***Good Deeds Day has now been cancelled. We look forward to bringing the program back to Howard County next year.***


March 29, 2020

On Good Deeds Day, hundreds of thousands 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. For questions, contact Shauna Leavey

Choose from these 10 Good Deeds Day sites!

Happy Helpers for the Homeless

Where: Our Daily Bread

When: 1:30-3:45 pm

What: Distribute pre-made lunches, clothing, and other necessities. Feel free to donate toiletries and gently-used clothes, towels, sheets, and blankets.

Who: Ages 7+; all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Kindness Kits

Where: Columbia Corporate Park 100

When: 2:30-3:30 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: Adults and children 6+ accompanied by an adult

ReStore Columbia

Where: ReStore (Habitat for Humanity) store

When: 10:00 am-2:00 pm

What: Help price, sort, and shelve donated items on the sales floor. Greet customers and help load and unload trucks. 

Who: Ages 14+. Children 14-15 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Health Kits for the Homebound

Where: Temple Isaiah

When: 2:00-3:00 pm

What: Make health kits with toiletries for homebound clients of Meals on Wheels.

Who: All ages

Success in Style

Where: Success in Style at Savage Mill
When: 2:00-4:00 pm
What: Sort, hang, and label clothes for an organization that assists those who want to gain independence through employment. Please also donate business attire, clothes, accessories, and shoes in bags. 
Who: Adults 18+

Road Cleanup: Oseh Shalom

Where: Oseh Shalom

When: 9:15 am

What: Help clean a stretch of road near Oseh Shalom. Please wear bright colors. 

Who: Adults and children 10+

Road Cleanup: Grace Drive

Where: Grace Drive

When: 10:00 am

What: Help clean Grace Drive in Columbia. Meet at the parking lot just off Cedar Lane. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a pair of gloves. Garbage bags, water, and snacks provided. 

Who: Adults and children 10+

Planting Party at Arbor Terrace

Where: Arbor Terrace Senior Living
When: 3:30-4:30 pm
What: Join Bet Yeladim Preschool and PJ Library to visit with residents, help decorate flowerpots, and plant flowers to leave with residents and brighten their rooms.
Who: Children up to age 8 and their grown-ups

Lunches for Grassroots

Where: Federation Office

When: 2:00 pm

What: Make bagged lunches for clients of Grassroots. Sandwhiches will be provided by Sol Levinson and volunteers will be asked to contribute side food items.

Who: Ages 12+


Red Cross Blood Drive

Where: Temple Isaiah
When: Time TBA
What: Donate blood to save a life! 
Who: Adults and teens 16-17 with parental permission

Good Deeds Day Committee

Rebecca Cohen, Barbara Frederick, Allyson Glassband, Vicki Harvey, Nicholas Lamanna, Shauna Leavey, Eric McCormick, Rachael Simon, Allison Weil

Jewish Federation of Howard County

FED Partner Sponsor

FED Partner Sponsor