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 Namesort icon Description Work Needed City Number of Volunteers Needed
La Plazita Institute Harvesting and cleanup at La Plazita Gardens. Landscaping Albuquerque Open
La Buena Vida, Inc. Painting waiting rooms and hallway. PLEASE NOTE - THIS PROJECT IS IN BERNALILLO NM. Painting Rio Rancho 2+
Keshet Dance Company KDC needs help sewing costumes for the performance of Nutcracker on the Rocks. Volunteers with sewing experience are preferred, but most tasks will be sewing basics that can be quickly learned. Special Event Support 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
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
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
Enlace Comunitario Enlace Comunitario needs volunteers to help set up for our Ten Year Anniversary Celebration and to help us at the event from 6pm to 9pm. Special Event Support Albuquerque 10-15
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
Deptartment of Senior Affairs/Home Chores Painting ext home and light yardwork,cutting weeds and raking.Senior Affairs will supply all materials Painting Albuquerque 15-20 volunteers
Cuidando Los Niños Cuidando Los Niños (CLN) is in need of the following items: Diapers, sizes 3-5, Nitrile exam gloves, size L, hygienic items, kid-friendly arts supplies and copy paper. Collection Drive Albuquerque 0
Crossroads for Women Crossroads for Women needs 1-3 face painters for our annual Halloween Party. Some basic artistic skills needed along with willingness and ability to engage children in this activity. Special Event Support Albuquerque 1-3
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
CNM Community College Center for Community Programs and Projects CNM Community College Main Campus Clean up Service Project including grafitti removal, power washing, weed removal, cigarette butt clean up, painting and whatever is needed to make our campus sparkle! Cleaning Albuquerque 100
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
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+
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central NM We would love to have a group donate some candy and candy bags to pass out to the kids at the event, we would need between 250-300 bags with candy in each. Thank you! Special Event Support Albuquerque 5-10
Bethel Community Storehouse Package food for their food pantry. Other Albuquerque 12
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
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
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
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