A Nation United by Kindness: Israel’s 18th Annual Good Deeds Day

Israel is set to mark the 18th Good Deeds Day on March 19th, showcasing the power of positive actions across the nation. This remarkable day, a cornerstone event organized by Ruach Tova of the Arison Group celebrates the ongoing commitment to volunteerism and acts of kindness that resonate throughout the year.

This year’s theme, “United in Good,” is a rallying call for every individual to contribute to a wave of positive change through acts of kindness, big or small. It’s a powerful reminder of our capacity to bring about significant impact when we unite for a common purpose. The global celebration of Good Deeds Day extends beyond Israel’s borders, with millions of participants in 110 countries, all dedicated to making the world a better place through voluntary service.

Shari Arison, the visionary businesswoman, and philanthropist behind Good Deeds Day, shares a message of hope and unity: “I have always believed in the transformative power of thinking good, speaking good, and doing good. This day harnesses the collective energy of people united in benevolence,” Arison states. “Following the harrowing events of October 7, our nation has experienced profound grief. Yet, in the aftermath, we’ve also witnessed an unprecedented surge in unity, compassion, and volunteerism. This Good Deeds Day, let’s elevate and shine a light on the goodness that binds us, celebrating our solidarity and shared humanity.”

Whether you’re looking to get involved from the comfort of your home, your workplace, individually, or as part of a group, Good Deeds Day offers a multitude of opportunities to do good. From assembling food parcels for those in need, and engaging in artistic endeavors for evacuees, to environmental conservation and supporting vulnerable populations—there’s a way for everyone to contribute.

In a nation as resilient and vibrant as Israel, Good Deeds Day stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of community and the belief in the power of collective action for the greater good. It’s a day that transcends differences, highlighting the values that define and unite us: kindness, generosity, and a commitment to making a positive difference.

As we approach this day of nationwide volunteerism, let us remember that every act of kindness, no matter how small, contributes to a larger wave of positive change. It’s a chance to reaffirm our dedication to the principles of mutual support, compassion, and togetherness that are the hallmarks of the State of Israel and its people.

Join us on March 19th to celebrate Good Deeds Day—a day when we, as a nation, come together to amplify the good in the world and reinforce our shared commitment to building a brighter, kinder future for all.