150 take part in city’s Make A Difference Day
The city of Kettering hosted Make A Difference Day on Saturday, Oct. 27. This national day of service was instituted in 1992 by USA Today in collaboration with the Points of Light Foundation.
A total of 150 volunteers from Christ Church, Central Christian Church, Kettering Centerville Kiwanis Club, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints joined with students from Chaminade Julienne High School, Adventure Princesses and community volunteers in Kettering’s Make A Difference Day efforts.
The Kettering Volunteer Advisory Council designed projects to offer opportunities for those who enjoy working outdoors and for those who prefer the indoors.
Volunteers of all ages gathered at Central Christian Church and Christ Church to create over 400 holiday greeting cards to be donated to the Blue Star Mothers who will enclose these good wishes in care packages to be sent to our active duty military serving throughout the world. Volunteers also created 125 holiday placemats for those residing in our area nursing homes.
The outdoor project took place in the Haverstick Neighborhood, located north of Forrer Blvd., east of Wilmington Pike, and west of Smithville Rd. Volunteers assisted residents with outdoor cleanup, leaf raking, and general yard maintenance in conjunction with the city of Kettering’s Cities of Service Initiative.
“We are grateful for all of the organizations and individuals who made Kettering’s Make A Difference Day a success again this year,” said Kettering Mayor Don Patterson.
Make a Difference Day, a national day of service, was instituted in 1992 by USA Today in collaboration with the Points of Light Foundation.