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.

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)


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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.

"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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