By John Ostapkovich

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Sunday is International Good Deeds Day.

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Although good deeds are welcome any day of the year, businesswoman and philanthropist Shari Arison thought it would be nice to turn up the volume.

“It started eight years ago with the simple idea that everyone can do a good deed for the benefit others. It started in Israel. It’s grown and we’re now up to more than half a million people, 50 countries, five continents and two million hours of volunteering.”

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Projects collected on their website highlight such things as cleaning up a park, hosting a book drive and repairing someone’s house.

Arison says there’s no need to plan any heavy lifting, it’s just simple caring, made real.

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