Israel celebrates 10th-annual 'Good Deeds Day'

More than 1.3 million Israelis took part Tuesday in more than 14,000 projects throughout the country to mark the day.

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March 15, 2016 22:03
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Electra employees plant a garden at a mental health center in Rishon Lezion. (photo credit: ELI DASSA)

More than 1.3 million Israelis took part Tuesday in more than 14,000 projects throughout the country to mark the tenth annual Good Deeds Day, a project encouraging people to volunteer and give back to the community.

The day, initiated by Ruach Tova (‘Good Spirit’), a nonprofit organization that is part of the Ted Arison Family Foundation, saw schools and youth groups, businesses, soldiers and students give back some four million hours of volunteering.

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"Every year we are amazed at the creativity and ideas people have, and the goal here is to create a critical mass of goodness that will bring about positive change in the world. Our experience shows that many of those who join Good Deeds Day continue to volunteer all year-round, embracing volunteering as part of their lives," businesswoman and philanthropist Shari Arison said.


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