13th Annual National Mitzvah Day & #24HourofKindness Effort
Posted on February 3, 2017
This letter to the community announces our 13th annual National Mitzvah Day and a new #24HourofKindness effort.
Every week between now and April 2nd we will be sharing different resources on the blog to help facilitate your involvement.
The world needs more kindness. No matter where you live, what your personal beliefs are or whom you interact with on a day-to-day basis, it is clear that the world needs more kindness. We need ways to appreciate one another and to actively help make the world a better, nicer, more compassionate place.
In conjunction with Good Deeds Day, on Sunday, April 2, Areyvut invites schools, synagogues, families, community organizations and individuals to fill the day with kindness. Areyvut is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower people to infuse their lives with the core Jewish values of chesed (kindness), tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (social justice). We are asking organizations and individuals to commit to service programs and acts of kindness at specific times so that on April 2 we can facilitate kindness continuously for an entire 24 hour period.
I am reaching out now to offer you four ways to be involved in this unbelievable kindness opportunity. You can participate, plan, partner and pledge.
Plan a program for your community. A planning unit and educational materials are available for free on Areyvut’s website at http://bit.ly/24HoursofChesed. These materials provide program ideas for agencies and ways for individuals to meaningfully join this effort.
Partner with us by using #24HoursofKindness and help us engage your family, friends, colleagues and network in this program.
This world cannot be a better place without you.