BALTIMORE (WMAR) — For the 13th year in a row, over 1,000 volunteers from Baltimore's Jewish community helped organizations in need throughout the area this Christmas. Mitzvah Day was organized by Jewish Volunteer Connection.
Volunteers assisted in shelters, soup kitchens, and senior facilities, making sandwiches and no-sew blankets, packing winter care packages, and decorating Mitzvah cards and tzedakah boxes. Items were distributed to individuals in homeless shelters in Baltimore City and County. They hope to have impacted over 4,000 people throughout the community.
Jewish Volunteer Connection, a program of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, matches volunteers with hands-on service projects throughout Baltimore. Each year, the organization helps volunteers to give back at area schools, shelters, hospitals, synagogues and organizations throughout Baltimore. Mitzvah Day is among JVC’s largest annual events.