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.

REGISTRATION is NOW OPEN  

**Please note: our registration system works best in Firefox**

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.

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

A Little Bit of Everything

At the JCC
All projects at the JCC are family-friendly

Behrend Builders Painting Project
Must be 14 to participate

Blood Drive

Deliver Meals and Gifts - Need a Car
Must have 2 adults over 18 in each car, may bring children of any age along

D25 Clean-up Crew

EntryPoint Young Professionals Project

GLOE Project
For those affiliated with the
Kurlander Program for GLBTQ Outreach & Engagement

Make a Visit
Several options are family-friendly

Prepare a Meal

Serve a Meal

Throw A Holiday Party
Several options are family-friendly

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.

COOKIE DRIVE

On Christmas Day, Edlavitch DCJCC volunteers serve clients at over 50 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. Treats without nuts are appreciated. If there are nuts in your baked goods, please label them clearly.

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. Please label the outside clearly with “D25 baked goods”.

When do we need them?
Please drop off your baked goods between December 1 and 23. Bring them to the Edlavitch DCJCC (1529 16th Street NW).

Help us keep track of donations by registering your baked goods here.


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

Sonya Weisburd, MSW
Director, Social Justice and Volunteer Programs
(202) 777-3269

Margo Hall
Program Associate, Community Service
(202) 777-3255