Make a Difference Day is celebrated on the fourth Saturday of October. This year that will be October 27. Initiated in 1990, this national day is 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. It takes the form of cleanup, fixup, painting, and repair in poorer neighborhoods, parks and municipal facilities. It doesn’t matter what project you take on. It doesn’t matter whether you help a non-profit organization, the community, your town, nursing home, a church, a food kitchen, or any other group in need. What matters is that you participate.
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 not better example of people helping others than this!
You may think that you are just one person and not able to make a big impact. But think about this…your neighbor has been struggling to make ends meet or to get things done around their yard. You know this from a variety of sources. So, you decide to come over and help with some chores around the house that seem to always get pushed to the side. Or perhaps you decide to bake a casserole and bring it to your neighbor, so they can have a hot meal to eat.
So, what can you do this coming Saturday? Let’s all make a difference!
Until next time….
Change. Discover. Transform.
Carla Carter, Ed.D., LCPC, CMPC, EMDR Certified