On March 20 Israel held its sixth annual Good Deeds Day.
In every city, boys and girls, men and women were volunteering at many places, such as hospitals, hostels, kindergartens, etc.
In my school, Henry Ronson in Ashkelon, there were specific places we were supposed to volunteer at. For example, I was supposed to volunteer at a hostel.
As you already know, the situation in the south was horrible during the past few weeks. We didn’t go to school because of the rockets that were launched at Israel from Gaza.
Now that we got back to school after a really long “Purim vacation,” our school is afraid to send us to volunteer – they think it’s not safe and dangerous.
So unfortunately, I was stuck at school instead of helping the community.
In fact, I was really looking forward for this day. A few months ago I thought about volunteering on a weekly basis in a center for children with autism, but I couldn’t work it out with my school schedule.
So even though I couldn’t get out and help I’m glad everybody else got to volunteer and contribute something to the community – especially my friends at the Eye2Israel project!