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.

Check out photos, created by photographer Lloyd Wolf, of this year's D25 volunteer efforts here.

The Edlavitch DCJCC would like to thank the following businesses for making our 30th Annual December 25th Day of Service a success:

Ben Yehuda Pizza
Breads Unlimited
Flowers on 14th 
Honest Tea
Ize's Deli & Bagelry
Krispy Kreme
Moti's Market
Shalom Group
Souper Girl
Sunflower Bakery
The Press Dry Cleaning and Laundry
Trader Joes

Thank you so much for your generosity!


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?

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