Make a Difference day

make-a-difference-day-683x448“Make a Difference day” is the largest national day of community services.

This year, the national day of doing good will be honored on Oct 27, 2012. For more than 20 years, USA WEEKEND Magazine and Points of Life have joined together to sponsor this day.  Not sure where you can help out in your community? Check out http://www.volunteermatch.org/ or www.serve.org/.

Think that volunteering only provides the benefit of the satisfaction of doing something good for someone else? There’s more! The Corporation for National & Community Service reports there is a strong relationship between volunteering and health: those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life than those who do not volunteer. As Martin Luther King, Jr. quoted “Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.” Get out there and make a difference in your community!