Every year since 1992 on the fourth Saturday of October, Make a Difference Day has been celebrated. This day is celebrated by communities coming together to celebrate and perform volunteer work in their towns for organizations and individuals in need.

“This holiday was founded in 1992 when USA Weekend – the second largest national newspaper at that time – suggested to its readers that since 1992 was a leap year people should take the extra day and use it to do something good for their communities or for those in need. The idea caught on like wildfire and has been celebrated ever since.”

Ways to Make a Difference:

  • Raise money for a local charity
  • Volunteer at a school or humane society
  • Listen to someone who really needs to talk
  • Take a walk and pick up litter
  • Write notes of gratitude to someone
  • Pay-It-Forward to assist the local farmer
  • Volunteer remotely
  • Donate blood
    • 1 pint of blood can save up to 3 lives. You can save 3 lives if donate blood.

Bottles 4 A Cure in Syracuse, NY collects bottles and cans each year in the name of Make A Difference Day. The proceeds are donated to cancer research.

Always try to do what you can to make a difference, don’t forget to use #MakeADifferenceDay on social media.

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”  ― Mother Teresa