This October 22nd, millions of volunteers across the nation will unite with a common mission – to improve the lives of others. Now in its 25th year, Make A Difference Day is the largest day of community service in the nation.
And, it’s the perfect opportunity to introduce volunteerism to children of all ages!
Sponsored by the TEGNA Foundation, participants are eligible for several awards. Each year, TEGNA awards $140,000 in grants to 14 honorees chosen by a distinguished panel of judges. Award winners designate the grant money to a charity of their choice.
- 10 National Award Winners
These are 10 projects that go above and beyond in finding a need in their communities and completing a project to tackle that need.
- 3 Community Award Winners
A project or projects that is/are organized or supported by local government and/or local mayor. This could mean that the local government and/or mayor sponsored, organized, funded and/or staffed the event.
- 1 All-Star Award Winner
A past winner that has demonstrated excellence in volunteerism this Make A Difference Day.
Click the video link below to see the 2015 Make a Difference Day Awards Luncheon.
Getting kids and teens involved in community service in Delaware
If your student would like to make a difference, it’s time to get started! First, ask yourself these three questions:
What is my child’s passion? Books? Sports? Animals? There are community service options to address absolutely every interest. From walk-a-thons, to beach clean-ups, to performing at local senior centers, finding the right match for his project is crucial to help him develop a love of serving others.
What are my child’s abilities? Its easy to overcommit when you are enthusiastic, so set some limits to start.
What about the time commitment? Start slow. Let your student pick a project this year and finish it. The sense of accomplishment he will experience is worth the effort.
For more information about how to register a new project, join an existing one, or to review ideas from past award winners, visit Make a Difference Day.
Back to Basics recognizes the importance of having a presence in the community, whether through participation at local events or through charitable giving. We are sincerely committed to creating a better world! Visit the Back to Basics in the Community page to see our upcoming events, as well as our many volunteer projects throughout the years.
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