Volunteers across the country come together each October for Make A Difference Day, united with a common mission to improve the lives of others through service projects. And each year, TEGNA recognizes 14 outstanding project leaders, awarding $140,000 in grants that are donated to the charities related to the winning projects. As we prepare for Make A Difference Day 2017, Points of Light is recognizing these extraordinary difference makers with Daily Point of Light Awards.
Make a Difference Day
Millions of volunteers unite in service each October for Make a Difference Day, participating in a variety of projects to make a meaningful impact on their communities. This week, volunteers with 13 nonprofits and community groups – selected from thousands of entrants – will be honored for their outstanding 2015 Make a Difference Day projects.