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
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
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
Silver Horizons New Mexico, Inc. Silver Horizons will be scraping, prepping and painting the trim on the home of an elderly couple (78 and 83 years) in Tijeras. Also some yard work and window weatherization will be done. Painting Albuquerque 12 (we have 5 already signed up)
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
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
Talking Talons Youth Leadership Define the sides of a trail that goes around our bird barn with recycled edging materials (tires) Landscaping Albuquerque 5
Talking Talons Youth Leadership Assemble community garden boxes used to educate the public at our facility about different plants and ecosystems. Landscaping Albuquerque 5
The Storehouse General Volunteers to run the daily process of helping our clients shop in the food court. Other Albuquerque 10
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
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
YWCA Middle Rio Grande The 4th STAND DOWN event - 1,500 homeless veterans expected. We have a station for women. Others provide employment/benefit help, showers, haircuts, flu shots, hygiene kits, clothes, hot meals/food. Special Event Support Albuquerque 10
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