Sunday, April 2, 2017
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.
What: Work on landscaping projects to help beautify the grounds at Howard Community College
Where: Howard Community College: 5650 Faculty Drive, Columbia, MD 21044 (old part of East Parking Garage)
When: 2:00-5:00 pm
Who: Ages 7+
What: Make homemade playdough and letter and number placemats for an inner city kindergarten class, decorate challah covers for Loaves of Love and make candy bags for Hearts and Homes for Youth!
Where: Bet Yeladim: 8910 Old Annapolis Road, Columbia
When: 10:00-11:30 am
Who: This site is for families with pre-school age children.
What: Learn how to use your electronic devices from the experts-teens!
Where: Howard County Savage Branch Library, Einstein Room
When: 2:30-4:45 pm
Adults can sign up here. Teen volunteers can sign up here.
What: Make blankets and get-well cards for children at local hospitals. Hear a PJ Library book about DOING GOOD!
Where: Temple Isaiah, 12200 Scaggsville Rd, Fulton
When: 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Who: Families with kids in grades K-3 (older siblings welcome)
What: Donate blood and save a life! OR Take a shift to help out at the dirve.
Where: Temple Isaiah: 12200 Scaggsville Rd, Fulton
When: Donate blood from 8:30 am-2:00 pm. Helping shifts run 8:00-11:45 am and 11:30-3:15 pm.
Who: Ages 18+ for blood donations
What: Two different shifts setting up furniture and painting an apartment for two women with disabilities.
Where: Downtown Columbia
When: Two shifts: 9:00 am-1:00 pm and 1:00-5:00 pm
Who: There is a minimum age of 12 (with parent) to volunteer at this site.
What: J-SERVE Howard County is the premier tikkun olam experience for Jewish teens in Howard County. Join over 100 Jewish teens as we do hand-on work in the Howard County community.
Where: Locations TBD
When: 2:30-8:00 pm
Who: This event is open to any Jewish teen in Howard County in 6th-12th grade.
What: Help sort and label clothes for Success in Style: Providing Suits--Changing Lives
Where: Charity's Closet in Savage Mill: 8600 Foundry Street, Savage
When: 12:00-3:00 pm (Volunteers welcome for any amount of time during this time frame.)
Who: This site is for women only.
What: Build a fence and set up equipment for a new nature playground
Where: Lubavitch Center of Howard County, 770 Howes Lane
When: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Who: Ages 10+