5 Minutes for Making a Difference – Make A Difference Day

October 23, 2010 is Make A Difference Day!

For 20 years, USA WEEKEND and HandsOn Network, a business unit of Points of Light Institute, have joined together to sponsor Make A Difference Day, the largest national day of community service. Held annually on the fourth Saturday in October, Make A Difference Day is a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors.

Do you want to get involved?

Visit the Make A Difference Day site to search for projects by state or zip code.

You can also become a fan of Make A Difference Day on Facebook to receive instant updates and connect with others who will be volunteering!

Let’s get out there and spend Saturday making a difference.

Tomorrow, my daughter and I will be taking part in a service project at her school, making sandwiches for a local homeless shelter.

I’d love to hear all about your plans for Make A Difference Day. Please share them in the comments section below.


  1. says

    We are heading over to the school to install a new basketball hoop, donate play ground supplies, clean up the grounds, and give the school a good deep cleaning. :)

  2. says

    Such a great day! In honor of National Make a Difference Day, I did a beach day clean-up with my mom. I’ve also nominated her for this great contest on the JIC site called Gems Among Us – such a great theme and some amazing stories have been posted! Hoping we win and can celebrate together!

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