Good Deeds Day is an annual tradition of good deeds. All over the world, hundreds of thousands choose to volunteer and help others, putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively change the world. Join our community for a month full of events for the whole family that make Greater Portland a better place!

Click below to discover different activities you can participate in safely during this pandemic!

April 20-30

Puzzles, crafts, and cards for JFCS

JFCS is asking for puzzles, crafts, and cards to gift to their disability services clients. Items should be new or gently used. As community engagement activities lessened due to the pandemic, these individuals can be experiencing isolation. By gifting them creative activities they will be reminded that the community is thinking of them and sending joy. Drive/Collection with Covid-safe, in person drop off at Neveh Shalom 24/7 from April 20th-April 30th.

April 22

Dispelling the Myths around Climate Change

7:00 - 8:30 PM

A program of the Climate Action Committee of the Jewish Community Relations Council.

Featuring Keiran Suckling, Center for Biological Diversity

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Homeless Relief Initiative with Chef Jenn Louis

Volunteer to cook and/or provide items of need for distribution to homeless people.


Positive Charge! PDX

A Portland volunteer group open to everyone and dedicated to doing good and sharing good news. Date-specific as well as ongoing volunteer events that suit your interests and availability. 



PJ Library Cards for Seniors

The creatives among the young and young at heart are invited to make cards for our community’s seniors, many of whom have been isolated from family & friends for the past year in the pandemic. Our Community Chaplain will distribute these cards as he visits those living in assisted living and other senior care facilities.

Mail to: Rabbi Barry Cohen, JFGP, 9900 SW Greenburg Rd. #220, Tigard, OR 97223

DEADLINE: Friday, April 30, 2021

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Dignity Grows

Dignity Grows™ provides monthly personal and menstrual hygiene products to women, girls and individuals assigned female at birth, who cannot afford them. In March of 2021, Women's Philanthropy of Greater Portland became the 15th chapter of Dignity Grows in the collective of 147 Jewish Federations. Help us get started!


Do Good From Home

There are countless ways we can do good for one another, even from the comfort of our own home! If you are looking for volunteer opportunities to do from home, look no further! There’s a vast community of virtual volunteering just waiting for you. Whether you become an online tutor or send a virtual card to someone you love, there are countless ways to be kind to one another. Check out this wide range of resources and ideas that allow you to volunteer right from your home, and, still connect with others!


Care Kits for Blanchet House

Join the young adult community in crafting care kits for adults experiencing homelessness.