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JFS Community Connections: 2019 Good Deeds Day

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Good Deeds Day is an annual tradition of good deeds. 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, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively change the world.

The Raleigh-Cary community has been participating in Good Deeds Day since 2013. JFS plans and coordinates projects for the entire community to take part in. In 2018, over 460 volunteers from the Raleigh-Cary Jewish community participated in 20 projects to better the Triangle community.

Ready to sign up for a project? Choose your way to do good!

Click the links to sign up- there are limited spaces for each project! More projects are added daily!

** We have a limited amount of Good Deeds Day shirts- if you have one from a previous year, please wear it on Good Deeds Day!

Passover Food Collection - Support families in our community with Passover foods. Specific items are needed and can be brought to several locations.   CHECK OUT THE ITEMS NEEDED .  Drop off items at: Raleigh-Cary JFS (between 4/1-5 only),  Raleigh- Cary JCC  (on 4/7 only),  Beth Meyer Synagogue  (between 4/1-5 only) or  Beth Shalom  (on 4/7 only)

Passover Food Collection- Support families in our community with Passover foods. Specific items are needed and can be brought to several locations. CHECK OUT THE ITEMS NEEDED. Drop off items at: Raleigh-Cary JFS (between 4/1-5 only), Raleigh- Cary JCC (on 4/7 only), Beth Meyer Synagogue (between 4/1-5 only) or Beth Shalom (on 4/7 only)

Collection for Healing Transitions of Wake County-  Help us support our local recovery organization,  Healing Transitions of Wake County  by donating needed items for their residential detox program and shelter.   CHECK OUT THE ITEMS NEEDED.   Items can be dropped off at Raleigh-Cary JFS (between 4/1-5 only),  Raleigh- Cary JCC  (on 4/7 only), or  Beth Shalom  (on 4/7 only)

Collection for Healing Transitions of Wake County- Help us support our local recovery organization, Healing Transitions of Wake County by donating needed items for their residential detox program and shelter. CHECK OUT THE ITEMS NEEDED. Items can be dropped off at Raleigh-Cary JFS (between 4/1-5 only), Raleigh- Cary JCC (on 4/7 only), or Beth Shalom (on 4/7 only)

Paint Art Panels for the Haven House-  2:00-4:00pm- Local Artists Wanted! Join us for the Paint Art Panels for  Haven House  for Good Deeds Day! Volunteers will work in teams to decorate wooden panels with artistic images using non-washable acrylic paint. The panels will be hung on the fence at the entrance of Haven House to create a welcoming atmosphere for families coming to our office. Ages 10 and older.   SIGN UP FOR THIS PROJECT.

Paint Art Panels for the Haven House- 2:00-4:00pm- Local Artists Wanted! Join us for the Paint Art Panels for Haven House for Good Deeds Day! Volunteers will work in teams to decorate wooden panels with artistic images using non-washable acrylic paint. The panels will be hung on the fence at the entrance of Haven House to create a welcoming atmosphere for families coming to our office. Ages 10 and older. SIGN UP FOR THIS PROJECT.

Sunday Soup Kitchen-  10:45am-1:00pm- Help in  the New Bern House's  Sunday Soup Kitchen and Clothing Distribution Area! This is an all ages activity! Raleigh's New Bern House serves families in need, providing food and clothing Sunday mornings. Volunteers are needed to help in the soup kitchen and to help distribute clothing (donations welcome!). All ages are welcome.   SIGN UP FOR THIS PROJECT.

Sunday Soup Kitchen- 10:45am-1:00pm- Help in the New Bern House's Sunday Soup Kitchen and Clothing Distribution Area! This is an all ages activity! Raleigh's New Bern House serves families in need, providing food and clothing Sunday mornings. Volunteers are needed to help in the soup kitchen and to help distribute clothing (donations welcome!). All ages are welcome. SIGN UP FOR THIS PROJECT.

Red Cross Blood Drive at Beth Meyer Synagogue-  9:00am-1:30pm. Donate Blood, Save a life! For Appointments and more information please visit  The Red Cross Website  and enter "Beth Meyer" in the red "Find a Blood Drive." Section. Anyone interested in volunteering for Registration/Canteen can contact   bethmeyerblood@gmail.com

Red Cross Blood Drive at Beth Meyer Synagogue- 9:00am-1:30pm. Donate Blood, Save a life! For Appointments and more information please visit The Red Cross Website and enter "Beth Meyer" in the red "Find a Blood Drive." Section. Anyone interested in volunteering for Registration/Canteen can contact bethmeyerblood@gmail.com

Beth Meyer Beautification by Cub Scout Troop Pack 390-  3:00-5:00pm. Cub Scout Troop Pack 390 will be beautifying Beth Meyer’s campus on-site! This project will be held at the Beth Meyer and is for Cub Scout Troop Pack 390 only. To sign up, email-   hellenicjew@gmail.com

Beth Meyer Beautification by Cub Scout Troop Pack 390- 3:00-5:00pm. Cub Scout Troop Pack 390 will be beautifying Beth Meyer’s campus on-site! This project will be held at the Beth Meyer and is for Cub Scout Troop Pack 390 only. To sign up, email- hellenicjew@gmail.com

Passover cards with PJ Library-  2:00-4:00pm. PJ Library families support our community this Passover by creating cards and for Jewish families experiencing food insecurity. This project will be held at the Raleigh-Cary JCC and is for PJ Library families only. To sign up, email   Tina Schultz.

