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VIDEO: Mitzvah Day in Palo Alto

 

About 900 volunteers of all ages participated in Mitzvah Day Monday, Jan. 21, a day of volunteering activities for families to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Jewish day of service.

Video by Veronica Weber/Palo Alto Online.

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Posted by Linda M.
a resident of another community
on Jan 22, 2013 at 11:35 am

Bravo to the volunteers!


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Posted by Stef
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jan 22, 2013 at 11:49 am

Perhaps I missed it, but I never saw a list of places published to do volunteer work on Volunteer/Mitzvah Day.

I don't feel guilty for not showing up because I do volunteer work 3+ times a week and am reliable. I have the time because I am retired. People who are working and have children to raise usually have no time or energy left over to volunteer to do something on a regular basis. A one day project probably works well for them and their families.

I hope that Volunteer Day and Mitzvah Day also stress keeping commitments even if you are not going to be paid for the work. I have been told that a lot of volunteers make commitments to show up or do something and then do not. Many thanks to those volunteers who keep their commitments and do the best they can.


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