Make a Difference Day


Make A Difference Day is one of the largest national days of community service. Celebrated on the fourth Saturday of October, thousands of volunteers unite in a common mission to improve the lives of others.

For over two decades, Points of Light has partnered with media to mobilize and celebrate the power of people to make a difference. This year, we are thrilled to continue this tradition with TEGNA, which includes 46 television stations in 23 states.

On Saturday, October 28, 2017, Points of Light and TEGNA’s affiliate television stations will seize the moment to inspire, equip and mobilize corporations, nonprofit organizations, families and individuals to improve their communities. Together, we will recognize the efforts of this day by awarding $10,000 to the charities of each of the 10 National Honorees and three Community Awardees.

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Past Make a Difference Days

2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012