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 mdd@doeal.gov.

Organization Namesort icon Description Work Needed City Number of Volunteers Needed
New Life Homes Volunteers will paint courtyard gates and storage doors in the courtyard areas for our residents with disabilities (approximately 30 courtyards). Painting Albuquerque 15
NM Parent & Child Resources, Inc Patch parking lot and re-stripe parking spaces Other Albuquerque 4-5
NMPCR/Michael's Place Playground fence rebuild using ready to mount wood panels, paint benches and picnic table and paint and decorate playground wall. Other Albuquerque 25
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
Outcomes, Inc. Clean Windows. Remove water spots and then clean inside & outside of windows. Cleaning Albuquerque Open
Outcomes, Inc. Replace wooden fence that's approximately 61 ft. x 46 ft. Old fence needs to be removed. Landscaping Albuquerque Open
Outcomes, Inc. Steam clean the carpet and general cleaning of or reception area and community room. Spot clean ghe walls. Help make our spaces clean and inviting for our clients! Cleaning Albuquerque 5
Outcomes, Inc. - Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program Christmas collection drive - Stocking stuffers (50 children infant -15 yrs.), small gifts for grandparents (45 approx.) & Christmas arts & crafts projects. Collection Drive Albuquerque 5
Presbyterian Hospital Project:Hospital Buddy Dolls-sew some plain muslin dolls for kids! Other Albuquerque Open
Presbyterian Hospital Make some simple fun tray favors for patients: Thanksgiving: napkins, hats, leaves; Winter Holidays: stockings, snow people, trees, sled, snowflakes;Valentine: hearts Other Albuquerque Open
Prizm Foundation Prizm Foundation / Racine Kreyol Cultural Arts GolfCause event for Haiti shelter relief. assist the tournament mgr with info distribution,emerg shelter demo on Oct 22, bldg dissassembly on Oct 23 Special Event Support Albuquerque 10
Project Share Inc Hope's Half Acre Needs Volunteers to spread manure over the garden and dig it in on Oct 23rd. www.projectshareinc.org Landscaping Albuquerque 8-10
Rio Grande Food Project The Rio Grande Food Project is the second largest food pantry in the city. Volunteers will collect canned meat (tuna, chicken, ham, spam, etc.) or other food for our hungry clients. Collection Drive Albuquerque unlimited
Rio Grande Food Project The Rio Grande Food Project is the second largest food pantry in the city. Volunteers will collect canned vegetables (corn, green beans, peas, etc.) or 0ther food for our hungry clients. Collection Drive Albuquerque unlimited
Rio Grande Food Project The Rio Grande Food Project is the second largest food pantry in the city. Volunteers will collect pasta/mac & cheese or other food for our hungry clients. Collection Drive Albuquerque unlimited
Rio Grande Food Project The Rio Grande Food Project is the second largest food pantry in the city. Volunteers will collect peanut butter & jelly or other food for our hungry clients. Collection Drive Albuquerque unlimited
Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico Volunteers will be packing food boxes and re-packing bulk items! Other Albuquerque 300
Ronald McDonald House Chairites of NM Deep cleaning and orginization of kitchen, steam cleaning carpet, moping sweeping, windows, dusting, clean bathrooms, orginizing linen closet, some light painting Cleaning Albuquerque 25
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
Saranam Volunteers are invited to become part of our Saranam community by planning and organizing a safe Halloween activity for our children (25 in total). Caring/Friendship Albuquerque 5
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