D25 Day of Service



December 25th Day of Service (D25) is the Edlavitch DCJCC’s largest volunteer event of the year. Join over 1,000 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.

This year, while the EDCJCC building is undergoing renovation, the Hyatt Regency will be D25’s home base. Several ways to give back will be available on-site at the Hyatt Regency, including our Winter Blood Drive, making instant meal kits, creating cards for emergency personnel working on Christmas Day, and many others. Registration and check-in will also take place at the Hyatt Regency this year.

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

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.

Cookie Jar Fund

This year, instead of collecting homemade baked goods to deliver to the agencies we serve on D25 we are collecting money to purchase baked goods because we don’t have the storage or staging space to accommodate your donated treats. We are so grateful to everyone who has baked delicious goodies with love and donated them for D25 but hope that this year, you will consider donating a few dollars instead. Please donate here.

Registration – COMING SOON

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. Click on each individual type of project below to register.