Millions Take Part In Israel’s International Good Deeds Day
Millions of people worldwide took part in an international day of volunteering yesterday (April 16th) which was inspired by Israeli billionaire Shari Arison.
The theme of this year’s Good Deeds Day was “Think good, speak good, do good,” with the goal of inviting every person to do a good deed, big or small, to bring about a positive change in society.
More than two million people in Israel took part in the event, which included beach clean-ups, visiting hospital patients and making them happy, and various activities across elementary and high schools.
Over 100 other countries participated, including the US, the UK, Brazil, Finland, Ukraine, and Haiti.
Madagascar also participated for the first time. The East African country mobilized all 23 of its regions to make Good Deeds Day a national event, with thousands taking part.
Good Deeds Day was founded in 2007 by Shari Arison, ranked by Forbes as the fourth wealthiest person in Israel with a $4.6 billion fortune.
She’s the owner of Arison Investments and was the controlling shareholder of Bank Hapoalim, one of Israel’s largest banks, until 2018.
“We each have our own truth. This year on Good Deeds Day, let’s all put the emphasis on thinking good, speaking good, and doing good,” she said. “With selfless love and personal responsibility, it is possible to bridge and realize good.”