Make A Difference Day

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Emergency & Safety
  • Environment
  • Homeless & Housing
  • People with Disabilities
  • Seniors


USA WEEKEND1000 Wilson Blvd.Arlington, VA 22229 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

To motivate millions across the nation to improve their communities and help their neighbors on the fourth Saturday of each October. To recognize participants with headlines and millions of dollars in charitable grants. Make A Difference Day is the day and the way to bring volunteerism to your community and to your life.


Make A Difference Day was created in 1992 by USA WEEKEND, in partnership with the Points of Light Foundation. It is a unique program that challenges and rewards volunteers with $2.8 million in charitable donations, with the help of Newman's Own and Wal-Mart. Make A Difference Day, the nation's largest day of service takes place the fourth Saturday of each October.


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