Good Deeds Day 2022: Doing Good Around the World

Good Deeds Day continues to expand its circles of good around the world.

Ukrainian volunteers help put together kits for the elderly and large families.

 (Courtesy Good Deeds Day)

Good Deeds Day continues to expand its circles of good across the world, as the peak event of year-round activities that benefit both people and the planet. This altruistic day of doing good just gets better every year.

On April 3, 2022, thousands of Good Deeds Day projects were held worldwide that involved millions of people from 108 countries, including: the US, Zambia, India, Portugal, Mexico, Congo, Armenia, Poland, Italy, UK, Venezuela, Haiti, Argentina, Cambodia, and more.

Enthusiasm around this international event of doing good increases every year, with millions of people joining in to volunteer and do something positive for others. Good Deeds Day was launched 16 years ago in Israel and has since crossed borders to become an internationally unifying day of good. 

Words from the founder of Good Deeds Day
“This day, which I initiated 16 years ago, is a peak event of doing good activities that take place all year round, and I believe that if we think good, speak good, and do good, our world will look different, every day,” said businesswoman and philanthropist Shari Arison, who is the initiator of Good Deeds Day.

“All of us together have the power to lead the world to a better place, each in their own way and according to their heart’s desire. It is heartwarming to see the outpour of responses from people across the globe who extend a helping hand at this time, in any way possible, either face-to-face or by faming on social media, and in numerous other ways that do good for the benefit of others.”

Inspirational projects from around the world
Here are some of the events that took place on Good Deeds Day 2022 across the globe:

US: Almost all 50 states participated, led by Points of Light, IAVE, Hillel, and other organizations.  

Uganda: Nearly 5,000 people participated nationwide, in diverse projects from care for the elderly to a marching brass band. 

India: Six cities participated in projects, including a three-day volunteers camp and school renovation project. 

Ukraine: Volunteers prepare hot meals and care kits for refugees in need. 

Greece: There was a massive beach cleanup, inviting people to take action and protect the oceans from single-use plastics. 

Honduras: An opening festival in the capital Tegucigalpa was full of performances that raised funds for marginalized communities as well as additional projects nationwide.

Mexico: There was a kite festival, alongside sports activities and workshops that raised awareness about environmental issues. 

Israel: In the country where Good Deeds Day first started 16 years ago, two million people took part in this annual celebration that crosses all cultures, religions, and ages.  

Croatia: The unveiling of “The School of Good Deeds project”, with 500 projects made by students from 100 primary schools across the country about nature, animals, and marginalized populations. 

Cambodia: More than 1000 participants in 21 cities, all united around releasing 16 million fish, one for each citizen in a country with a population of 16 million, symbolizing happiness, wealth, luck, and positive long-term impact.


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Good Deeds Day, an annual global day of doing good, is the pinnacle of doing good year-round. Initiated in 2007 by business woman and philanthropist Shari Arison, Good Deeds Day has grown to 108 countries with millions of participants. Good Deeds Day 2022 took place on April 3, 2022.