Make A Difference Day


“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Mohandas “Mahatma” Gandhi


Make A Difference Day is upon us. What will you do to make a difference in your community?

Oct 23rd marks the 20th anniversary of Make A Difference Day, the largest day of community service. Founded by USA WEEKEND and partnered with HandsOn Network, this national day of doing good motivated 3 million people last year to actively participate in the betterment of their communities. We’re excited to increase participation numbers this year!

In case you are unsure of ways to get involved, below is a list of projects happening right here in your own back yards. You may sign up for any of these giving back opportunities via the HandsOn Twin Cities website, or be inspired to create your own Make A Difference Day Project!

Participate in Fall Clean Up of Seniors’ Lawns with Darts

Help Refugees Complete Energy Assistance Forms with Episcopal Community Services

Paint at the Newest Family Pathways Facility

Sew Drawstring Bags for the Troops with the American Sewing Guild

Rake Lawns with Seniors with Senior Community Services

Welcome Home new Residents with Model Cities

Help with Maintenance Tasks at Gibbs Museum

Play Bingo with Seniors at Ramsey County Care Center

Perform Home Repairs with Rebuilding Together Twin Cities

Build a Fence with Can Do Canines 

No matter what you do on this day, remember, whether your project is big or small, continuous or episodic, it will affect someone’s life and truly make a difference.




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