This is the nation's largest day of community service, as millions of volunteers across the USA work to improve the lives of others. Launched by USA WEEKEND and NBC in 1992, Make a Difference Day has brought millions of volunteers across the country together on projects big and small that make a difference in the lives of others.
Meet the Press's Chuck Todd is all about keeping it local. "No offense to national charities, but the commitment lasts longer when you can touch it." he says. "I do get something out of actually bring there."
do-over.me is a new local Illinois 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation that was founded on March 24, 2014 to support people in transition. We are moving into new office space at 1141 Commerce Drive in Geneva on Saturday, October 25, 2015 from 8:00 AM until 12:00 Noon and we need YOUR help!
There are lots of things to do and together we can make it happen. Many hands will speed the progress and also build engagement and community. Please join us and Make A Difference - a local difference that you can reach out and touch.
Brian Williams of ABC Nightly News says that acts of kindness are contagious. "I'm convinced that the feeling you get volunteering...triggers a kind of 'joy endorphin'."
Let's spread the energy of do-over.me and trigger feelings of joy within the lives of ourselves and the "others" that do-over.me can support. If you are unable to participate on this date and want to help, check out our Wish List! Maybe you have an item you can donate. Or make a monetary donation! Every little bit helps.
$25 will write a targeted cover letter to promote a job seeker to a new employer. $45 will allow a new client to attend the series of First Things First classes. $50 will provide a private, one-on-one coaching session. $150 will provide a scholarship for someone who is unable to pay. $500 will create a marketing plan for an individual to effective and pro-actively search for the position that will allow them to best share their unique gifts.
TV icon, Carson Daly reminds us, "The giving is the important thing. I am happy to shine a light on the need to give back."