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 27, 2012.
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
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.