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Monday, April 18, 2016

Global Youth Service Day

As a former Girl Scout leader, I have a soft spot for youth led service projects. Kudos to Troop 17126 of Excelsior, MN!  On April 16, these spirited fifth graders staged a mock sleep out to raise awareness about poverty and homelessness. I was impressed with their maturity and encouraged by their conviction and desire to help. The girls created a theme for their project “Kids Caring for Kids – Here, Near and Far” and will earn the Bronze award for their efforts. I have no doubt these girls will go on to do great things!

Beverly Gillen

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Make a Difference Day

Saturday, October 24 is National Make a Difference Day. If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to spend quality time with your family, this is the day for you! 

The event began in 1992 and has become an annual community service event which is held on the fourth Saturday in October. This is a great way to teach kids how good it feels to do something nice for someone else. Even little ones can pitch in and do their part! Here are some Make a Difference Day ideas to get you started:

  • Organize a raking party to help an elderly neighbor

  • Pick up trash along a roadside or park

  • Visit veterans at a local VA hospital

  • Make mini fleece blankets for animals at a shelter

  • Bake cookies for someone who needs a day-brightener

Bev Gillen

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Make a Difference Day

Can one person really make a difference?  Yes, and I see it happening all around me! 

Bev Gillen





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