Every day, Westporters make a difference.
Once a year, we draw attention to what we do, and how we do it.
The idea behind “Make a Difference Day” is not to pat ourselves on the back. It’s to encourage everyone to do something — anything — to make a difference.
That “day” is actually a week: October 17-25. So far, 42 projects have been submitted to organizers. Many were quickly filled. A few still need volunteers:
- Fall clean-ups for Homes With Hope, CLASP and Caroline House.
- 3 food drives at Super Stop & Shop: help man tables at the store.
- The Gillespie Center needs rooms painted.
- The Senior Center has drop-in projects (Saturday, October 24, 9:30-11:30 a.m.): assemble toiletry bags for homeless men, comfort bags for abused women, and arts and crafts kits for children in need.
Other projects can be found at www.westport-makeadifday.org. You can submit projects there too. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.