Mitzvah Day 2015

October 18, 2015 by J-Wire Staff
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This year’s 5th annual Mitzvah Day will take place on Sunday 15 November.

MitzvahDay-Banner300Affiliated with Mitzvah Day International which was launched in the UK in 2008, the movement has grown  over 37,000 people in 20 countries participating in 2014.

Last year in Australia over 60 organisations took part in over 70 projects.

A ‘Mitzvah’ is often thought of as ‘doing a good deed’, and it is our intention for individuals and groups of all ages, and from all parts of the community to undertake a good deed on Mitzvah Day (although it is hoped that people perform good deeds throughout the year!).

Mitzvah Day Australia chair and founder, Judy Feiglin said that getting involved in Mitzvah Day is something which is easy to do, but has a great deal of significance behind it.

“It is about bringing the community together. It’s heartening to see people young and old, from many diverse backgrounds, coming together for the common good.” Feiglin said.

Last year many activities took place across Australia including cooking, packing and distributing meals for residents of public housing; baking cookies for a local indigenous group; wrapping Christmas presents for donation to children living in women’s refuges escaping from family violence; concerts at several local nursing homes; blood drives; beach clean-up and a number of targeted collect-a-thons.

Mitzvah Day relies on individuals and groups to volunteer for Projects to perform on or around this day. All Projects that are registered receive a Welcome Pack, free merchandise including our distinctive green t-shirts and stickers plus support from the Mitzvah Day team.

Check out the website for ideas of projects you might like to get involved with. There are also many Projects that are looking for people to join in.

The Mitzvah Day website is now open for registration. To register or to join an existing Project, go to www.mitzvahday.org.au.

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