CNN iReport write from the Good Deeds Day kickoff event, where they interviewed Shari Arison, creator of this global initiative.

The kickoff venue at ABC Network studios in Times Square, Manhattan, saw leading American volunteering organizations and community service programs, collaborate together towards Good Deeds Day held the next day all over the globe.

NYC Service, Habitat for Humanity, Girls Scouts of Greater New York, Jumpstart, GenerationOn, the Halo Foundation , City Arts, and others, joined Shari Arison to inspire people to do good for the benefit of others.

Visitors pledged their good deed, joined the activities and also received a complementary copy signed by Shari Arison of her new book Activate Your Goodness.

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