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
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
Project Share Inc Hope's Half Acre Needs Volunteers to spread manure over the garden and dig it in on Oct 23rd. Landscaping Albuquerque 8-10
Prizm Foundation Prizm Foundation / Racine Kreyol Cultural Arts GolfCause event for Haiti shelter relief. assist the tournament mgr with info distribution,emerg shelter demo on Oct 22, bldg dissassembly on Oct 23 Special Event Support Albuquerque 10
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
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
Outcomes, Inc. Clean Windows. Remove water spots and then clean inside & outside of windows. Cleaning Albuquerque Open
Outcomes, Inc. Replace wooden fence that's approximately 61 ft. x 46 ft. Old fence needs to be removed. Landscaping Albuquerque Open
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
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
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
NM Parent & Child Resources, Inc Patch parking lot and re-stripe parking spaces Other Albuquerque 4-5
New Life Homes Volunteers will paint courtyard gates and storage doors in the courtyard areas for our residents with disabilities (approximately 30 courtyards). Painting Albuquerque 15
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) ABQ, Westside and UNM Department of Psychiatry Parking cars and directing traffice before event and clean up after event/reception. Special Event Support Albuquerque 4-6
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
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
Martineztown House Weed flower bed along side side of building. Repair automatic drip system for flower bed. Replace wood chips Landscaping Albuquerque 4
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
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
La Plazita Institute Assisting community elders with landscaping and home maintenance projects Home Improvement Albuquerque Open
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