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We Invite you to Join Us and Get Involved This National Make a Difference Day

Join Us as We Get Involved This National Make a Difference Day

Let’s lend a helping hand this National Make a Difference Day.

Today is National Make a Difference Day, an annual observance that emphasizes the importance of community service and volunteerism throughout the United States. This unofficial holiday first began in 1992 when a major national newspaper suggested that citizens use the extra day that they had due to the leap year to do something for their communities. The idea was so popular that National Make a Difference Day has been reccognized ever since.

For those of us who wish to get involved this National Make a Difference Day, our options are limited only by our generosity and willingness to give back. Here are just a few of the ways that we can serve our communities and those in need.

  • visit a senior center and perhaps provide some happiness to a person who might not have family in the area
  • donate money or goods to a charity
  • volunteer at a local non-profit, shelter, or aid society which can be as little as an hour, or a regular commitment on a weekly or a monthly basis
  • organize a food drive for our local food banks
  • organize a fundraiser for a non-profit organization
  • volunteer at our children’s school
  • adopt a pet from a local animal shelter
  • donate blood

It’s important to keep in mind that making a difference in someone’s life doesn’t have to be a grand gesture. Something as simple as taking a disadvantaged youth out to lunch, supporting local businesses, and buying from companies that adhere to fair-trade and humane business practices can make a difference in more ways than we might think. And this can be accomplished throughout the year, not just on National Make a Difference Day.

One of my personal favorite adages that I try to live by, is that we are given one voice, one vote, one paycheck. Where we spend our money, how we vote, and what we stand up for, define who we are as individuals, as well as what our society stands for.

Please join us in National Make a Difference Day today!

Join us at The Maria Sanchez Show as we give back this National Make a Difference Day.  Don’t forget to check out our latest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown.  Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT.

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