Tuesday, March 28, is Good Deeds Day in Israel and on Sunday, April 2, for the rest of the world. Good Deeds Day is an international project that encourages giving and action for the community and society, and promotes the spirit of volunteerism and mutual responsibility.
The project was initiated in 2007 by Israeli philanthropist Shari Arison, and is organized annually by the Arison Group "Ruach Tova" (Good Spirits) Association. Projects include the cleaning of forests and beaches; planting of community gardens; renovation and painting welfare institutions; special events for populations with special needs as well as for Holocaust survivors and the elderly.
Since its launch in 2007, this annual tradition of good has grown from 7,000 participants and 130 projects in one country, Israel, to 1.5 million participants and 14,000 projects in 75 countries, in 2016.
Good Deeds Day is proof that, given the opportunity and guidance, people strive to do good!