Good Deeds Day was created in 2007 in Israel by businesswoman and philanthropist Shari Arison, and was launched and organized by the Ted Arison Family Foundation, the Arison Group’s philanthropic arm.
In Africa, Good Deeds Day has been keeping pace with growth worldwide. To date, hundreds of projects with thousands of volunteers have been carried out in 22 African countries, from Ghana to Ethiopia and from Algeria to South Africa.
In 2019, TheBridgeGlobal joined the Art and Culture Foundation to bring this global volunteer movement to Angola, which became the 23rd African country to participate in Good Deeds Day.
On April 7th (Official Good Deeds Day 2019), the entire TheBridgeGlobal team conducted volunteer initiatives at two child-focused institutions: The Centro de Acolhimento Mamã Madalena, and the Centro de Acolhimento de Crianças Arnaldo Janssen – CACAJ.
It was a recreational morning with plays, dancing, music, games, donating non-perishable goods, lots of excitement and affection. This covered the 56 children of the Centro de Acolhimento Mamã Madalena, located in the Mabor District and the 90 boys of the Centro de Acolhimento de Crianças Arnaldo Janssen, located in the Palanca District.
On April 15th and 16th, TheBridgeGlobal was in Rocha Pinto, raising awareness about the importance of protecting the environment and the health problems arising from the accumulation of garbage on the streets. On the 16th, a mega action was taken to clean the Rocha Pinto dry ditch with the support of the Art and Culture Foundation, Mitrelli Group and Queiroz Galvão Construções.