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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Make a difference Day

This Saturday is Make a Difference Day. This holiday is celebrated the fourth Saturday in October every year, although it is something we should celebrate every day of the year. Initiated in 1990, this is a national day devoted to helping others by doing volunteer work in the community. The activity can be almost anything. On this day, millions of Americans participate in community improvement projects. It takes the form of cleanup, fixup, painting, and repair in poorer neighborhoods, parks and municipal facilities. It doesn't matter what project you take on. It doesn't matter whether you help a non-profit organization, the community, your town, nursing home, a church, a food kitchen, or any other group in need. What matters is that you participate. If you want to join in on a project head over to http://www.makeadifferenceday.com/. Here you can find projects scheduled in your area, or you can submit one of your own to share with others. This year, businesses, nonprofit organizations, families, neighbors and individuals will come together to improve their communities on Saturday, October 28. Volunteers are encouraged to register their service project with Make A Difference Day. By doing so, project organizers are eligible to win a $10,000 grant to donate to a charity of their choice. This can be done at the website. 

Do you have plans to participate? What ideas do you have to help your community? Do you do other volunteer work?

9 comments:

  1. I love this idea. What a fabulous "holiday" to celebrate. Doing good for others is great for everyone- the people you're helping and yourself. I love this for teaching the kiddos to think of others too. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. This is a great idea. I try on a daily basis to make a difference in someone's life. Volunteering is something I am passionate about.

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  3. What a great idea! I want to celebrate this for sure! Cantw ait to see what everyone does!

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  4. I have never heard of this before. I love the idea of a community coming together to clean up and teach children to value the community they live in!

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  5. I had honestly never heard of Make a Difference Day before. But giving back is so important. What a great day to help out others!

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  6. This is a great opportunity to find a way to get involved in your community. I'm sure most communities could use a hand!

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  7. What a great day to have and use as an opportunity to do something good. We need more days like this!

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  8. Gosh I had no idea about this. Saturday is also my birthday and I wanted to do something out of the norm, doing something to make a difference for my community sounds like a great idea! I am not sure what I will do though, yet!

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  9. People should do something to make a difference in their community. I started a nonprofit years ago out of passion for a cause and need.

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