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The Make a Difference Day grant application is due by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Make A Difference Day is the most encompassing national day of helping others -- a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Everyone can participate. Created by USA WEEKEND Magazine, Make A Difference Day is an annual event that takes place on the fourth Saturday of every October.  Because of the popularity of this event, United Way will host projects on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22, 2016.  This year, Brown Industries and Phenix Flooring has made available $10,000 to United Way of Northwest Georgia to fund projects taking place on Make a Difference Day. A committee of United Way volunteers will select which projects receive full or partial funding. The committee is looking for volunteer projects that will make a huge impact in Whitfield or Murray County. The grants will range from $100 – $5,000.  Please apply for an amount that you feel is realistic for your project. 

This grant is for projects taking place on Make a Difference Day, Friday, October 21, 2016 and/or on Saturday, October 22, 2016. The project should be completed in its entirety during this two-day period.  This grant application is due by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 23, 2016.  Please complete your application online at

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Click here to learn about the history of Make a Difference Day in our community.