How to run a Mitzvah Makeover


Help out a charity in need of a room makeover or some painting and decorating. This project is ideal for those ages 16 years and upwards.

Before Mitzvah Day

Find a charity
You may already know of a hospice, shelter, care home, or children’s home in your area that you can approach to see if they need some work done. Alternatively, look at the Available Projects page of our website, for some ideas.

It is important to contact the charity well in advance to find out exactly what they need doing, how long it would take, how many people are needed, any particular skills required, who will be supplying the materials/expertise, timings and health and safety requirements.

Register here.

Organise a team of volunteers, and make sure that they have clear instructions as to what is required, along with the right equipment and clothing to do the job effectively. If needed, get the materials through donations from your local shops, or try websites such as or Ensure your volunteers are all able to get to the location on time.

On Mitzvah Day

Make sure that all your team members arrive on time, and have a copy of the project details. Make sure your team leader has the contact details for someone at the charity. After the project, please ensure that all waste is disposed of appropriately and that the site is cleared.

Thank your volunteers, the charity and any donors and encourage them to get involved in the future with the charity they did a makeover for.

Send Mitzvah Day some before, during and after photos and let us know about your successful Mitzvah Day Makeover Project!