Saturday is Make a Difference Day, the largest national day of community service, and an opportunity to honor and celebrate volunteerism. We always say at WYSK, “you don’t have to be moving mountains to make a difference”, and that is exactly what this day is about!
Make A Difference Day promotes civic engagement and connects people with opportunities to serve. It’s also a chance to inspire and show that anyone, regardless of age, location or resources, can accomplish amazing things with the simple act of volunteering.
To recognize grassroots voluntary action and the valuable work of volunteers, Newman’s Own will be awarding $10,000 grants to 10 volunteer efforts. Additionally, three cities will be awarded the same in recognition of their good deeds.
So, how do you get involved?
Start a project or find one in your community that can use your assistance
Project Compassion, dedicated to immortalizing the images of fallen military heroes, founded by Kaziah Hancock
Free The Girls, providing a better future for women with an entrepreneurial solution, founded by Kimba Langas
GlamourGals, a movement of teen volunteers bringing dignity, respect and companionship to aging women, founded by Rachel Doyle
Make A Difference Day is presented by USA WEEKEND Magazine in partnership with HandsOn Network, a division of Points of Light Institute and the nation’s largest mobilizer of volunteers.
Lead photo courtesy of Make A Difference Day