Kevin Bacon at the 2011 Make A Difference Day Awards luncheon.
Will you join the Oct. 27 action?
One way to help your cause: At SixDegrees.org, founded by actor Kevin Bacon and Network for Good, you can make a donation to any of 1 million charities or host a social media fundraiser.
"SixDegrees.org celebrates the power each and every one of us has to make a positive difference in the world, especially if we add up all our small actions into something great," said Bacon. "That's just what Make A Difference Day is all about and why I'm such a fan. It's a movement that reminds us to put generosity first and inspires us with incredible stories of kindness and change."
Download the 2012 app: Android phone users can register their plans, find a hometown project, view a national map of events and share their own stories via social media. The Make A Difference Day app, created by Motorola Mobility Foundation, is free via Google Play.
Awards: USA WEEKENDís Make A Difference Day is held in partnership with Points of Light and supported by Newmanís Own, which provides $130,000 in awards to Make A Difference Day projects. Awards will be presented in Washington, D.C., in April 2013.