December 24, 2019 – December 25, 2019 all-day
Around Baltimore
Ruth Anne Pippenger

Now in its 14th year, more than 1,000 volunteers will be organized and mobilized by Jewish Volunteer Connection for “Mitzvah Day,” on behalf of the community for Christmas Day. Volunteers will assemble winter care packages, make fleece blankets, decorate cards for veterans, create flash cards for Ashkelon and Odessa, and prepare peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches and bagged meals for the
hungry and indigent. Items will be distributed to individuals in homeless shelters in Baltimore City and County. In addition, throughout the afternoon, volunteers will serve holiday dinner at shelters
around Baltimore. Volunteers are expected to assemble and deliver more than 2,000 care packages of winter essentials (hand-knitted scarves and hats, gloves, toiletries, snacks, etc.) to local homeless shelters. Mitzvah Day mega-sites are the Park Heights Jewish Community Center, 5700 Park Heights Ave., and the Owings Mills JCC, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave. For information, visit https://jvcbaltimore.org/annualevents/mitzvah-day/