On October 23, thousands of people will volunteer their time to organizations across the country in celebration of the 10th annual Make a Difference Day. For some, this is the one time of year to give back to their community. But how much difference can you make in a day?
You can impact in your community in different ways. Through Goodwill®, you can volunteer to review résumés, conduct mock interviews, be a financial coach or mentor a youth. In addition to giving your time to make a difference, you can also give your gently used clothing and household items. By organizing a simple donation drive, you can change lives in your community.
Let’s say you join the Donate Movement and hold a donation drive in your community. On that day, you mobilize just ten friends and family members to collect and donate the following items:
As you drop your donation off at your local Goodwill, attendants would thank you and assure you that your good deed has helped someone in your community. But what is your actual impact?
By using the Donation Impact Calculator*, you can see how your above donation helps someone like Doyle McGee receive 7.2 hours of job search support to find employment and begin a new chapter in his life. The same donation could provide 6.8 hours of financial planning services to help an individual like Rudy Batilla achieve economic stability for his family.
If this is the change you can create in one day, consider how much of a difference you could make in a week, month or year. Volunteer at your local Goodwill or join the Donate Movement to be a catalyst for change.
*The Donation Impact Calculator is patent-pending.