Mitzvah Day gathering volunteers December 25

- Detroit's Jewish community will mark the first full day of Chanukah by welcoming fellow volunteers from the area's Muslim community on Sunday, December 25 to take part in Mitzvah Day, the annual single largest day of volunteering by Detroit's Jewish community.

Volunteers of all ages will participate in dozens of social service projects throughout metro Detroit so that their Christian neighbors can celebrate Christmas at home with their families.

Project times run between 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Many grandparents, parents and children will volunteer together as families. In the spirit of giving back to the community, volunteers will donate a few hours of their time to participate in a variety of activities, including visits to older adults in nursing care facilities, preparing and serving holiday meals, and delivering toys and gifts to families in need.

For more information about Mitzvah Day, call the Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC, 248-642-5393.

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