JEWISHcolorado is pleased to offer community members the chance to perform a mitzvah, a good deed, during the busy holiday season.
Each Christmas for the past 24 years, JEWISHcolorado and hundreds of volunteers relieve employees and regular volunteers at local charitable organizations, healthcare facilities, and senior living facilities on Christmas Eve, December 24, and Christmas Day, December 25, so they can spend time with their loved ones.
Over 500 volunteers in the Jewish community will participate in the Christmas Mitzvah Project. JEWISHcolorado will coordinate and provide volunteers at 16 sites throughout the metro-Denver area.
“We relish the opportunity to support and care for community workers and our community this time of year,” said Susan Chayet, project director of the Christmas Mitzvah Project for JEWISHcolorado. “Hundreds of volunteers show up before sunrise with huge smiles and a ‘put me to work attitude’. The day is extremely rewarding for everyone involved.”
The fundamental Jewish values of tikkun olam, repairing the world, and chessed, acts of loving kindness to bring compassion in our world, are core areas of focus for JEWISHcolorado, helping Coloradans connect to the Jewish people and our shared values.
To volunteer this Christmas, become a sponsor for the event, or to learn more about the Christmas Mitzvah Project, please visit jewishcolorado.org/christmasmitzvahproject. No special skills are required and there are opportunities for all ages. Friends and family of any faith are welcome.