Make a Diffference Day 2009

What are you doing Saturday?

Participate in Make a Difference Day, America’s largest national day of service, and your charity could win a $10,000 donation from Newman’s Own! Hosted by USA WEEKEND Magazine, you can easily find a project in your community or create a new one. In 2008, 3 million people volunteered in their communities that day, completing thousands of projects in hundreds of cities.

I volunteer regularly with an animal adoption agency, but on Make a Difference Day, I want to go the extra mile. My friends and I will be on the clean up crew after the MTS “Kick Gas” Festival in San Diego. This solar-powered event features local musicians and showcases green alternatives to fuel technology. Supporting events that promote easy ways to “live greener” is important to me.

If you’ve never volunteered before, Make a Difference Day is the perfect occasion to get started! Even one day of commitment can make a big difference – offer to run errands for an elderly neighbor, serve a hot dinner at a local food bank, organize friends to clean a park, or visit your local shelter and walk the dogs.

Already have plans this weekend?

Make a difference by making a donation to a charity that is changing the lives of others. Conveniently choose a charity using the JustGive Guide or make a donation to any of the nearly 1.7 million charities on the site to support a cause you care about.

Feeling inspired to do good? Spread the word!

Recruit your friends, find inspiration and even share updates through Facebook. Check out or tell us about your experiences We’d love to hear what you’re doing!

– Sarah Myers, Program Manager

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