Families Serving Together

The Edlavitch DCJCC is launching a new program for school-age children and their families to participate in once-a-month volunteer programs. Come to one or come to all.

These volunteer programs are for children of all ages and with various organizations throughout the DC Metro area. For questions, please contact Stacey Herman.

September 18, 2016: A Wider Circle
The mission of A Wider Circle is simple: to end poverty for one individual and one family after another. Come help families get back on their feet by sorting donated furniture, toys, and other necessary items in the warehouse.

November 20-22, 2016: 20th Annual Everything But The Turkey at the EDCJCC
Put on gloves, aprons, and hairnets and join hundreds of volunteers to prepare over 3,000 Thanksgiving meals for those in need at local community kitchens, transitional housing facilities and homeless shelters through a partnership with DC Central Kitchen.  

December 25, 2016: 30th Annual December 25th Day of Service 
Be one of 1,000 people making a difference in the lives of 10,000! We serve over 60 social service agencies throughout DC. Projects range from 2-4 hours in length and include serving meals, preparing food, visiting seniors, painting, and throwing Christmas parties.

January 16, 2017: MLK Day of Service with We Are Family Senior Outreach Network

We Are Family mobilizes volunteers to reach out to isolated inner-city seniors with free services, advocacy, and companionship, building a network of caring eyes and ears that enables at-risk seniors to age in place. DCJCC volunteers will assemble and deliver grocery packages to seniors in the Columbia Heights neighborhood.

February 12, 2017: Hunger Action at the EDCJCC - SOLD OUT
Approximately 200,000 children are at risk of hunger in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area – 56,000 in the District alone, or 1 in 2 children. We will prepare nutritious meals at the DCJCC that will be distributed to social service agencies around the city.

March 5, 2017: A Wider Circle
The mission of A Wider Circle is simple: to end poverty for one individual and one family after another. Come help families get back on their feet by sorting donated furniture, toys, and other necessary items in the warehouse.

April 2, 2017: Good Deeds Day at the EDCJCC
Join the DCJCC and the entire Washington Jewish community, along volunteers from around the world, for this fun, annual Day of Service. Projects will include fun crafts for children at NIH Children's Inn, laundry kits for the Ronald McDonald House, and more!

May 7, 2017: Park clean-up with Washington Parks and People
Washington Parks & People is the capital’s hub for activating public lands and waters for broad community revitalization.  Come out for a park clean-up day to pick up trash, pull out invasive plants, and get areas ready for spring planting.

Stacey Herman
Director, School-Aged Programs
t. (202) 777-3276
Email Stacey