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WE tv is the official cable partner for USA WEEKEND's Make A Difference Day 2009.

"Change lives and make your own richer."
Troy Dunn, star of "The Locator" (Saturdays, 9 p.m. ET)

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I believe it's the responsibility of everybody to give to somebody. Whether it's your time or money, you always walk away feeling good about the experience when you lend a hand to someone in need. Some days you would love to help everyone, but you can't, of course. I don't know how to feed every starving child in Africa, but I at least can feed one. And if each of us helps one child, collectively, we can make a big difference. That's what my WE tv show, The Locator, is all about: making an impact, one person at a time.

For 20 years, I've reunited loved ones with their families, starting with finding my own mom's biological mother. I wish that more people would get to experience that same feeling -- not necessarily presenting somebody with his mother, but the feeling of giving something meaningful that takes hard work to pull off.

When you touch another person's life, you create change that ripples into the eternities. And it changes you. It's called "giving back," but you gain so much more than you can possibly give. If more people had that experience, we'd live in a different, better world.

That's why I'm asking you to join USA WEEKEND's Make A Difference Day next month and make your own impact on the world. It can be something as simple as reaching out to a neighbor who has fallen on hard times or as ambitious as mobilizing your entire community.

I guarantee that whatever you choose to do not only will change the lives of the people you help, but it also will make your own life so much richer.

WE tv is the official cable partner for USA WEEKEND's Make A Difference Day 2009.

This story kicks off our joint efforts to encourage more Americans to volunteer on Make A Difference Day -- and all year long through WE tv's WE Volunteer campaign. Watch for messages about Make A Difference Day on WE tv and at WEVolunteer.tv.

Make A Difference Day, the largest national day of helping others, is sponsored by USA WEEKEND Magazine and its 600 carrier newspapers. Make A Difference Day is held in partnership with HandsOn Network and is supported by Newman's Own, which provides $10,000 donations to charities selected by of each of 10 national honorees. The 19th Make A Difference Day is Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009.

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Make A Difference Day, the largest national day of helping others, is sponsored annually by USA WEEKEND Magazine and its 800 carrier newspapers. Make A Difference Day takes place on the 4th Saturday in October each year.