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Make a Difference Day 2015 was sponsored by Brown Industries

2015 Results are In!

843 volunteers
3,016.5 hours of service given
$70,163.79 impact on our community

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The History of Make a Difference Day

Brown Industries has partnered with United Way to enable hundreds of participants to have hands-on volunteer experiences and to make a difference in the lives of many people in our communities for 2015. Thank you to Mohawk Industries for sponsoring Make a Difference Day in Northwest Georgia from 2000 - 2014.

2000: Starting with Project Clean Sweep, 100 volunteers served 65 elderly with light house & yard work. 

2001: 235 teens and adults volunteered to spruce up Cheerhaven by painting and landscaping.

2002: 170 volunteers went to Carter Hope Center, Habitat for Humanity, Wal-Mart book and coat drive, and landscaped the Children’s Memorial Park at Northwest Elementary in Murray County.

2003: 135 volunteers landscaped Whitfield Dalton Day Care.

2004: 434 volunteers worked at Dalton Little Theatre, Creative Arts Guild, Family Support Council, Habitat for Humanity, and the Conasauga River Shed Clean-up.

2005: 391 people participated in fall yard clean up for the elderly, painting at the Creative Arts Guild, landscaping and painting at the Boys and Girls Club, and the Conasauga Rivershed Clean-up.

2006: 301 volunteers installed an outdoor learning lab at Brookwood School, cleaned-up the Conasauga River, and landscaped New Hope Middle School. 

2007: 589 participants volunteered at Gladden Middle School, Prater's Mill, Al Rollins Park, Coats for Kids, Valley Point Elementary, Westside Middle School, The Family Crisis Center, the Conasauga River Clean-up, and Cross Plains Community Partner.

2008: 641 volunteers worked at the Raisin Woods Mountain Bike Park, Dalton Green, Antioch Elementary School, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Varnell Springs, Chatsworth First United Methodist Church Saturday Sack program, Northwest Georgia Family Crisis Center, Dalton Little Theatre, Oak Haven Second Chance Home, and Conasauga River Clean-Up

2009: 436 volunteers went to Family Promise, Family Crisis Center, Beaverdale Elementary, Crown Gardens and Archives, Dalton State College, Conasauga River, and Roan Street School.

2010: 766 volunteers provided 3,259 hours to Carter Hope Center, the Humane Society of Northwest Georgia, Crown Gardens & Archives, Family Support Council, NWGA Family Crisis Center, Boys & Girls Club, Valley Point Middle School, Cross Plains, Eton Playground, Creative Arts Guild, Conasauga River Clean-Up, Chief Vann House, and Murray County Veterans Park.

2011: 571 volunteered 2,229 hours of service to the Creative Arts Guild, Valley Point Middle, Conasauga River Clean-Up, Boys and Girls Club, Raisin Woods Trail, NWGA Family Crisis Center, and Fort Mountain State Park.

2012: 773 volunteers provided 3,352 hours of service to Salvation Army, Dawnville Elementary, Carter Hope Center, Conasauga River Clean-Up, Boys and Girls Club, NWGA Family Crisis Center, Mercy’s Door, Chatsworth Nature Explorer Classroom, and Fort Mountain State Park.

2013: 938 Volunteers provided 3,185 hours of service to Friendship House, Looper Speech and Hearing Center, Brookwood Elementary, Dawnville Elementary, Creative Arts Guild, Carter Hope Center, NWGA Family Crisis Center, Whitfield County - Dalton Day Care Center, North Whitfield Middle, Dalton Red Carpet Half Marathon, Conasauga River Clean-Up, Oak Haven, Boys and Girls Club, and the Salvation Army.

2014: 973 volunteers provided 3,699.5 hours of service to our community. This is an $83,423.73 dollar impact to the Northwest Georgia area at these locations: Carter Hope Center, Murray County Senior Center, Dawnville Elementary School, Big Brother Big Sisters, United Way of Northwest Georgia, Family Support Council, NWGA Family Crisis Center, Whitfield County – Dalton Day Care, Career Academy, Brookwood elementary School, Roan Street Elementary School, Blue Ridge Elementary School City Park Elementary School, Boys and Girls Club, Southeast High School, Morris Innovative High School, Little Free Libraries, and the Conasauga River Watershed Clean-Up

2015: 843 Volunteers provided 3,016.5 hours of service to our community. This is an $70,163.79 dollar impact to the Northwest Georgia area. Brown Industries Sponsored 16 projects in the Northwest Georgia area at: Dug Gap Elementary School, Murray County Developmental Center, Lakeshore Park, Conasauga River Watershed Clean-Up, Little Free Libraries, Whitfield & Murray Meals on Wheels, Whitfield County Schools, Girl Scouts, Eastbrook Middle School, Northwest Whitfield High School, Carter Hope Center, Family Support Council/Oak Haven, Whitfield County-Dalton Day Care Center, Northwest Georgia Family Crisis Center, Coker Elementary School, and Coker Elementary School.