As I was recently looking for a day that I could launch my Manifesto Bloginar for Visionary Writers, I stumbled upon a day that almost had me move the start of the Bloginar to a Saturday. It’s Make a Difference Day. Here’s a little bit about it from the holidayinsights.com:
When: The fourth Saturday in October
Initiated in 1990, this is a national day is for devoted to helping others by doing volunteer work in the community. The activity can be almost anything. 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.
Make a commitment to help others for just one day. Make a difference on Make a Difference Day!
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!
Is that cool or what? Of course, you could say — “Shouldn’t every day be a day for making a difference?” to which I would answer — “why yes, certainly.” Still, it’s nice to know that on the fourth Saturday in October some of us might just be more intentional about reaching out to our neighbors and lending a helping hand. How about you?
What difference will you be making on Oct. 22, 2011?