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 Name Description Work Neededsort icon City Number of Volunteers Needed
A New Day Youth & Family ( Safe Home) Clear away debris and pull weeds in the back yard. Weed the front as well. This is the area that the kids use for volleyball and basketball. Landscaping Albuquerque 4-5 volunteers
Albuquerque Rose Society Garden survey. The Albuquerque Rose Garden displays 1200 roses. We need to do a bed by bed survey of the rose varieties, plant health and signage. Landscaping Albuquerque 12
Albuquerque Rose Society Add mulch to a new rose bed. Landscaping Albuquerque 6
ARCA Working in the beautiful part of Corrales at an organic farm. Yes some weed pulling will be involved but we have a lot of fun doing that!! Landscaping Albuquerque 10-15
Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, Inc. Landscape maintenance, pulling weeds, raking gravel, sweeping sidewalks and the like. Landscaping Albuquerque 6-8
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
VALLEY LUTHERAN CHURCH DO GENEERAL YARD CLEAN-UP, MAINTENANCE AND PAINTING Landscaping Albuquerque 10+
Interfaith Hospitality Network of Albuquerque put up storage shelves for guest supplies, organize resource/training area for guests Home Improvement Albuquerque 3-5
La Plazita Institute Assisting community elders with landscaping and home maintenance projects Home Improvement Albuquerque Open
Bernalillo County Council of PTAs Clothing Bank We need 4 wood containers made for collecting clothing in businesses that have offered to be collection points for the PTA Clothing Bank. Home Improvement Albuquerque 8
Martineztown House set up a copy of Access Database form for the FY 2010-11. Program is installed. We used the form the prior FY. General Office Tasks Albuquerque 1
Adaptive Ski Program Pre-Season Organizing: includes supplies inventory, update forms, filing, print new directory, etc. General Office Tasks Albuquerque 3
BCCPTA Clothing Bank The BCCPTA Clothing Bank clothes students in need ~from K to 12 grade throughout APS. We are in need of a Clothing Drive collecting gently used clothing, new socks and underwear and coats. Collection Drive Albuquerque Varies on size of drive being held
Children's Cancer Fund of New Mexico (CCFNM) CCFNM provides toys year round to children with cancer to help minimize the trauma of painful procedures like spinal taps. You can make a difference by conducting your own toy drive! Collection Drive Albuquerque No limit
Crossroads for Women Host a winter coat drive for kids ages 3 mo's-16 years old. Help distribute your collection of winter gear to children at our annual Halloween party. Collection Drive Albuquerque 2-4
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
Fabulous Felines Collecting cat food and supplies, such as litter, paper plates, paper towels etc. to be delivered to Tullivers Pet Shop on Oct. 23rd between 11am and 2pm. Collection Drive Albuquerque Open
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