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.


Landscaping Projects

What: Work on landscaping projects to help beautify the grounds at Howard Community College

Where: Howard Community College5650 Faculty Drive, Columbia, MD 21044 (old part of East Parking Garage)

When: 2:00-5:00 pm

Who: Ages 7+

Register for HCC Sustainability





Family Activities

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.

Register for Bet Yeladim




Tech Cafe

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.


Make HUGS with PJ Library and Project Linus

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)

Register to make HUGS with PJ Library

Red Cross Blood Drive

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

Register for the Red Cross Blood Drive

Playground Construction

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+

Register to help set up a new nature playground


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

WhoThis event is open to any Jewish teen in Howard County in 6th-12th grade.

Register for one of three J-Serve locations.



Charity's Closet

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

When12:00-3:00 pm (Volunteers welcome for any amount of time during this time frame.)

Who: This site is for women only.

Register for Success in Style


Find out more about the international Good Deeds Day movement.



Sponsored By