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Volunteer! Project ideas
Volunteer! Project ideas
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Inspiration to get you started

From the military and community groups to churches and whole communities, these projects are just a few of the ways groups and individuals have impacted their communities. A great place to start is with the projects that were nationally recognized for their efforts.

Previous honorees

Choose a link below to read about the projects honored that year.

1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003
2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008

Real-life examples

Schools K-12
College students

More In Make A Difference Day

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.