Your hours (of giving back) will warm 10,000 hearts
*1,000 volunteers will participate
*Serve over 60 social service agencies in the DC metro area
*December 25th projects impact over 10,000 people, including YOU
Projects last from 2-4 hours and include serving meals, preparing food for the homeless, visiting seniors, painting and throwing Christmas parties. Volunteers also have the opportunity to donate blood, paint walls and help children celebrate.
The December 25th Day of Service is a great way to spend the day with friends and family making a difference throughout DC.
Check out all of the projects to pick from by clicking on the description below! Check out the time and the location of the project. If you click on the name of the project you can learn more about where you'll be going and what you'll be doing.
FOOD/GIFTS DELIVERY AND VISITS – CAR WITH [AT LEAST] TWO ADULTS REQUIRED
Get out and about on December 25th, invite friends or family, consider a food delivery project. Volunteer teams will make several stops to homes to drop off a light breakfast, a Christmas meal or gifts for families. Sign up as a team. NOTE: A “Team/Car” must have a minimum of 2 adults
Bundle up, put on your walking shoes and head outdoors. This project helps provide warmth to the chronically homeless. Join other volunteers and pass out supplies to folks living on DC streets.
If you like to sing or can play the piano or violin, and want to spread holiday joy by sharing your musical abilities, check out these projects. They either feature caroling as the main focus of the project and/or need someone with the skills to play a particular instrument.
If you’re interested in a little bit of everything, this may be the project for you. Activities will range from distributing gifts to organizing donations.
THROW A PARTY
Creativity and initiative are what we seek for these projects. Volunteers will help organize and lead activities to engage residents of group homes, homeless shelters and senior centers. We’ll provide some games, crafts and desserts to help add to the festivities.
Engaging in a conversation with someone can make a big impact. Visit one-on-one or in small groups with homeless men and women, seniors, and the mentally ill. Whether you are escorting a resident to lunch, playing a game of cards, or just chit chatting, you will have the chance to brighten someone’s day.
LGBT COMMUNITY PROJECT
Join GLOE, which connects LGBT Jews (and our friends) at the DCJCC, as we come together to serve two great local organizations – HIPS and Metro TeenAIDS – that have a major impact here in DC.
Help paint Mary’s Center in Silver Spring and brighten their day by brightening the walls.
PREPARE A MEAL
Chopping, dicing, slicing, assembling… if these words resonate with you, the food preparation projects may be just what you seek.
SERVE A MEAL
Put on a hairnet and an apron and help spread joy with a meal and a smile. These projects involve serving meals and for some, visiting with the clients as well.
SMALL GROUP PROJECTS
Gather a group of friends or family and work on a project together. These projects are ideal for groups of 3-6 people. Projects include serving meals, throwing parties and visiting.
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You don’t have to travel far to have an impact throughout our community. Choose one of the projects hosted at the DCJCC and your contributions will be felt across the region.
Coming Soon - A Family Friendly Projects Page, Ways to Donate and Gift Wrapping Opportunities
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