Passover cards with PJ Library- 2:00-4:00pm. PJ Library families support our community this Passover by creating cards and for Jewish families experiencing food insecurity. This project will be held at the Raleigh-Cary JCC and is for PJ Library families only. To sign up, email Tina Schultz.

J-Rays support Project Linus-  1:00-3:00pm. The JCC J-Rays Swim Team supports  Project Linus  for Good Deeds Day by making blankets for local children in need. This project will be held at the Raleigh-Cary JCC and is for J-Rays families only. J-Rays families can     SIGN UP HERE.

J-Rays support Project Linus- 1:00-3:00pm. The JCC J-Rays Swim Team supports Project Linus for Good Deeds Day by making blankets for local children in need. This project will be held at the Raleigh-Cary JCC and is for J-Rays families only. J-Rays families can SIGN UP HERE.

Neighborhood cleanup and lunch at The Islamic Center of Raleigh-  11:00am-2:00pm- Join fellow community members and team up with  ICNA Relief NC  at  The Islamic Center of Raleigh  for a beautification activity! All are welcome to stay and enjoy lunch and all ages are welcome! Please wear closed toe shoes and bring rakes and gloves. Waivers will be on site.   SIGN UP FOR THIS PROJECT.

Neighborhood cleanup and lunch at The Islamic Center of Raleigh- 11:00am-2:00pm- Join fellow community members and team up with ICNA Relief NC at The Islamic Center of Raleigh for a beautification activity! All are welcome to stay and enjoy lunch and all ages are welcome! Please wear closed toe shoes and bring rakes and gloves. Waivers will be on site. SIGN UP FOR THIS PROJECT.

Baffle Project for Habitat for Humanity - 3:00-5:00pm. The Jewish Federation’s Pearl Society families will join others at a  Habitat for Humanity  interfaith project on this day of mitzvah. The Habitat for Humanity Baffle Project supports local families in need by creating cardboard dividers to be placed in low energy efficient homes which means lower energy bills. This project is for Pearl Society families only. If you are a Pearl,   SIGN UP HERE.

Baffle Project for Habitat for Humanity- 3:00-5:00pm. The Jewish Federation’s Pearl Society families will join others at a Habitat for Humanity interfaith project on this day of mitzvah. The Habitat for Humanity Baffle Project supports local families in need by creating cardboard dividers to be placed in low energy efficient homes which means lower energy bills. This project is for Pearl Society families only. If you are a Pearl, SIGN UP HERE.

Beth Meyer's Biblical Garden gets Ready for Spring!  10:00am-1:00pm.  Beth Meyer Synagogue  invites our community to help beautify their Biblical Garden and Courtyard areas. Open to all ages. Please bring own tools and gloves and have fun getting your hands dirty!   SIGN UP FOR THIS PROJECT

Beth Meyer's Biblical Garden gets Ready for Spring! 10:00am-1:00pm. Beth Meyer Synagogue invites our community to help beautify their Biblical Garden and Courtyard areas. Open to all ages. Please bring own tools and gloves and have fun getting your hands dirty! SIGN UP FOR THIS PROJECT

Beth Shalom Religious School - 9:30am-12:00pm.  Beth Shalom Religious School  Supports the Wake County Community with various projects- Challah cover and candle stick holders for new members, cards for children receiving care at a local hospital, cards for Active Military, and Fleece Blankets for Children at Wake Med Hospital. These projects are for Beth Shalom Religious School families- to sign up,  contact the Religious School.

Beth Shalom Religious School- 9:30am-12:00pm. Beth Shalom Religious School Supports the Wake County Community with various projects- Challah cover and candle stick holders for new members, cards for children receiving care at a local hospital, cards for Active Military, and Fleece Blankets for Children at Wake Med Hospital. These projects are for Beth Shalom Religious School families- to sign up, contact the Religious School.

JFRC Board helps the Families Together Community Garden-  12:30-3:00pm. Come get your hands dirty as we tend the  Families Together  Community Garden. They have the seeds and the tools- just need the HANDS! This project is closed to the Jewish Federation Board. If you are a JFRC board member and would like to participate, please contact  Mindy Haas.

JFRC Board helps the Families Together Community Garden- 12:30-3:00pm. Come get your hands dirty as we tend the Families Together Community Garden. They have the seeds and the tools- just need the HANDS! This project is closed to the Jewish Federation Board. If you are a JFRC board member and would like to participate, please contact Mindy Haas.

For more information or questions, please email Tracy.Bennett@Shalomraleigh.org or call 919-676-2200 ext 124