On this blog we write about things and people who make a difference. So it seems obvious we should mention Make A Difference Day 2007.
Make A Difference Day is a national day of helping others — a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Anyone and everyone can participate.
Make A Difference Day was created by USA WEEKEND Magazine and is a yearly event that takes place on the fourth Saturday of every October. This year’s event is Saturday, October 27, 2007.
The NFL has something to do with it also, but I not sure exactly what their involvement is. Whatever they are doing for Make A Difference Day is cool.
According to USA Today, since Make A Difference Day was founded "several millions volunteers have participated in Make A Difference Day, accomplishing thousands of projects in hundreds of towns." I’ve tried to find a number on how long Make A Difference Day has been going and I think it’s 15 years, but I can’t verify it.
Make A Difference Day projects can be as large or as small as volunteers care to make them!
From USA Weekend’s website, volunteers are urged to:
"Look around your community and see what needs to be done. Or let the Idea Generator help you find a project idea to help your community."
An idea generator to find stuff to make a difference. I like that!
Finally, if you do participate on Oct. 27, Make A Difference Day organizers ask that you file an entry form about your project so you can be counted among the millions of great volunteers and be considered for any awards.
Paul Newman’s food company "Newman’s Own" has donated $100,000 to Make A Difference Day. Another reason to like Paul Newman’s grape juice that Costco sells. Damn, it’s good stuff!
So here is the challenge, how can you make a difference on Make A Difference Day?