Please look at our list of registered projects to plug in to, and/or list your project if you are creating one. All are welcome!
Your donations are a big part of our success. Check here for a list of requested items. Can you donate? All are needed on Make A Difference Day!
Join us for community information meetings in preparation for Make a Difference Day! Share details about your project, find volunteers, or volunteer for an existing project.
The Greater Wenatchee Area has been a national leader in Make a Difference Day, earning 9 national awards including top honors for the very first Make A Difference Day in 1992.
Make a Difference Day is an all-encompassing national day of service dedicated to helping others — a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. We are a completely non-profit, grassroots effort and YOU are welcome to be a part of it. We are always looking for people to help coordinate this huge community effort.
If you want to join in, or if you have questions about the day, or need help on this website, please contact:
- Top national honors in 1992
- Top national award in 1993:
“Make A Difference Community of the Year”
- Honorable Mention in 1994
- “Encore Awards” for repeated outstanding Make a Difference Day efforts in 1995, 1997, 1998, 2002 and 2011
- Top national award in 2017
All across the Wenatchee Valley and North Central Washington
8,000+ participants in recent days of service
If you ‘carrot’ all …
Thank you Christie Ottosen of Wenatchee who wrote about our Make A Difference Day on the “Uplift the World” blog. Click here if you want to read her invitation to do a good deed Oct. 26, 2019: https://uplifttheworld.org/2019/10/20/making-a-difference/
The Community Foundation of NCW has presented $200 grants to 14 organizations to support 2019 Make A Difference Day projects. They are: Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council, Cascade Christian Academy, Camp Fire North Central Washington Council, Entiat Tree Board, Foster Creek Conservation District, Lincoln Elementary PTA, Malaga-Colockum Community Council, Ohme Gardens Friends Society, SAGE, Wenatchee River Read more about Grants Awarded 2019[…]
Join us at our October 23 community information meeting in preparation for Make a Difference Day (Oct. 26, 2019)! It’s at 4 pm at The Wenatchee World, 14 N. Mission St. Ask questions and make last minute plans. Share details about your project, network, find volunteers, or volunteer for an existing project.
Join us at our September community information meeting in preparation for Make a Difference Day (Oct. 26, 2019)! Share details about your project, network, find volunteers, or volunteer for an existing project. Details: Wednesday Sept. 18, 2019, at 4 p.m. at The Wenatchee World, 14 N. Mission St. All are welcome.
$200 Grants Available for Make A Difference Day Projects Deadline October 1, 2018 The Community Foundation of NCW is now accepting applications for grants to support Make A Difference Day projects in the Wenatchee Valley. Grants up to $200 are available to organizations or individuals that are planning a project this year and participated in Read more about $200 Grants Available for Make A Difference Day Projects[…]
Want to see KING TV’s spotlight on our 2017 national award winning effort? Click here: https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/wenatchee-volunteers-make-a-difference-and-get-national-attention/281-545450630
April 16, 2018 — It’s National Volunteer Week and no more fitting time to let you know that TEGNA, Arby’s Foundation and Points of Light announced that the Wenatchee Valley is one of 13 Make A Difference Day National Award winners. This year’s winning projects were selected from nearly 800 projects that took place on Make A Read more about WENATCHEE VALLEY WINS NATIONAL AWARD AND $10,000![…]
ANIMAL Hale Dog Park was cleaned up. Trusting Spirit Horse Rescue area was cleaned up; 2 shelters constructed. Boxes of pet food were collected and donated to Wenatchee Humane Society. CHILDREN Bikes for Kids. 88 bikes given away; $10.00 collected. Bike repair clinic. Bikes repaired; 7 bikes donated to bike repair clubs. Books for children. Read more about 2017 PROJECTS REPORT (HERE’S WHAT WE HEARD ABOUT YOUR PROJECT)[…]
Makenna Schwab, Austin Andrus and Kyle Steinburg at Cherry Creek Media record Public Service Announcements 10-4-2017 Thank you for lending your voices in support of Make a Difference Day today. And thank you Kyle Steinburg and Wenatchee Auto Body and Fender for your matching challenge to donate up to $5,000 to Makenna’s project to benefit Read more about Click here to find out what happened today![…]