December 25th Day of Service (D25) is the Edlavitch DCJCC's largest volunteer event of the year.

Join over 1,000 volunteers at a social service agency in the metro-DC area to serve meals, sing carols, visit home-bound seniors, throw holiday parties, play bingo, and deliver holiday cheer to those in need.

Several ways to give back are also available on-site at the Edlavitch DCJCC, including our Winter Blood Drive.

Many of the projects are family-friendly - please read individual project descriptions carefully for the minimum age to volunteer at each site.


D25 registration is now OPEN!

Click on each category of project to be taken to the registration page:

A Little Bit of Everything

At the JCC

Behrend Builders Painting Project

Blood Drive

Deliver Gifts and Meals (need a car)

D25 Clean-up Crew

Make a Visit

Prepare a Meal

Serve a Meal  

Throw a Holiday Party

Team Captain Registration 

Each project has a volunteer Team Captain - check out the Team Captain FAQ and contact Sonya if you are interested in taking on a leadership role for one of our D25 sites.


Registration is required for all D25 volunteer projects except the Blood Drive. Making an appointment to donate blood is highly encouraged but walk-ins will always be welcome.

We request a $20/person tax-deductible program fee to help us cover the costs of supplies, including gifts for clients, Santa suits, party decorations, arts & crafts, and games.

Cookie Drive

On Christmas Day, Edlavitch DCJCC volunteers serve clients at over 40 social service agencies in the DC-metro area. In several locations, volunteers are throwing holiday parties to bring smiles and cheer - and we need sweet treats to make these a truly special experience.

We need your help to bake sweets and treats for volunteers to deliver at a D25 project. Please note: store-bought treats are just as terrific!

What are we looking for?
Cookies, brownies, blondies, rice crispie treats...anything that can be enjoyed as an individual bite (no pies or cakes please). If possible, please bake in sets of a dozen.

How should you pack them?
Please pack them in such a way that they won't break or crumble. Boxes and tins are great, and we request that treats are wrapped in plastic or foil to preserve freshness.

When do we need them?
Please drop off your baked goods between December 14 and 23. Bring them to the Edlavitch DCJCC (1529 16th Street NW) and mark them on the outside FOR D25.

Interested in donating brownies, cookies, bars, rice crispie treats, or other goodies? Please RSVP to let us know the quantity.

Randy Bacon
Director, Behrend Builders
Co-Director, Days of Service
(202) 777-3244

Sonya Weisburd, MSW
Associate Director, Volunteer Programs
(202) 777-3269

Peter Luck
Coordinator, Behrend Builders
(202) 777-3245