Mitzvah Day

Community Mitzvah Day

Do a good deed (mitzvah) and connect with the Atlanta Jewish community when you volunteer on MLK Day, Monday, January 21, 2019!  

 After you select your project below, please indicate the TOTAL number of people volunteering with you (if any) under QUANTITY on the top right of the next screen. 

Projects for all ages and abilities are taking place at locations all over Atlanta: Avondale Estates, Chamblee, Decatur, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Toco Hills, West Midtown, and more! 

Sign up below for the project that works for you and your family. Middle school and high school teens can earn community service hours for school! 

Community Partners: AJA, Hands on Atlanta, In the City Camp, MJCCA, MJCCA InTown, JF&CS, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, PJ Library, Repair the World

If you've already registered (or are planning to), a confirmation email will be sent to all attendees with location address, parking information, and other logistical details for each project on Friday, January 18.

Questions? Contact Jessica Segal at [email protected] 

Created by:   Jessica Segal
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (EST) MLK Service Day Volunteer Opportunities
01/20/2019 (Sun.) Lost and Found (Lindridge Martin Manor)  11:00am - 2:00pm  

Sort clothes at Lost-n-Found (20)

Sort clothing and other items for thrift shop and non-profit, Lost-n-Found, an organization that aims to end homelessness for LGTBQ youth. Appropriate for families with children 10 and over.

 
Already filled
Life Line Animal Rescue Center: 129 Lake Street (Avondale Estates)  12:00pm - 1:00pm  

Volunteer at Animal Shelter (15)

Visit animals, tour the facility, and learn about the organizations mission

 
Already filled
01/21/2019 (Mon.) Sports Equipment Donations- MJCCA Zaban Park  5:30am - 10:00pm  

Sports Equipment Donation (200)

Drop off equipment will be on MLK Day, a marked bin will be located inside the JCC All gently used sports equipment accepted The donations are benefiting inner city recreation centers (Gresham Park Rec

 
5 of 200 slots filled
Your House!  8:00am - 8:00pm  

Mitzvah at Home! (100)

Engage your family in service from the comfort of your home! Make cards to donate to seniors, clean your closets to donate goods, and more. Register to receive a full list of ideas!

 
39 of 100 slots filled
SWEEAC (West End)  8:30am - 12:00pm  

Mobile Food Pantry (10)

Help neighborhood residents make healthy selections from the mobile food pantry. Project is for individual 18 years and older

 
7 of 10 slots filled
Make Lunches for Shelter Residents- MJCCA, Zaban Park  9:00am - 9:45am  

Make Lunches for Shelter Residents (25)

Make lunches for local shelter residents. Suggested for families with children 3+.

 
Already filled
Atlanta Community Food Bank, West Midtown  9:00am - 12:00pm  

Pack and Sort Food (85)

Families with children 8 years and older will organize and distribute food that will go to those in need.

 
Already filled
Atlanta Jewish Academy (Sandy Springs)  9:00am - 12:00pm  

Donate supplies (50)

Donate new or gently used shoes, clothing, toiletries, diapers, baby wipes/blankets/winter gear, winter gear for men/women/children, blankets/linens, kitchenware, pantry items and school supplies. Items will be donated to 5 agencies/programs.

 
5 of 50 slots filled
Plant Trees at Grove Park (near West Midtown)  9:00am - 12:00pm  

Plant Trees (95)

Tu B'Shvat and MLK fall on the same day. Help plant trees to celebrate the occasion! Appropriate for families with children elementary age and above. In partnership with Trees Atlanta.

 
Already filled
Life Blood South: MJCCA, Zaban Park  9:00am - 2:00pm  

Donate Blood (50)

Visit the Life Blood South Mobile Blood Mobile parked at MJCCA Zaban Park

 
7 of 50 slots filled
Family Volunteer Projects at Congregation B'nai Torah  9:30am - 11:00am  

Various Family Volunteer Projects (300)

Preschool and elementary school children and their families will participate in various age-appropriate projects. Projects include making dream catchers, dissecting what is Jewish about justice, projects helping animals, making cards, and more!

 
204 of 300 slots filled
Make Lunches for Shelter Residents- MJCCA, Zaban Park  10:00am - 10:45am  

Make Lunches for Shelter Residents (25)

Make lunches for local shelter residents. Suggested for families with children 3+.

 
Already filled
Make plants and fruit baskets at the Cohen Home  10:00am - 11:00am  

Play at the Cohen Home (40)

Join together to make plants and fruit baskets for residents of the Cohen Home. Suggested for families with children ages 2-8.

 
Already filled
Historic Westside Gardens in Vine City  10:00am - 1:00pm  

Work in the garden (20)

Volunteer with Historic Westside Gardens! Meet in Vine City for a tour of urban gardens and an overview of HWSG's work, then roll up your sleeves for weeding and tilling. Older kids welcome as long as they are supervised (no specific kid's activities)

 
8 of 20 slots filled
Berman Commons (Dunwoody)  11:00am - 12:30pm  

Visit residents at Berman Commons (12)

This project is for adults and teens. Visit, create art, and play games with residents of Berman Commons.

 
Already filled
The Packaged Good, MJCCA Zaban Park  11:00am - 12:30pm  

The Packaged Good (60)

Families with children 4+ Prepare 1000 bags for 5 different homeless shelters in Metro Atlanta. This is in partnership with Homeless at Heart

 
Already filled
Play Bingo (Chamblee/Tucker)  12:00pm - 2:00pm  

Play Bingo with Residents of Zimmerman-Horowitz Independent Living Program (10)

Play Bingo with adults with disabilities at their independent living facility

 
Already filled
Rise Against Hunger (Marietta)  12:00pm - 2:00pm  

Sort food at Rise Against Hunger (10)

Families with children ten and older will sort food in the Rise Against Hunger warehouse

 
Already filled
SWEEAC (West End)  12:00pm - 3:00pm  

Mobile Food Pantry (10)

Help restock the mobile food pantry to get it ready for clients for the next day. Project is for young adults and families with children ages 10 and up

 
7 of 10 slots filled
The Packaged Good, MJCCA Zaban Park  1:00pm - 2:30pm  

The Packaged Good (60)

Families with children 4+ Prepare 1000 bags for 5 different homeless shelters in Metro Atlanta. This is in partnership with Homeless at Heart

 
Already filled
Atlanta Community Food Bank, West Midtown  1:00pm - 4:00pm  

Pack and Sort Food (15)

Families with children 8 years and older will organize and distribute food that will go to those in need.

 
Already filled
Children Read (Toco Hills)  1:30pm - 3:00pm  

Volunteer at Children Read (13)

Sort and clean books to be donated

 
Already filled
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