You are invited to participate in this community-based, interfaith, intergenerational day of service to local organizations. Mitzvah Day is organized by the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley with participation by local churches and civic and philanthropic groups.

Volunteers will sign in at the synagogue on Sunday, October 29 from 12:30 to 1:00, pick up food and water, sign liability forms, and get name tags with the Mitzvah Day logo. Then volunteers will proceed to their work sites, and perform their good deeds. An alternative meeting site is the Habitat for Humanity headquarters, at 737 So. Main Street, Cottonwood. End at 4:00. There will be a final program at the synagogue (attendance optional).

There are 13 projects to choose from:

  • Help restore the Keep Sedona Beautiful EcoHub grounds at KSB headquarters, 360 Brewer Road in Sedona.
  • Crafting for various organizations- knitting and sewing teddy bears, making gift cards, etc. at the synagogue.
  • Trash Pickup for the U.S. Forest Service in Oak Creek Canon (at Manzanita Campground near Oak Creek) and in the Village of Oak Creek (at Courthouse Vista). (2 projects)
  • Clean up and organize old storeroom at KSB headquarters.
  • Do yardwork at Hope House.
  • Light trail maintenance at Red Rock State Park.
  • Stuff envelopes for the Sedona Food Bank at the synagogue.
  • Organize supplies and do light cleaning for the Humane Society of Sedona.
  • Stuff + label envelopes for Old Town Mission (at JCSVV).
  • Outdoor work at Habitat for Humanity (Cottonwood).
  • Sorting & packing produce, plus other chores at Manzanita Outreach (Cottonwood).
  • Organizing the shelter and socializing animals at the Humane Society of the Verde Valley (Cottonwood)

Sign up now to ensure your place with one of these projects! To volunteer, just click for the official sign-up. Or go to webpage and scroll down to Mitzvah Day publicity or “Get Involved/Social Action” for additional information.