Make a Difference Day 2010

Albuquerque and Rio Rancho

October 22nd and 23rd, 2010 (Friday and Saturday)

Make a Difference Day, the largest national day of helping others is celebrated each year on the fourth Friday and Saturday of October and it has become the nation’s largest day of volunteering, thanks to the passion of millions of people like you. The Center for Nonprofit Excellence at United Way of Central New Mexico is supporting the Make a Difference Day volunteer team.

Be one of over 4,000 volunteers or 300 nonprofit organizations participating in the 2010 local Make a Difference Day. Register a volunteer project to have the project added to the list below. Volunteer teams can sign up after September 13. To sign up a volunteer team simply open the relevant listing below and follow the instructions to fulfill a project. Questions: Teresa Branom 505 845-4088 or

Organization Name Description Work Neededsort icon City Number of Volunteers Needed
Share Your Care Adult Day Services Anyone or a group with musical background to perform at Share YOur Care's Ponderosa Respite location at the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church! Other Albuquerque 1 to 5 or a small band
NM Parent & Child Resources, Inc Patch parking lot and re-stripe parking spaces Other Albuquerque 4-5
Mandy's Special Farm for Women with Autism Be lead by a professional tailor to reupholster and update our living room furniture. Other Albuquerque 6-8
Bethel Community Storehouse Package food for their food pantry. Other Albuquerque 12
United Blood Services Blood drive is being held at: Los Lunas Dept of Human Services and Dept of Health on Friday, Oct 22 from 8 am to 12 pm Their address is: 445 Camino del Rey Suite B in Los Lunas Other Albuquerque 10
United Blood Services SUNDAY October 24th a blood drive is being held at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary at 6619 St. Joseph's Ave NW from 8:30 to 1:30. Blood donors are needed! Other Albuquerque 10
Share Your Care, Inc. - Rio Rancho Provide either entertainment or a talk on health tips for frail elderly with alzheimers and other illnesses. Other Rio Rancho 1-4
Morning Star House Assisting with person working on repairing leaks in the roof and to move program property at 1410 San Pedro NE to 8524 Trumbull SE Other Albuquerque 8-10
One Million Bones One Million Bones needs volunteers to staff a bone-making table for the Dia de los Muertos event at the National Hispanic Cultural Center from 12-4 p.m. Other Albuquerque 8
East Mountain High School EMHS is holding an Elementary Science Day for students on Friday, 10/22. Adults could help by coming up with one interesting demonstration and contacting EMHS in advance to arrange to present it. Other Albuquerque 4 - 6
Wings for L.I.F.E. We will pick up trash in the Martineztown neighborhood before Wings for L.I.F.E. Open Space/Restoration Cleanup Albuquerque As many as possible
Big Brothers Big Sisters Park Big Brothers Big Sisters park located on 17th Street in North Hills, Rio Rancho. Install tables, help w/patio, pull weeds, restore paths for ADA park. Open Space/Restoration Cleanup Rio Rancho 30+
Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails The Girls Scouts of New Mexico Trails need volunteers to help us improve our council office. Volunteers and Girl Scouts access our council office to host sleepovers, troop meeting and training. Landscaping Albuquerque 15
Talking Talons Youth Leadership Define the sides of a trail that goes around our bird barn with recycled edging materials (tires) Landscaping Albuquerque 5
Talking Talons Youth Leadership Assemble community garden boxes used to educate the public at our facility about different plants and ecosystems. Landscaping Albuquerque 5
Ronald McDonald House Charities of NM pull weeds,trim our bushes and clean the parking lot. They will spread and pick up cat litter on oil spills, trim flower beds,water pots and clean up and maintance of playground. Landscaping Albuquerque 25 maximum
All Faiths Receiving Home Mow and edge grass-operate aerator-light trimming of trees and bushes-rake yard-spread gravel. Landscaping Albuquerque 8 to 12
Martineztown House Weed flower bed along side side of building. Repair automatic drip system for flower bed. Replace wood chips Landscaping Albuquerque 4
Outcomes, Inc. Replace wooden fence that's approximately 61 ft. x 46 ft. Old fence needs to be removed. Landscaping Albuquerque Open
La Plazita Institute Harvesting and cleanup at La Plazita Gardens. Landscaping Albuquerque Open
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