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. Registration is now closed. 

For more information, contact Shauna Leavey

Scroll down for more details about Good Deeds Day sites!

Where: Tiber Hudson

When: 2:00-4:00 pm

What: Set up a mini grocery store for seniors and help them bring their groceries back to their apartments. Volunteers are asked to bring a food donation and will receive more information once signed-up.

Who: Ages 10+; all children must have adult supervision

Where: Temple Isaiah

When: 8:30 am-2:30 pm

What: Donate blood to save a life

Who: Adults and those 16-17 with parental permission

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. Please bring donations of clothes, accessories, shoes, and for men and women--in bags, no hangers.

Who: Adults 18+

Where: Small Miracles Rescue Shelter

When: 9:00-11:30 am

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

Where: Oakland Mills Interfaith Center

When: 2:30-4:00 pm

What: Make food bags for children from low-income homes and toiletry bags for the homeless. Each volunteer is asked to bring five pieces of fresh fruit. 

Who: 6-12 year-olds with adult supervision

Where: Lorien Health Center

When: 1:30-2:30 pm

What: Join Bet Yeladim and PJ Library in Howard County to create spring projects with seniors at an assisted living facility. Please bring a small planting container or small pot to use for the craft. 

Who: Families with pre-school age children

Where: Heartlands Village

When: 2:00-3:00 pm

What: Interact with residents, play bingo, and enjoy the company of new friends!

Who: Children in 2nd-5th grades, accompanied by an adult

Where: Build-A-Bear at Columbia Mall

When: 9:30 am

What: Build these famous toys, which will be donated to children in the hospital. Volunteers are asked to bring a donation of $5 per person. 

Who: Young adults, ages 18-30

Where: Columbia Jewish  Congregation
When: 2:00-4:00 pm
What: Teens will participate in a number of service projects to benefit members of the community, including new immigrants.
Who: All teens in 8th-12th grades are invited!

Questions? Contact Melissa Goldberg

Good Deeds Day Committee

Becca Cohen, Barbara Frederick,  Rahel Gans, Lisa Gerber, Allyson Glassband, Vicki Harvey, Douglas Kandl, Nick Lamanna,  Eric McCormick, Rebecca Randle, Rachael Simon, & Hedy Tanenholtz




Find out more about the international Good Deeds Day movement.