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GOOD DEEDS DAY IN COSTA RICA

We are a nationwide movement where members of the four main social sectors – social, public, private, and academic – unite to perform good deeds and make a difference.

In 2014, GDD reached the country thanks to the NGO Bnai Brith Costa Rica. In the record time of five weeks, we organized and managed to launch over 50 projects involving five thousand volunteers. During the next three years, we made a flash mob with hundreds of students in a public park in San José, seeking to spread the word and rub it off on more people, encouraging them to volunteer and perform good deeds. 

Since 2017, we hold the Good Deeds Festival every year to show all the good work done through that period, as well as to give the NGOs an opportunity to showcase what they do and recruit volunteers in an NGO fair. These festivals feature national bands who donate their work and stage a great concert that is open to the general public. What is more: hundreds of organizations, businesses, schools and public entities carry out good deeds projects and collaborate to make this initiative known and promote its growth, both as to the number of projects and the number of volunteers involved. 

In these eight years, dozens of media outlets have shared our work through interviews, reports and live broadcasts. 

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National Representative
Sara Gateño

Country Committee

  • Gloriana Ocontrillo

    Network Member

  • Isabel Montoya

    Network Member

Our Partners

MISSION STATEMENT

Our goal is to make Costa Rica come together in solidarity through volunteering and good deeds. We foster alliances among participants and act as a link between different vulnerable groups and participants willing to devote their time to them and meet their needs.

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FEATURED PROJECT

Afritica is a non-profit that opens up human development opportunities and promotes the acknowledgement of rights of African and Afro-Latin American populations through social action projects. During March and April of 2021, several workshops were held for Afro-Costa Rican women from the Limón Province tackling different issues, with a view to provide them with tools and knowledge applicable to their businesses and everyday life, seeking to empower them.

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  • LOGO DÍA DE LAS BUENAS ACCIONES

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  • FOLLETO DÍA DE LAS BUENAS ACCIONES

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  • DISEÑO DE LA CAMISETA

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