Alpha Gamma Delta


Make A Difference Day 2013

7186402937_cc69bd6581_o.jpgThis weekend USA WEEKEND Magazine and Points of Light join together to sponsor Make A Difference Day. Saturday, October 26th is a day that we can all join together and give back to our communities to help better the lives of others.

Our Purpose says: "to welcome the opportunity of contributing to the world's work in the community where I am placed because of the joy of service thereby bestowed and the talent of leadership multiplied." As members of Alpha Gamma Delta, we hold fast to these values and look for opportunities to better others' lives.

Make A Difference Day provides Alpha Gams everywhere with the opportunity to Live with Purpose. You can search online for events to join, or you can register your own project. Find a cause in your community that you and your sisters can support, whether it be feeding the hungry, helping the homeless or cleaning a local park. 

Make sure to spread the word about your project! Make A Difference Day sponsors would love to see pictures and social media posts from your service project (@MDday and #MDDAY13). Track your service and report it to USA WEEKEND Magazine, and you will be entered to receive one of thirteen Newman's Own $10,000 grants that will be donated to a charity of your choosing (your reports are due by November 18, 2013 to be considered for the grant.)

Wondering what you can do to contribute? Here are some ideas:

  • Help your neighbors by raking their yard.
  • Clean a local park.
  • Donate to a local food drive.
  • Clean out your closet and donate to a local shelter.
  • Play cards or board games with seniors at an assisted living facility.
  • Read books to children at the library.
  • Write letters to women and men serving in the military.
  • Collect old cell phones for a domestic violence support center.
P.S. Don't forget to wear your letters!