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.

Thank you to everyone who participated in D25 2019 and made it a huge success!

Check out photos from D25 2019, courtesy of Lloyd Wolf Photography.

We had 948 volunteers who benefited 39 agencies and donated 1,969 hours of service around the greater Washington area! This included 6 Santas and Elves, 80 blood donors, 18 donors of homemade baked goods, several dozen gift wrappers who wrapped 2,283 gifts, and the folks who made D25 possible like our Volunteer Lounge volunteers, our registration desk volunteers, and our fearless clean-up crew who left the EDCJCC spotless after everything was done. We are so grateful to all of you!

Thank you to our partner agencies:

801 East Shelter, Access Housing Inc., Basilica of the National Shrine, Calvary Women’s Services, Capital Caring Nursing Home, Capital Caring Halquist Inpatient, Casa Ruby, Central Union Mission, Charles E. Smith Life Communities, Charlie’s Place, Christ House, Community of Hope – Girard Apartments, Community of Hope – Hope Apartments, Community of Hope – The Triumph, , DC Central Kitchen, Deanwood Rehab. & Wellness Center, Dorothy Day Place, Engine Company 09, Father McKenna Center, Fire/EMS Headquarters, Harriet Tubman Women’s Shelter, Greenspring, Interfaith Works – Becky’s House, Interfaith Works – Watkins Mill, Inova Blood Services, Iona Senior Services, Jewish Foundation for Group Homes – Brown Home, Loaves and Fishes DC, Lutheran Social Services, Martha’s Table, Metropolitan Police Department’s Second District, New York Avenue Men’s Shelter, Seabury Resources for Aging, Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital, St. Josephine Bakhita Shelter, St. Mary’s Court, Stoddard Baptist Nursing Home, Volunteers of America Chesapeake,We Are Family Senior Outreach Network

Thank you to our community partners:

DC Jews on Bikes, Fabrangen, Machar: The Washington Congregation for Secular Humanistic Judaism, and Congregation Har Shalom

Thank you to our in-kind donors:

Ben Yehudah Pizza, Berkeley Research Group, Honest Tea, Krispy Kreme, Liz Marshall and Jerry Burgess, Lloyd Wolf Photographer, Moti’s Kosher, Shalom Group, Souper Girl, Sunflower Bakery, Call Your Mother Deli