National Make a Difference Week

“If we all do one small thing, collectively, it makes a massive difference”


Make a Difference Week was created by “USA Weekend” magazine in 1992 to offer Community support and encourage volunteerism across the country. The relief effort in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy offered instrumental humanitarian aid to the country.





How to Celebrate Make a Difference Week


  1. Volunteer Locally: Community Centers, Municipal Offices, Old Age Homes. Raise awareness about the needs of your community.

  2. Organize a Fundraiser: Encourage people in your community to gather together for a specific cause.

  3. Social Media: Plan a social media campaign.

  4. Always be Kind: Always be kind, compassionate and empathetic to everyone.



4 Facts about Volunteering


  1. Multiple studies have shown that single acts of volunteering helps people lead happier lives.

  2. College Students love to Volunteer.

  3. 40% of all Volunteers have been encouraged to volunteer by a friend or loved one.

  4. The majority of people confessed they chose to volunteer to be part of a team.



Another Way to Celebrate National Make a Difference Week


Organize a food drive for your local Food Banks to help the hungry and the needy, approach businesses for donations to homeless and domestic violence shelters.



"Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” —Princess Diana



Written and Submitted by GSS Agent#3013

Works Cited:


Days of the Year.com

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/make-a-difference-day/