Doing good in R.I.


On April 2, the Rhode Island Jewish community hosted a series of good deeds (mitzvot) throughout the state as part of the global movement known as Good Deeds Day. Participants cleaned up, recycled, helped neighbors and collected food.

The Jewish Alliance partnered with Indie Cycle, a local e-waste recycling company to collect two truckloads of unwanted electronics totaling approximately 3,500 pounds of waste.

“In some small way, we hope we are helping to educate and encourage more people to recycle,” said Phyllis Hutnak, owner of Indie Cycle.

“I was amazed at the amount of wires, cords, cables and peripheral items we collected,” said Kara Marziali co-coordinator of the recycle event. “We used an industrial rolling cart that holds 20 bushels, and it was filled to capacity. By the end of the day, we estimated that 10,000 ft (nearly 2 miles) of wire was collected—enough to circle the Dwares JCC 10 times.

Thanks to participating organizations for supplying photos.

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