video credit: USA Today
original video credit: CBS News
For more than 20 years, USA WEEKEND Magazine and Points of Light have joined together to sponsor Make A Difference Day, the largest national day of community service. Make A Difference Day is a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Millions of volunteers from around the world will unite in a common mission to improve the lives of others on Make A Difference Day, Saturday, October 26, 2013.
Thousands of projects are planned each year involving corporations, communities, nonprofit organizations, entire states and individuals. Many of the 250 HandsOn Network affiliates lead projects across the nation.
The stories told around Make A Difference Day show that anyone – regardless of age, location or resources – can accomplish amazing things when they take on the problems they see in their community. Recognizing the power of Make A Difference Day, other organizations join with USA WEEKEND and Points of Light each year to inspire and recognize the valuable work of volunteers. Newman’s Own supports the day by awarding $10,000 to the charities of each of 10 National Honorees and three City Awardees. USA WEEKEND Magazine will feature the All-Star honoree, 10 National and three City Award honorees in a special April 2014 issue coinciding with National Volunteer Week, led by Points of Light.
We invite you to join us in service on Make A Difference Day 2013.
ALSO: If you aren’t going to be a part of a programmed group project, grab some family or friends and create your own small project on the fly. Or how about a meet-up project. And of course, little ole’ you can just make your own little difference, because don’t forget, to the recipient, your little difference might just be a really big difference.
All people of the world are invited to participate. It makes no difference where you are from or where you live. Making a difference for someone else is part of the international process called LOVE.
Enjoy …and Good luck! 🙂