Make A Difference Day has been helping communities since 1992

Oct. 22, 2016: Volunteers from across the country united today for Make a Difference Day.

It all started in 1992 with a challenge.  

It was a leap year and a company employee challenged people to use that extra day to make a difference in their community.  

TEGNA stations across the country will be hosting projects on Saturday, Oct. 22, that serve local needs.  Anyone can start a project or join a project by going to makeadifference.com.

"It has now grown to over 60,000 volunteers tomorrow will come together across the country in communities small and large to improve the lives of the people in their community through a variety of service projects," said TEGNA CEO Gracia Martore. 

"Whether you're putting a lemonade stand or building bikes and bears, we welcome everyone to join us," said Martore.

WBIR held a sign-up event for Connecting Hearts earlier this month, as part of Make A Difference Day. The program pairs local volunteers with at-risk seniors in the community with a weekly visit and grocery delivery. 

More information on Connecting Hearts is available here.

(© 2016 WBIR)


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