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MAKE A DIFFERENCE Join us this year Oct. 27, 2018

Make a difference in the Wenatchee Valley October 27, 2018


Millions have participated over the past two decades. What will YOU do Oct 27, 2018?


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.

About US

Making a difference in the Wenatchee Valley
A national day of service

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:

Laurel Helton

Margie Kerr

  • national awards

    • 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
    ALSO OF NOTE: Makenna Schwab $10,000 National Winner 2015 and Sarah Strang $10,000 National Winner 2016
  • Top national award in 2017
  • projects

    All across the Wenatchee Valley and North Central Washington

  • volunteers

    8,000+ participants in recent days of service


Meet those leading our community effort
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“Our well-established tradition of ‘see a need, do a good deed’ on the fourth Saturday of October is grass-roots, straight-from-the-heart giving, and it reaches into nearly corner of our community.”
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“Like every year, this year is really awesome — great projects to help lots of good people.”

If you ‘carrot’ all …

Margie Kerr and Laurel Helton



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