Community group gives back during 'Mitzvah Day'

Baltimore, MD - They call their gathering at the Mount Washington Tavern a 'happy hour,' perhaps because it's geared around the joy they're bringing to families in need.

"You've got mittens, gloves, socks..." one of the volunteers said as he pulled the items from a bag.

The group stuffed bags full of winter necessities, hoping to help out Baltimore's needy.

"We are so fortunate that sometimes we take it for granted," said Dena Cohen, with the Jewish Volunteer Connection. "If just a little piece of my day could put a smile on someone's face who might not get that smile elsewhere, then my day is made."

Members of the Jewish community spent Christmas Day hosting 20 events to give back to Charm City.

"I could not be happier that were able to impact these 100 people just through this happy hour who are going to be the recipients, but all of the attendees who might not have otherwise given back to Baltimore today," said Cohen.

It's their way to lend a helping hand and bring the community together for a Mitzvah Day celebration.

"Everybody was smiling and having a good time, and in the end there were a lot of things done for a lot of people who may not have had the best day today," said Alissa Heneson, who volunteered Wednesday evening.

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