December 25th 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 serve meals, sing carols, visit home-bound seniors, throw holiday parties, play bingo, and deliver holiday cheer to those in need.
Several ways to give back are also available on-site at the Edlavitch DCJCC, including our Winter Blood Drive.
Many of the projects are family-friendly – please read individual project descriptions carefully for the minimum age to volunteer at each site.
Thank you to everyone who participated in D25 2017 and made it a huge success!
Check out photos from D25 2017, courtesy of Lloyd Wolf Photography.
We had well over 1,000 volunteers who benefited 50 agencies around the greater Washington area! This included 8 Santas and Elves, over 70 blood donors, 24 donors of 82 dozen baked goods, several dozen gift wrappers who wrapped over 1,900 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: A Wider Circle, Access Housing Inc., Asbury Methodist Village, Basilica of the National Shrine, Calvary Women’s Services, Carpenter’s Shelter, Casa Ruby, CCNV, Central Union Mission, Charles E. Smith Life Communities, Christ House, Community of Hope – Girard Apartments, Community of Hope – Hope Apartments, Culpepper Garden, DC Central Kitchen, Deanwood Rehab. & Wellness Center, Emery Shelter, Engine Company 09, FACETS – Woodbine House, FACETS – Sojourn House, Father McKenna Center, Fisher House, GAIL Program, Greenspring, HIPS, Hyacinth’s Place, Interfaith Works – Becky’s House, Interfaith Works -Interfaith Residences, Interfaith Works – Watkins Mill, Inova Blood Services, Iona Senior Services, Jewish Foundation for Group Homes – Brown , Jewish Foundation for Group Homes – Gelman, Lisner Louise Dickson Hurt Home, Loaves and Fishes DC, Lutheran Social Services, Martha’s Table, Mother Dear’s Community Center, New York Avenue Men’s Shelter, NoVa Mental Health Institute, Open Arms Housing, Rainbow Place, Residences at Thomas Circle, Seabury Resources for Aging, Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital, St. Mary’s Court, Stoddard Baptist Nursing Home, We Are Family Senior Outreach Network
Thank you to our in-kind donors: AJC, Ben Yehudah Pizza, Berkeley Research Group, Breads Unlimited, Flowers on 14th, Honest Tea, Ize’s Bagels, KOL Foods, Krispy Kreme, Liz Marshall and Jerry Burgess, Lloyd Wolf Photographer, Moti’s Kosher, Religious Action Center, Sequential, Inc., Shalom Group, Souper Girl, Sunflower Bakery, Trader Joe’s, and Upside Travel
Thank you to our community partners: Fabrangen, Kesher Israel, and Temple Micah