Good Deeds Day

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Good Deeds Day 2020

Unfortunately, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland has cancelled the volunteer opportunities scheduled for Good Deeds Day on March 29 due to concern for the spread of the coronavirus.

To those that already registered:
Thank you for signing up and we hope to see you at another volunteer opportunity in the future.

For any questions, please contact volunteer@jcfcleve.org

Join the Jewish Federation of Cleveland as we celebrate this global day of good deeds! Families and individuals of all ages are invited to volunteer with us at 20 locations across Cleveland's Jewish and general community.

Only a certain number of slots are available for each opportunity. Each agency/organization determines the number of volunteers needed for each project.

Look for an email during the week of March 16 with detailed information about your volunteer opportunity.

Advance registration is required.

Registration is taken on a first come, first served basis.

When a project is full, the registration form will indicate “sold out”.

For additional information or questions email shyman@jcfcleve.org or call Susan at 216-593-2887.

Bellefaire JCB

Ages: 5+ with adult
Time: 1:00–2:30pm
Project: Create flannel lap blankets for Bellefaire's Youth Homeless Program.
Mission Statement: Bellefaire JCB provides a variety of behavioral health, substance abuse, education and prevention services to children, teens & young adults offering more than 25 programs per year.
Location: 22001 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44118

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Big-Hearted Blooms & VA Hospital

Ages: 5+ with adult
Time: 9:30am–12:00pm
Project: Create floral arrangements at Big-Hearted Blooms & deliver them to patients at the VA Hospital.
Mission Statement: Big-Hearted Blooms repurpose flower arrangements to lift the spirits and boost the emotional health of individuals in all forms of care facilities.
Location: 5122 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44103

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Bikur Cholim of Cleveland (Caring for the Sick)

Ages: 12+ with adult
Time: 1:00–3:00pm
Project: Clean, organize & refill cabinets of Bikur Cholim hospitality rooms at area hospitals. Plus friendly-visit with a patient.
Mission Statement: Bikur Cholim provides assistance to Jewish community members to improve health and well-being in accordance with Jewish tradition by offering comfort, shelter and support during a medical crisis.
Location: Area Hospitals

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Cleveland Chesed Center

Ages: 10+ with adult
Time: 12:00–2:00pm
Project: Pack and deliver Passover food boxes for homebound community members & the elderly. Some lifting required.
Mission Statement: The Chesed Center's mission is to ease the financial burden on Jewish families in CLE by providing access to food, clothing, and household necessities at no cost, all while respecting their privacy and dignity.
Location: 1898 S. Taylor Rd., Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118

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Fostering Hope

Ages: 4+ with adult
Time: 1:00–3:00pm
Project: Assemble Easter goody baskets with supplies provided by Fostering Hope.
Mission Statement: Fostering Hope enrichs the lives of children living in foster care and residential treatment by providing unique & positive experiences that profoundly impact a child's life.
Location: 3737 Lander Rd. #214, Cleveland, Ohio 44124

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Geauga Humane Society's Rescue Village

Ages: 12+ with adult
Time: 10:00am–12:00pm
Project: Read books to dogs and make fleece blankets for cats. This project is designed for families with children.
Mission Statement: Rescue Village acts on behalf of animals and inspires people to build a more humane community by treating animals with compassion and respect.
Location: 15463 Chillicothe Rd., Russell Township, Ohio 44072

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Homeless Hook Up CLE

Ages: 5+ with adult
Time: 10:00–11:00am
Project: Assemble hygiene kits for the homeless.
Mission Statement: Homeless Hookup is a grass roots organization that distributes hygiene kits & other basic need items to the homeless.
Location: Mandel JCC, 26001 S. Woodland Rd., Beachwood, Ohio 44122

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Jewish Family Service Association

Ages: 8+ with adult
Time: 1:00–3:00pm
Project: Share a Passover treat with a Holocaust survivor during a friendly-visit at their home.
Mission Statement: Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland, serves to strengthen families and individuals in both the Jewish and general communities in Northeast Ohio.
Location: Specific location(s) will be shared upon registration.

