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
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
Metropolitan Homelessness Project Donation drive to collect items needed for emergency shelter. Travel-size toiletries Towels Twin-size sheets Socks, underwear Jackets Computers Collection Drive Albuquerque Anybody who wishes to donate. people to organize a collection drive
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
Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, Inc. Collection drive for socks (new), hygiene items (sanitary napkins and the like) and toiletries, including lotion. Collection Drive Albuquerque 20
Susan's Legacy Prepare/pack hygiene bags which will be given to the women that we serve and other individuals at events serving the homeless. Collection Drive Albuquerque 0-15
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
Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice Strip and wax the floor in our peace hall. Cleaning Albuquerque 1 or 2
Outcomes, Inc. Clean Windows. Remove water spots and then clean inside & outside of windows. Cleaning Albuquerque Open
Albuquerque Christian Childrens Home Cleaning windows inside and out. Depending on the size of the group there are various other jobs that could be set up. Cleaning Albuquerque 10-20
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
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
Silver Horizons New Mexico, Inc. Cleaning: 15 windows and miniblind sets, 2 refrigerators need to be cleaned and one defrosted, and floors need to be well cleaned and polished. Cleaning Albuquerque 4 - 6
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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