Make a Difference Day - October
Sat, Oct 28, 2023

Make a Difference Day

National Make a Difference Day is celebrated on the fourth Saturday in October. It’s the perfect day to do something meaningful and help change the world for the better. Every individual contribution is important and can make a difference. Join us!


National Make a Difference Day was first proposed by the USA Weekend newspaper in 1992. The purpose of the event is to provide volunteer assistance throughout the country. The non-profit organization “Points of Light”, founded by former US President George W. Bush, is the sponsor of this event. People come together to do something good, from cleaning backyards to providing aid to those in need. Since its founding, the holiday has spread to 30 other countries and people around the world have taken part in it.

Interesting facts

  • In 1985, USA Weekend had a readership of about 13 million printed editions. In 2014, the newspaper was closed and replaced by “USA Today”.
  • You can receive a grant of $10 for your project if you register your participation through the official website.
  • Some research suggests that volunteers lead happier lives.
  • Historically, the female sex has taken more part in the movement than the male.
  • 40% of people chose to volunteer after being told about the movement.
  • Volunteering is also a great way to combat loneliness as it gives you the opportunity to make new friends.

How to take part

You can take part in National Make a Difference Day by doing something relevant to help. Organize a fundraiser or donate money to an organization of your choice. You can also spread the word on social media and encourage people to join the movement a month before the holiday!

When is Make a Difference Day celebrated in 2023?

Make a Difference Day is observed on the fourth Saturday of October each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday October 28 2023
Saturday October 26 2024
Saturday October 25 2025
Saturday October 24 2026