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Make a Difference Day 2017

 

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 27 and Saturday, October 28, 2017.  This year, Brown Industries and Phenix Flooring have 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.

Click here for the 2017 Make a Difference Day Grant Information and Application. 

 

Timeline: 

Make a Difference Day grant applications due:            July 26th

Grant Notifications sent by:                                      August 23rd

Training for grant recipients and team leaders:           September 7th 

Make a Difference Day:                                            October 27th and 28th 

 

 

 

2016:  638 Volunteers, 2,448 Hours of Service Given, 16 projects, $58,262.40 Impact to the Community

 

Click here to learn about the history of Make a Difference Day in our community! 
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 selected which projects received full or partial funding. The committee was looking for volunteer projects that will make a huge impact in Whitfield or Murray County. Below are the 2016 Make a Difference Day projects. Click on the organization name to view volunteer project information and to sign up.

'Like' United Way of NWGA on Facebook to see photos from 16 projects in 2015.