Good Deeds Week

Good Deeds Week

Starts April 7, 2024 - Ends April 14, 2024

Federation’s Sara & Samuel J. Lessans Good Deeds Week
Be the GOOD you want to see in the world!

This April 7 – 14, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Sara & Samuel J. Lessans Good Deeds Week will once again bring together 60+ community partners and thousands of participants across DC, MD, and Northern VA to address pressing needs across our region.

Explore the many ways in which you can do good and care for others, including helping refugee families build a new life, filling the shelves of local food pantries, cleaning up waterways and community gardens, gathering supplies for unhoused individuals, and more.

Summer Fun Stuff Project

April 10, 2024 | 3:00-5:30 PM


Summer Fun Bag Packing for Underserved Kids in the DMV.

Every child deserves a summer of fun and enrichment. The Bender JCC’s Delivering Good Network and KindWorks ( are collaborating to help enrich summertime for local kids by providing Summer fun bags with creative and recreational items.  Join our volunteer team to help us pack these much-needed bags of fun and make a huge difference in your community!

Click here to see the wish-list and donate needed items to Summer Fun Sacks:

Items should be new, gender neutral, and culturally appropriate.

Federation’s Good Deeds Week is made possible by Drs. Ellen & Stuart Lessans, in loving memory of Sara & Samuel J. Lessans.

For more information, please contact Lauren Dworkin at