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JFSA's Horvitz YouthAbility

Ages: 6+ with adult
Time: 12:30–2:00pm
Project: Create art work to put on the fence of YouthAbility's community garden using acrylic paint.
Mission Statement: The Horvitz YouthAbility program serves disabled and at-risk youth by engaging them in volunteer service, vocational activities, and social enrichment. YouthAbility participants help themselves by helping others. JFSA is a partner agency of the Jewish Federation.
Location: JFSA, 29125 Chagrin Blvd., Pepper Pike, Ohio 44122

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Kids' Book Bank

Ages: 13+ with adult
Time: 10:00am–12:00pm
Project: Sort & pack donated books by category that will be distributed to children who need them.
Mission Statement: The Kids' Book Bank fosters improved literacy and a love of reading by providing free books to children who may not have access to books.
Location: 3635 Perkins Ave. Suite 1E, Cleveland, Ohio 44114

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Laura's Home - City Mission

Ages: 16+ for food prep, 10+ set-up assistance with adult
Time: 4:00–7:00pm
Project: Prepare and serve dinner to families living at Laura's Home.
Mission Statement: Laura's Home offers women & their children a stable environment and wrap around support services as they rebuild their lives from crisis to self-sufficiency.
Location: 18120 Puritas Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44135

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Malachi House

Ages: 16+ with adult
Time: 2:00–4:00pm
Project: Help with cleaning, organizing their pantry & outdoor cleanup of the grounds (weather permitting).
Mission Statement: Malachi House serves terminally ill individuals who have limited or no financial resources and are in need of special home care without cost to the resident or family.
Location: 2810 Clinton Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44113

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Mandel JCC's Lunch Plus

Ages: 5+ with adult
Time: 11:00am–1:30pm
Project: Assist with serving lunch, make a craft & snack with program participants.
Mission Statement: Lunch Plus, a Mandel JCC program, serves hot kosher lunches 6 days/wk. to those ages 60+ and encourages independent lifestyles through exercise and social opportunities.
Location: 1500 Warrensville Center Rd., University Heights, Ohio 44118

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Merrick House

Ages: 12+ with adult
Time: 10:00am–12:00pm
Project: Spring cleaning time…spruce up the garden, dismantle old flower boxes, deep clean the agency's nursery school rooms.
Mission Statement: Merrick House is a vibrant Cleveland neighborhood center where at-risk families and individuals come to learn lifelong skills to become enriched and reach their potential.
Location: 1050 Starkweather Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44133

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PJ Library Celebrates Passover at Wiggins Place

Ages: Birth - 5 yrs. with adult. Older siblings welcome
Time: 3:00–4:00pm
Project: PJ families are invited to celebrate Passover with the residents at Wiggins Place. Crafts, music, stories & snacks included.
Mission Statement: PJ Library, a program of the Jewish Federation, fosters the love of reading by sending free books with Jewish content to families with kids ages 6 months through 8 years old.
Location: Wiggins Place, 27070 Cedar Rd., Beachwood, Ohio 44122

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Ronald McDonald House

Ages: 13+ with adult
Time: 10:00am–12:30pm
Project: Prepare and serve lunch to patient families.
Mission Statement: RMH supports families whose children are receiving treatment at area medical centers by providing a homelike environment and essential resources and services.
Location: 10415 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44106

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RePlay for Kids

Ages: 8+ with adult
Time: 1:30–3:30pm
Project: Learn how to make adjustments to battery-operated toys so they are accessible for all children.
Mission Statement: RePlay for Kids is a non-profit organization of volunteers who repair and adapt toys and assistive devices for children with disabilities in Northeast Ohio.
Location: Beachwood Library, 25501 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood, Ohio 44122

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Special Spaces

Ages: 16+ with adult
Time: 9:00am–4:00pm
Project: Help create a dream bedroom for a child with cancer. Paint, decorate, hang curtains and put together furniture.
Mission Statement: Special Spaces creates bedroom makeovers for children ages 2-19 with cancer who are within one year of treatment.
Location: Specific location with be shared upon registration.

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St. Augustine's Hunger Center

Ages: 8+ with adult
Time: 10:00am–12:30pm
Project: Help prep and serve a hot lunch to homeless individuals and others in need.
Mission Statement: St. Augustine’s Hunger Center has welcomed the impoverished population since the 1860’s and provides meals while addressing other needs of the poor and the homeless such as: clothing, medical help and emergency funding.
Location: 2486 West 14th St., Cleveland, Ohio 44113

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The Weils

Ages: 8+ with adult
Time: 2:00–3:30pm
Project: Interview residents and create Passover Memory Books.
Mission Statement: The Weils is a senior living community that offers residential care with all the amenities and services needed and is operated by Montefiore.
Location: 16695 Chillicothe Rd., Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023

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