Nineteen years ago, USA WEEKEND magazine initiated Make A Difference Day, an event to encourage volunteerism and action on the fourth Saturday of every October. This year, in light of the White House's United We Serve campaign, Make A Difference Day could see record numbers of volunteers show up across the country to lend their part.
- Los Angeles: Volunteers taking part in a Habitat For Humanity Build.
- Las Vegas: The Goodie Two Shoes Foundation is giving new pairs of shoes to over 1,500 needy kids.
- New York City: Volunteers will plant 20,000 new trees.
- Washington D.C.: Over 1,000 volunteers will help to refurbish schools and libraries.
Web junkies can become a fan of Make A Difference Day on Facebook. Make A Difference Day encourages interested volunteers to enter their zip code on AARP's Create The Good to find local public service opportunities.