hospital and paracord bracelets for military personnel

Who: Families with children 6-11 years old



Find out more about the international Good Deeds Day movement.