Good Deeds Day Israel 2013
On the 7th Good Deeds Day held in Israel March 5, 2013, more than 370,000 Israelis joined Good Deeds Day to do a good deed for the benefit of others. This is an outstanding number in Israel. Internationally, Good Deeds Day takes place March 10, 2013.
Israeli President Shimon Peres and Shari Arison launched Good Deeds Day 2013 in Israel, at Shalva (Israeli association for the mentally and physically challenged children) in Jerusalem.
In Israel, participation reached an all high with 191 local authorities including 81 Arab towns and villages, tens of academic institutions and 800 schools all over the country. Employees from 355 businesses and companies, 250 youth groups and thousands of soldiers, all took part in more than 5,200 projects organized especially for Good Deeds Day 2013. This year also saw the special launch of Good Deeds Day Also at Night, with writers and artists meeting in bars and cafes to discuss opportunities for activating people's goodness.
International Good Deeds Day 2013
Good Deeds Day 2013 was held internationally in more than 50 countries across the globe, and launched a day earlier with a grand kickoff event in Times Square, Manhattan.
In partnership with ABC Network, Good Deeds Day was showcased on Time Square supersigns, and a Doing Good Fair took place at the venue, organized by leading local and national volunteering organizations, such as JumpStart, CityArts, Habitat for Humanity, GenerationOn, and HALO. Good Deeds Day 2013 was celebrated the next day (March 10), and attracted more than 400,000 people across the globe. Participants joined in to do a good deed for the benefit of others, pledging their good deed on the Good Deeds Day site, signing up to engage in projects organized by local communities and organizations, or taking their own initiative to give of their time and skill, as their hearts' desire, for the benefit of others.
Read about Bank Hapoalim's Good Deeds Day 2013 project with SBH, caring together for NY's elderly and hospitalized people