Celebrating Good Deeds in Israel: a Photo Essay
The Netanya newspaper arranged for Netanya Hoops for Kids to visit schools throughout the city. Barak Netanya player Eran Asente-Asaar and Netanya Hoops For Kids Program Director David Lasday talked to children about the importance of hard work, sport, and giving back to the community.
About 55 art students from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem spent Israel’s Day of Good Deeds painting murals and fixing up a playground in nearly a dozen Arab and Israeli schools in East Jerusalem and Ramla.
The goal of Good Deeds Day is to encourage volunteering and contribution to the community. In previous years, tens of thousands of Israelis participated in volunteer projects on this day. Last year, over 70,000 volunteers participated in 1000 projects, in 130 cities and regional councils across Israel. Initiated by Shari Arison, with the contribution of the Ted Arison Family Fund, Good Deeds Day is organized by the Ruach Tovah organization.
For more, see our post Each One of Us Can Do a Good Deed.