Good Deeds Day

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Good Deeds Day is an international celebration of doing good!

Each year, we spend the day focusing on projects assisting various community organizations, non-profits and religious institutions throughout the city.

Last year, we took it to a new level.

Due to the past success of Good Deeds Day within the Jewish community, in 2017 we partnered with almost 40 different neighborhood associations, religious institutions, and non-profit organizations to have over 580 volunteers all across Pittsburgh on April 2nd!

All over the world, millions of people choose to volunteer together and help others, putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively change the world. This is a global day that unites people from over 95 countries to do good deeds for the benefit of others and the planet.

Since its launch in 2007, this annual tradition of good has attracted an ever expanding number of participants and four years ago, Pittsburgh was invited to participate.  The Jewish Federation Volunteer Center became the central agency organizing the event, with hundreds of community members spending their day volunteering. In 2017, 2.5 million people volunteered in 95 countries worldwide. Organizations and communities can put into practice the simple idea that every person can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively change the world.

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