Israel on Tuesday marked the sixth annual "Good Deeds Day," a project started in 2007 by Israel's richest woman, Shari Arison.
Organized and managed by Arison's non-profit organization Ruach Tova (Good Spirit), this year's Good Deeds Day was expected to see more than 250,000 Israelis set aside their usual schedule and volunteer for the benefit of their communities.
Some 163 local authorities also got in the action, including 62 Arab municipalities.
Among the various projects nationwide were house painting for elderly citizens, renovating day cares and schools, planting community gardens, and cleaning up beaches. Local charities also took advantage of the atmosphere to push for increased donations to assist Israel's poor.
And it doesn't stop in Israel. Israel's Good Deeds Day has spread abroad and become International Good Deeds Day (marked on March 25) in cities around the globe.
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