International Good Deeds Day: 93 countries participated in thousands of projects dedicated to society and the environment

Good Deeds Day expands its circles of good across the world, as the peak event of year-round activities for the benefit of others. This year thousands of projects took place worldwide, involving millions of people

On April 2nd, 93 countries across the globe including the U.S.A., Taiwan, Portugal, Uganda, Poland, Italy, Spain, and Argentina, participated in International Good Deeds Day 2017. Enthusiasm around this international day of good increases every year, with millions joining-in to do a good deed for the benefit of others.

Businesswoman and philanthropist Shari Arison, initiator of Good Deeds Day, said: "All you need to be part of Good Deeds Day is the will to do good, and to give of yourself to benefit others. Launched 11 years ago in Israel, it has crossed borders, becoming an internationally unifying day because of the simple idea behind it, and the ability of each and every person to connect to it and take part."

Portugal joined Good Deeds Day this year, kicking-off the event in Porto on Friday, March 31st with numerous projects. On the day itself, a central event was held in the city's main square, Praça dos Poveiros, attended by H.R.H. Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza, who participated with many others in fun family activities such as concerts, Live Painting, and yoga classes. Alongside was an NGO fair showcasing the work of more than 30 nonprofits.  Additionally, the Soccer League broadcast audio and video messages of Good Deeds Day, during breaks in the weekends’ games.