Sunday, October 21, 2012

Making a Difference Day: A National Day of Doing Good

For more than 20 years, USA WEEKEND Magazine and Points of Light have joined together to sponsor Make A Difference Day, the largest national day of community service. Millions of volunteers around the world unite in a common mission to improve the lives of others.  

This year, thanks to the Tompkins family, Casady Service-Learning joined the volunteers from Buy for Less, OSU nursing school, Westminster Church, and Da Vita Dialysis Centers the morning of October, 27, National Make A Difference Day.   Volunteers framed a home and primed two houses.  There will be volunteer opportunities with Habitat for students 16 years old and older until the houses are completed.  All houses are located at Habitat's Hope Crossing Addition. Drive on I-235 and exit on Wilshire heading east to Kelley. Turn North on Kelley Ave. then turn west on N.E. 83rd. Make a right N.E. 84th and drive to Lindsay turn back north until house number 8512. The address is 8512 N.E. Lindsay. Must be sixteen to work on a Habitat for Humanity house.  Contact, 405-520-1325 for more details.

On Sunday, afternoon, from 3-5 PM, sophomore Chance B. introduced S.A.D.D. Students Against Destructive Decisions  with a pumpkin carving contest: "Carving out destructive decisions."  The Casady S.A.D.D. club first meeting was registered at the Make a Difference website as the official Casady project for Make a Difference Day.  Chance stated, "I felt there was a need in my community for the SADD chapter, we are all facing tough decisions, that are not always the popular decisions. Although it is not my comfort zone to step out in front, I felt that if I did that my peers may take notice and really listen."

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