What A Difference A Day Makes

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 makeadif@aol.com.

Make a Difference Day

One response to “What A Difference A Day Makes

  1. Just as an additional note and request for help, every year the Westport Girl Scouts participate in Make a Difference Day by helping different groups of children. Last year, the girl scouts put together care packages for pediatric cancer patients. This year, Westport Girl Scouts (my 5th grade troop included!) will be helping out the Cesar Battala School and Family Resource Center in Bridgeport, CT by conducting a book and after-school snack drive. We’re planning to provide approximately 350 children in grades K-2 with bags consisting of 2+ books each, some healthy snacks to take home, and a new or gently used stuffed animal to read to. We’ll also be including bookmarks that the Westport Girl Scouts make as a token of our friendship and support. IF YOU HAVE GENTLY USED BOOKS OR SMALL TO MEDIUM-SIZE STUFFED ANIMALS SUITABLE FOR K-2 CHILDREN THAT YOU ARE WILLING TO DONATE, WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THEM. Please drop on my front porch at 3 Cross Brook Lane, Westport and we will put them to good use! Thanks from Kings Highway 5th Grade Troop 50889!