Make a Difference Day 2018
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 26 and Saturday, October 27, 2018. 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.
#1 Carter Hope Center
When: Friday, November 9th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: 506 E. Hawthorne St. Dalton Description: Volunteers will be painting two porches for the women’s residences. Phenix Flooring is sponsoring. Volunteers needed: 15- This project is full.
#2 Little Free Libraries
When: Friday, October 26th- all day Location: Various Locations in Whitfield and Murray County Description: Install new Little Free Libraries. Brown Industries is sponsoring. Volunteers needed: 20- This project is full.
#3 American Red Cross
When: Saturday, October 27th from 9 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Location: Mack Gaston Community Center Picnic Pavillion Description: Teams will canvass neighborhoods to educate residents on fire safety and install smoke alarms at no charge.
Volunteers needed: 50
#4 United Way Young Leaders Society
When: Friday, October 26th from 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: Whitfield and Murray County Meals on Wheels Description: Assemble storage shelves and deliver meals to the home bound elderly.
Volunteers needed: 30- This project is full. (YLS members please check your email for a special sign up link)
#5 United Way Women’s Leadership Council
When: Friday, October 26th from 1 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Location: 816 S. Thornton Ave., Dalton Description: Create homemade educational books for Whitfield Dalton Day Care Center.
Volunteers needed: 20- This project is full. (WLC members please check your email for a special sign up link)
#6 United Way of Northwest Georgia
When: This project has been postponed to a later date due to weather. Location: 816 S. Thornton Ave., Dalton Description: Spruce up the grounds. Install new carpet tile in conference room. Volunteers needed: 10
#7 Conasauga River Watershed Clean-Up
When: Saturday, October 27th from 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: Multiple locations Description: Remove trash from the river.
Volunteers needed: 400
2017: 212 Volunteers, 1,089 Hours of Service Given, 9 projects, $26,560.71 Impact to the Community