Cowetans can join in Make a Difference DayBy SARAH FAY CAMPBELL
There’s never a wrong time to help someone or do some good.
But next Saturday is a very good time.
Make a Difference Day projects can be large or small — hundreds of people or just one. And while some are official, and registered through the Hands On Network, many are unofficial. Some are even spur-of-the moment.
Make a Difference Day projects can be registered in the “DAY-ta-bank,” where others can find them. Registered projects are eligible to compete for one of ten $10,000 grants from Newman’s Own.
There’s only one local project currently registered — a volunteer day at the Reece Center for Handicapped Horsemanship in Palmetto. Volunteer training is held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information, visit reececenter.org .
Make A Difference Day is sponsored by USA Weekend Magazine and the Points of Light Foundation.
In previous years, local organizations and individuals have done various projects from improving playgrounds to repairing homes to picking up litter.
There’s still plenty of time to put together a project. Many local charitable organizations are always in need of volunteers.
You can find other opportunities on www.serve.gov and handsonatlanta.org . Or, you can help one person, or strike out on your own.
Either way, you can help make a difference.
For more information, visit www.makeadifferenceday.com .