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Days of Service

Make a difference Day

October 23, 2010 marks the 20th anniversary of Make A Difference Day, the largest national day of community service. Held annually the fourth Saturday of October, Make A Difference Day is supported by USA WEEKEND and HandsOn Network, a business unit of Points of Light Institute.

MLK Day of ServiceMartin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?"

Observed annually on the third Monday in January, this is a day of service utilized to celebrate and continue realizing the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort to encourage service. See here for more information -->

Ten Ways to Make a Difference

1. Tutor a child or an adult.

2.  Be a mentor

3.  Get involved in a Big Brother/Big Sister Program

4.  Create a game night at a teen center.

5.  Support a local after-school program.

6.  Share what you know – offer to do a one-time or ongoing course for local students in drama, cooking, philosophy of hip hop— whatever you’re good at!

7.  Create a homework support program at a local homeless shelter for the children that may be there.

8.  Collect and distribute school supplies for a school or shelter.

9.  Be a Reader in a local classroom.

10. Help set up a library nook at a local barbershop.


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