Make a Difference Day
Today is Make a Difference Day, the Nation’s Largest Day of Service.
Thanks to USA WEEKEND, who came up with idea, people all across the United States are working together to help their neighbors in need.
If you’re interested in joining in, please visit the official Make a Difference Day website: http://www.usaweekend.com/section/MDDAY
While you are there, be sure to check out the information about reporting the results of your project. Participants are eligible to receive $10,000 for a charitable donation. (Sorry, you don’t get to keep it.) It’s really easy to join in and to be counted among the many others who are making a difference October 23.
The folks at USA Weekend require their participants to actually be involved on October 23. My students, however, have so many activities filling their weekends that they have taken time this week to perform random acts of kindness, such as washing their teachers’ desks, helping their teachers transport items for our recent Homecoming Day activities and volunteering time to help their clubs raise money. Some of this money will be used for the Thanksgiving food drive and various Christmas projects.
Justin (pictured at the top of this blog) chose to send a postcard to a very sick child who requested to collect postcards from the world. He found her story, as told through her teacher, from Postcrossing. Postcrossing: The Postcard Crossing Project is a fun project year around and nationwide. Participants must first create an account and request and address and Postcard ID. They mail the postcard to that address. A postcard will then be mailed to them. Participants register their Postcard ID they received, and follow the same steps to receive more postcards.
Other people who have joined in the fun say it’s almost like Christmas when the postcards begin to arrive. The postcards both encourage and brighten the day of the receiver (and sender). Teachers can get on board and create a project for their students of all ages. An entire class can “travel the world” without stepping outside their classroom.
For more information, please visit this site:
Please consider making a difference in someone else’s life. Be sure to leave a comment so that you might encourage others to do the same.
Congratulations to all of you for making a difference in someone else’s life. You made a difference in mine by just commenting on my blog. Keep up the great work. I hope that someone will surprise you next week with something special that lifts your spirits.
Casey won a copy of the Max Lucado DVD, Christmas Child. Yes, believe it or not, Christmas is just around the corner. Make a Difference Day is a just sneak peek into the season of giving.
Posted on October 23, 2010, in Uncategorized and tagged collectors, community service, helping others, kindness, Make a Difference Day, postcards, Postcrossing, Teresa Lockhart, travel, volunteering. Bookmark the permalink. 35 Comments.