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Make A Difference on October 28
Join tens of thousands of volunteers across the country on Make A Difference Day, coming together with a common mission: to improve the lives of others through a wide range of community-driven service projects. Points of Light is partnering with TEGNA and the Arby’s Foundation on Make A Difference Day to mobilize volunteers nationwide and celebrate the power of people to make a difference. Do you have a project planned for Make A Difference Day? Register your service project with Make A Difference Day to be eligible for a chance to be awarded a $10,000 grant for your project’s nonprofit!
Nominate a Family of Volunteers for a Daily Point of Light Award
In the lead up to Family Volunteer Day and the launch of the Disney Family Volunteering Reward Program, Points of Light and Disney will honor families that volunteer together with a Daily Point of Light Award. This award recognizes individuals and families who spark change and improve the world.
Brooklyn Youth Team Up With NYPD to Create Community Mural
“Often times these kids feel voiceless, especially with police,” said Dana Rachlin, founder of NYC Together. “These workshops and conversations helped the teens feel heard by people who they often feel dismissed by.”
Teen Provides School Supplies to Give Every Child a Chance at Success
“At first, I didn’t really think that there was anything I could do,” said 14-year-old Kaitlyn Martinez, CEO of nonprofit Backpacks 4 Kids AZ. “[My friend] didn’t feel comfortable asking for that help. But now, two years later, , providing students across Arizona with backpacks full of the school supplies they need to succeed."

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