Mitzvah Day 2012 will be on Tuesday, December 25. Watch this space for more information.
Meanwhile, if you want us to contact you with information on volunteering when it is available, click here.
And if you represent an organization that might be able to use Mitzvah Day volunteers on December 25, click here.
On Friday, December 25, JCRC and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit held Mitzvah Day 2011, the annual single largest day of volunteering by Detroit’s Jewish
community. Some 800 volunteers of all ages participated in dozens of social
service projects throughout metro Detroit so that their Christian
neighbors could celebrate Christmas at home with their families. Included among those, for the third year in a row, 100 volunteers from the area’s Muslim community also participated.
Many grandparents, parents and children volunteered together as
families in the spirit of giving back to the community. Volunteer
teams fanned out to 40 pre-assigned volunteer sites throughout metro
Detroit. The volunteers donated a few hours of their time to participate in
a variety of activities, including visits to older adults in nursing
care facilities, preparing and serving holiday meals, and delivering
toys and gifts to families in need. The event chairs for 2011 were Janet Berman,
Micki Grossman and Hy Safran.
Click here for Jewish News coverage of Mitzvah Day 2011.