April 3, 2022
On Good Deeds Day, thousands of people around the world 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 on Sunday, April 3. Check out the projects below and sign up to join us for a wonderful day of giving back.
For questions, contact Shauna Leavey.
Registration has now closed. See you on Sunday!
Be a Spring Garden Helper at Freetown Farm
Join Freetown Farm to get the garden ready for spring planting! Projects might include sheet mulching in the market garden, prepping the garden for the growing season, or filling root pouches with soil. Prepare to get your hands dirty! Open to all ages (adult participation required with children).
Create Meal Kits for Howard County Food Bank with non-perishable food items
Making a meal kit is a great way to learn about food insecurity & giving to others in need! Items to be included will be sent via email.
Help restock the Wellness Cart for employees at Howard County General Hospital
Help employees take a snack break at the hospital! Items needed will be sent via email to registered participants.
School Supplies Drive for The Kindness Pantry
Join us in support of The Kindness Pantry. This organization was created to ensure that all of our kids in Howard County elementary schools have the school supplies and snacks for snack time, available at his or her school, in order to thrive and succeed. Everything you donate is delivered directly to the school, making an immediate impact. A list of needed items will be sent by email upon registration.
Casserole Collection for Elizabeth House and Toy Drive for Children’s National Hospital
Make & donate casseroles for those served by Elizabeth House and bring donations for Children’s National Hospital. Casseroles must be frozen before drop off. Guidelines & suggested recipes sent by email upon registration. Children's National Hospital, located in Washington, D.C., accepts donations of brand-new items throughout the year, which provide comfort, offer distractions, and normalize the hospital setting for kids. Their Wish List items will be sent by email upon registration.
Create Personal Care Kits for those helped by Columbia Community Care
Support Columbia Community Care by creating Personal Care Kits for those in need. This local, grassroots organization supports those experiencing food insecurity, and other needs, in Howard County.
Pack Baby Kits for Afghan Alliance of Maryland/Luminus
Help young families who are new immigrants to the area. Create Baby Kits for newborn – 6 month olds, 6-12 month olds, or 1-2 year olds. Items needed will be sent via email to participants.
Create Blessings in a Backpack for students in local schools.
Pack "Blessings in a Backpack" for students at an elementary school in Howard County. These will be sent home over the weekend for students who live with food insecurity. Families will also pack Blessing Bags, which can be taken home and given out to those who are not housed or are otherwise in need. If you'd like to participate without gathering, you may fill bags at home and then drop them off at our site. Email Allyson at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Help remove Invasive Species with Columbia Association Open Space
Participants will assist in removing invasive vines from an area of Columbia Association Open Space. Best for those 10 years and older. Details about the project and what to bring given upon registration. Prepare to get dirty & have fun!
Road Clean Up and Food on the 15th Donations Drive
Help clean up and beautify this stretch of road in the community. Open to ages 7+ (with adult participation). Participants should also bring donations for Food on the 15th.