Actors, mayors and thousands of Girl Scouts are among the millions of Americans who’ll be volunteering in their communities on Saturday’s Make A Difference Day, the nation’s largest day of doing good.
Created by USA WEEKEND Magazine nearly two decades ago, Make A Difference Day consistently mobilizes millions of people to feed, clothe, house and otherwise care for their neighbors on the fourth Saturday of each October.
The cumulative effect of their actions helps tens of millions in need.
“This has been such a difficult year and now, more than ever, people need help,” says Marcia Bullard, President and CEO of USA WEEKEND. “Even helping for just one day can change a life.”
Make A Difference Day is sponsored in partnership with HandsOn Network and supported by Newman’s Own, which awards $100,000 in donations to the charities of Make A Difference Day volunteers.
Among the efforts happening Saturday:- In Los Angeles, actress Brittany Snow will help kick off a day of construction at a Habitat for Humanity site. Volunteers will start their day with breakfast provided by Newman’s Own. More than 50 Make A Difference Day volunteer projects nationwide are receiving a cereal donation from Newman’s Own to celebrate their work.( more good deeds around the country under the cutCollapse )source.