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
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+
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
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
The Storehouse General Volunteers to run the daily process of helping our clients shop in the food court. Other Albuquerque 10
Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico Volunteers will be packing food boxes and re-packing bulk items! Other Albuquerque 300
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
All Faiths Receiving Home Paint and stain around windows and doors. Stain porch supports and bus stop cover. Paint curb yellow. Painting Albuquerque 6 to 8
Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice Paint walls in our kitchen and two bathrooms. Painting Albuquerque open
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