National Make a Difference Day
About National Make a Difference Day
Date When Celebrated: Make a Difference Day is observed on the fourth Saturday in October
National Make a Difference Day began in 1992. This is a national day is for 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. Activities can take almost any form: cleanup, fix-up, painting, and repair in poorer neighborhoods, parks, and municipal facilities. It doesn’t matter what project you take on. Nor, does it matter whether you help a non-profit organization, the community, your town, a nursing home, a church, a food kitchen, or any other group in need. What matters is that you participate.
Commit to helping others for just one day. Make a difference on Make a Difference Day!
Did You Know? Each year on Make a Difference Day, ex-President Jimmie Carter gets out his hammer and saw, and helps to build or rebuild housing in underprivileged areas. There is no better example of people helping others than this!
How to Celebrate National Make a Difference Day
- Get the neighbors together and clean up your street.
- Assist a neighbor in need.
- Organize a group to clean and spruce up your local park.
- Join an organization that provides service to others.
- Help someone else.
- On a personal level, do something a make a difference in your life.
“It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.” – – Tom Brokaw
History and Origin of National Make a Difference Day
This special day was created by an article written in the USA Newspaper in 1992. The article encouraged its readers to do a good service to their community and support those in need.
Needless to say, the idea caught on and quickly spread around the country.
We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a “National” day. The is no record of a congressional or presidential proclamation. However, the importance of the work performed this day merits the word “national” in the title.
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