Submitted by the United Way of Northwest Georgia
Want to make a difference? Join United Way of Northwest Georgia for Make A Difference Day 2013.
Make A Difference Day is the most encompassing national day of helping others, a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Everyone can participate.
Created by USA Weekend Magazine, Make A Difference Day is an annual event that takes place on the fourth Saturday of every October. Because of the immense local popularity of this event, United Way will host projects on Oct. 25 and 26. More than 700 volunteers are needed for local projects.
For the 13th consecutive year, Mohawk Industries has sponsored United Way grants to fund projects taking place on Make A Difference Day. This year, $10,000 is available for projects in Whitfield and Murray counties.
Nonprofit organizations, public or nonprofit schools and government agencies can apply to receive grant funding for projects by downloading a grant application at www.ourunitedway.org/make-difference-day. The grant application is due by noon on Wednesday, Aug. 28.
Starting the second week in September, the public can register to volunteer for their Make A Difference Day project of choice at volunteernwga.org.
The United Way of Northwest Georgia annually connects more than 2,000 volunteers to local needs through the Volunteer Center. Visit www.ourunitedway.org/volunteer or call (706) CAN-HELP for a listing of more than 50 local volunteer opportunities. For more information, call (706) 876-1592.