D25 Day of Service



December 25th Day of Service (D25) is the Edlavitch DCJCC’s largest volunteer event of the year. Join hundreds of volunteers at a social service agency in the metro-DC area to prepare and serve meals, sing carols, visit home-bound seniors, throw holiday parties, play bingo, and deliver holiday cheer to those in need. You can choose from over 40 different projects based on their location, type of activity, or time of day.

Several ways to give back are also available on-site at the Edlavitch DCJCC, including our Winter Blood Drive, making instant meal kits, creating cards for emergency personnel working on Christmas Day, and many others.

Many of the projects are family-friendly – please read individual project descriptions carefully for the minimum age to volunteer at each site.



Please note that registration is required for all D25 volunteer projects except the Blood Drive. Making an appointment to donate blood is highly encouraged but walk-ins will always be welcome.

We request a $20/person tax-deductible program fee to help us cover the costs of supplies, including gifts for clients, Santa suits, party decorations, arts & crafts, and games.

Team Captains

Each site needs a team leader to make sure the project runs smoothly. Team Captains are volunteers who agree to take the additional step of representing the EDCJCC, being in touch with the site, and being in touch with the volunteer team ahead of time. Email Sonya if you are interested in being a Team Captain or learning more.

Baked Goods Drive

Several of our D25 projects are throwing holiday parties to bring smiles and cheer, with sweet treats to make these a truly special experience. We need your help to bake sweets that volunteers will deliver to a D25 project! Store-bought treats are just as terrific. We’re looking for cookies, brownies, blondies, rice crispie treats…anything that can be enjoyed as an individual bite (no pies or cakes please). Click here for more information and to register your baked goods donation.

D25 Project Categories (click on each box to be taken to the registration page for that category):