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Make a Difference Day: Your Chance to Make the World a Better Place

Every year on the fourth Saturday of October, millions of people across the United States participate in activities designed to make a positive difference in the world. Since 1992, this day has been celebrated as Make a Difference Day.

What can you do to celebrate Make a Difference Day?

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How to Celebrate Make a Difference Day

Would you like to impact the world in a positive way?

Celebrate Make a Difference Day on the fourth Saturday of October each year.

Consider becoming involved in one of the many planned Make a Difference Day events nationwide, or perhaps create your own special event.

Make a Difference Day was created in 1992 by USA WEEKEND magazine and joined by Points of Light. It is now an independently operating “holiday” but recognized nationally with many different community service events.

I love the concept of people gathering together for no purpose other than to be good and kind to others and help better lives for everyone.

Perhaps you are already involved in community service, or you would like to be. This day is a wonderful way to grow your involvement!

Be Inspired to Get Involved in Make a Difference Day

Below, I share some of the wonderful stories that have grown out of this special day. These four posts that I am highlighting present different perspectives on the concept of making a difference.

But despite their differences, they are all impactful.

Rather than repeating what has been done, I hope these stories fill you to bursting with ideas that you and your community can put into action this October.

Don’t miss out on your chance to join the action!

Although you can work to make a difference any day of the year, it feels much more impactful when you know that thousands of others are working in tandem across the world at the same time.

I encourage you to find a way to make a difference that is meaningful to you.

Click on any of the titles to be taken directly to the associated article. I hope they will inspire you as much as they have inspired me.

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Inspiring Stories about Make a Difference Day

Make a Difference in the World Every Day

Lori Deschene of wanted to explore the concept of making major impacts on society while simultaneously improving our daily lives.

She polled her followers for ways to achieve both goals and compiled their responses. This list shows just how much of an impact everyday actions, both large and small, can have on the world.

50 Small Ways to Make the World a Better Place

Janine Ripper of originally focused on doing “big” things” that make a difference.

She soon realized that she could have far more impact on the world by focusing small, and her list has some inspiring ideas that we can all use.

8 Kids Under 12 Who Are Changing the World, Right Now

If you thought it was too hard to make a difference because you are “just one person”, read these inspiring stories, each demonstrating how just one person is making a difference in their community.

The twist is that each of them is under 12 years old!

7 Steps to Raise a Child Who Will Make a Real Difference in this World

This is a powerful article from about how to give your children the tools they need in life to impact their world, from unconditional love to boundaries to empowerment.

Whatever our ages, we can all use these tools.

Make a Difference Quotes

And what would inspiration be, without some – bonus! – inspirational quotes? If you enjoy quotes as much as I do, you are sure to like this post. has compiled a thorough list of quotes, sayings, and proverbs about the power of influencing. These are sure to inspire you, today and every day.

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Final Thoughts on What is Make a Difference Day?

I hope you will go out and make a difference for a friend, your community, or our planet today!

Large or small, the world will benefit from the unique gifts that you have to give.

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1 thought on “Make a Difference Day: Your Chance to Make the World a Better Place”

  1. Beautiful Lori! It’s cool the picture you have here is the same picture we used for our Highschool Reunion Team. I enjoyed reading this and will read it all soon.

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