In a wave of goodness, more than three million Americans united to improve the lives of others on USA WEEKEND’s Make A Difference Day, Saturday, Oct. 22.
From a knit-a-thon in Alaska to a neighborhood revitalization in Hawaii, thousands of projects took on some of the country’s most pressing needs.
In Washington, D.C., Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and his family worked at a public school. Across the country in Los Angeles, actress Soleil Moon Frye and her young daughters held a bake sale and lemonade stand with proceeds going to charity.
“All those little things we do collectively make such a big step,” Frye says. “That little bake sale. That little lemonade stand. The pickup on the beach. One person can do a lot.”
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