‘Tis the season for holiday cheer and holiday parties, funky Hanukkah sweaters and even funkier Hanukkah gifts from your great aunt or your office secret snowflake. Even though everyone loves socks, scarves, and Starbucks gift cards, why not consider making this time of year more about giving gifts instead of getting them? Here are 18+ amazing opportunities to give back this winter – which one will you choose?
Photo courtesy of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
For those great with Bubbes:
For the super crafty:
For animal lovers:
For Northern Virginians:
For those with really busy schedules:
For those with volunteering in their New Year’s Resolutions:
Consider becoming a committed volunteer in 2018 at one of the organizations below.
For those who live through their phone calendars (I’m right there with ya), here’s a list fit for that “Add to Calendar” button:
December 13th, 6:30-8 pm: Pre-D25 Gift Wrapping at the EDCJCC
December 16th, 8-11 am: Wreath Laying at the Arlington National Cemetery
December 17th, 8:45 am-12 pm or later: DC Central Kitchen Volunteering and Brunch with Moishe House Capitol Hill
December 17th, 11:45 am-1:30 pm: Doing Good with JFE at N Street Village
December 17th, 1:30-3:30 pm: Pre-D25 Gift Wrapping at the EDCJCC
December 17th, 6:30-8:45 pm: Patricia Handy Place for Women Volunteering with YP@AI
December 20th, 5-8 pm: Wrap gifts with We Are Family
December 25th, 10 am-2:30 pm: D25 Day of Service with EntryPointDC
January 4th, 7-9 pm: Hunger Action for DC Central Kitchen at EDCJCC
About the Author: Shira Cohen is a part of our “Gather the Bloggers” cohort of talented writers who share their thoughts and insights about DC Jewish life with you! When not writing about volunteer opportunities in DC, she works in student life and disability services at a local law school. Originally from Charleston, SC, Shira loves DC Library $1 book sales and District Taco.