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Make A Difference Day

With so many pressing needs in our communities, can one day of volunteering really make a difference? You bet it can. And C&S volunteers are living proof. Each year, hundreds of our employees take action on “Make a Difference Day.” They pack groceries at food banks, clean up parks, paint recreation centers, stocking shelves at a community kitchen, and more. And at the end of the day, the world is a just a little better.

Why We've Participated Since 2003
Make A Difference Day is an annual event that brings millions of Americans together each October to work as volunteers in their communities. Created by USA WEEKEND Magazine in 1990, the event is aptly described as a “celebration of neighbors helping neighbors.” Projects typically involve teams of volunteers working together to serve others or to tackle a something in need of doing.

Projects can be small and highly-focused: some people choose to visit residents in nursing homes, collect food for the hungry, or volunteer in a homeless shelter. There are also large projects, such as building a home with Habitat for Humanity, hosting a community health fair, or cleaning up a riverbank. In 2010, more than three million people participated in Make A Difference Day, including 255 C&S employees. The company covers the cost of all supplies needed to accomplish Make A Difference Day projects.

C&S 2010 Make A Difference Day projects included:

Aberdeen & North East                          

Meeting Ground Homeless Shelter

 

Bethlehem                                            

Food Bank of Lehigh Valley, Meals on Wheels

 

Birmingham                                          

Children’s Hospital of Birmingham

 

Brattleboro                                           

Drop In Center

 

Chester/Montgomery/Newburgh                               

Habitat for Humanity

 

Collington                                             

Lighthouse Homeless Shelter (postponed due to construction)

 

Dubois                                                 

Salvation Army

 

Dunmore                                              

Weinberg Food Bank

 

Erie                                                     

Friends of the Night Homeless Shelter

 

Fresno                                                 

Community Food Bank of Fresno

 

Harriburg                                              

Food Bank of Central PA (project on 10/26/2010)

 

Hatfield                                                

Food Bank of Western Mass.

 

Hawaii                                                  

Wainane Homeless Shelter

 

Keene                                                  

HeadStart – SW Community Services and Monadnock United Way

 

Mauldin                                                

Ronald McDonald House

 

Sacramento                                          

Food Bank of Yolo County

 

Stockton                                              

Stockton Food Bank

 

Windsor Locks & Suffield                       

Foodshare Food Bank

 

Westfield                                              

O’Connor Animal Shelter