Make A Difference Day: Find Out How You Can Help!

Want to get involved in your community and help others?

Make A Difference Day is your perfect opportunity! On October 25, 2014, millions of volunteers nationwide will take part in the largest national day of community service.

USA WEEKEND Magazine, in collaboration with Points of Light, have sponsored Make A Difference Day for 20 years. This day gives people the chance to do something that helps improve the life of others. Don’t miss out on giving a contribution that will make a difference.

Several Make A Difference Day events in the area are (All events will occur on October 25):

1.) The Assistance League Children’s Book Drive is being held to collect new children’s books to promote literacy.

Assistance League of Austin from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – 4901 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX

Assistance League of San Antonio from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – 2611 West Avenue, San Antonio, TX

2.) Texas Diaper Bank Market Days where they will be restocking the shelves with repackaged diapers and wipes and also running the Market Day’s.

Texas Diaper Bank from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – 5414 Bandera Rd., 504 San Antonio, TX

3.) Community Art Day for Seniors and Adults with DisabilitiesMobile Art will visit three different nursing homes and will create art with the help of volunteers and art professionals.

Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – 6801 East Riverside Dr., Austin, TX

Maggie Johnson Nursing Center from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – 3406 East 17th, Austin, TX

Heritage Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – 2806 Real Street, Austin, TX

4.) San Antonio Children’s Museum will be collecting donations of winter clothing, disposable diapers or any unused toiletries and will donate them all to the San Antonio Children’s Shelter.

San Antonio Children’s Museum – 305 E Houston St., San Antonio, TX 78205

San Antonio Children’s Shelter – 2939 W. Woodlawn, San Antonio, TX 78228

5.) Hays County Area Food Bank will be collecting food and cash donations.

Hays County Area Food Bank – 220 Herndon St., San Marcos, TX 78666

If you would like to start a project, makeadifferenceday.com is a website that will assist you with defining your mission, recruiting volunteers and spreading the word about your efforts! Registering your project puts you in the running for one of fourteen $10,000 grants from Newman’s Own so your project can make an even bigger impact.

To find projects in your area or to receive additional information on Make A Difference Day please click here.

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