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Making Our Mark on Make A Difference Day

Make A Difference Day pulls people together to perform community service all across the nation to help build better lives.

Get involved in a walk for breast cancer. Paint a treatment facility. Repair a fence at a horse rescue. These are just a few projects you can participate in on Make A Difference Day.

On one day each year, the nation is inspired to make a difference. Make A Difference Day is one of the largest annual single-days of service nationwide. No matter who you are or where you’re from, each one of us has the power to do something that improves the life of another. Whether it’s starting a project that helps one person, or working on one that benefits an entire community, every contribution makes a difference.

This year, on Saturday, October 22, (or Sunday, October 23 for religious reasons) volunteers from across the country will unite for Make A Difference Day, one of the largest annual single-days of service nationwide. Since 1992, volunteers and communities have come together on Make A Difference Day with a single purpose: to improve the lives of others.

Started by USA Today newspaper, now Make A Difference Day is made possible by you and the people of TEGNA with support from Arby’s Foundation and Points of Light.

How do you make a difference?

If you want to find a project or register your project so others can join in, go to the Make A Difference Day website.

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well, many DCR employees are once again participating in a local Walk for Breast Cancer that happens to fall on Make A Difference Day. We’ve made it a big deal around the office to encourage participation. Whenever someone makes a monetary contribution or signs up to be a walker with a PINK pen, they ring a bell and people come running and shouting. They get to choose a prize (eyes closed, no peeking) from a big PINK box, and there are PINK prizes.

As part of our goal to be a good corporate citizen, DCR supports many charitable initiatives year-round including volunteering during working hours.

It was a close call that we South Floridians missed the fury of Hurricane Matthew, but Haiti was hit hard, so we collected canned goods and clothing for victims. Additionally, there’s a gofundme campaign to help support a Vietnamese orphanage.

Another project we recently did as a small group involved volunteering at Boca Helping Hands where several employees and executives helped serve in the:

  • Kitchen: Preparing meals, serving lunch, dishes, clean up and trash.
  • Food Center: Handing out pantry bags, helping clients to the car, checking bags, making sandwiches, rolling silverware and clean up.
  • Warehouse: Packing grocery, produce and meat bags, stocking the shelves, marking barcodes, breaking down boxes as well as loading and unloading trucks.

Here we are in all our “hair net” glory at Boca Helping Hands!

At DCR, we are continually making a difference in our communities, not just on Make A Difference Day!

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