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On the fourth Saturday in October,
millions of Americans unite to do good for others on Make A Difference Day. A USA TODAY initiative, backed by Gannett, we are proud to head this nationwide effort and recognize the everyday people whose contributions improve communities and better lives.


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Make A Difference Day is over 20 years strong and is the nation’s largest day of community service. Make A Difference Day is a USA TODAY initiative, backed by the Gannett Company, and wouldn’t be possible without our collaboration with Points of Light and the support of Newman’s Own.

It is a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Millions of volunteers from across the nation will unite in a common mission to improve the lives of others on Make A Difference Day, Saturday, October 24, 2015. The stories told around Make A Difference Day show that anyone – regardless of age, location or resources – can accomplish amazing things when they take on the problems they see in their community.


Recognizing the power of Make A Difference Day, other organizations join with USA TODAY and Points of Light each year to inspire and recognize the valuable work of volunteers. Newman’s Own supports the day by awarding $10,000 to the charities of each of 10 National Honorees and three Community Awardees.

We invite you to join us in service on Make A Difference Day 2015.


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