Thursday, October 25, 2012

Make A Difference Day - October 27, 2012

About Make A Difference Day:

For more than 20 years, USA WEEKEND Magazine and Points of Light have joined together to sponsor Make A Difference Day, the largest national day of community service. Make A Difference Day is a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Millions of volunteers from around the world will unite in a common mission to improve the lives of others on Make A Difference Day, Saturday, October 27, 2012.

Thousands of projects are planned each year involving corporations, communities, nonprofit organizations, entire states and individuals. Many of the 250 HandsOn Network affiliates lead projects across the nation.

The stories told around Make A Difference Day show that anyone - regardless of age, location or resources - can accomplish amazing things when they take on the problems they see in their community. Recognizing the power of Make A Difference Day, other organizations join with USA WEEKEND and Points of Light each year to inspire and recognize the valuable work of volunteers. Newman's Own supports the day by awarding $10,000 to the charities of each of 10 National Honorees and three City Awardees.

On Saturday October 27, 2012 from 9am to noon, Kids Without Borders will have a limited work party at our office/storage located in Sammamish, WA.

How you can help/involved:

- We collect children's clothes and products to stock our Clothing Bank in Tukwila. The Clothing Bank serves a large population of immigrants, refugees, low income families in the Tukwila School District area.. Items we accept are new or slightly used: children clothes, shoes, hats, coats, jackets; blankets, school supplies, toys, ...

- We collect NEW toys, NEW children's coats and jackets, NEW children's socks and underwear, for the sick children staying at the Ronald McDonald House.

- We collect the following items for our programs and projects in Viet Nam and other countries: working cell phones, personal audio players (portable CD or DVD), working laptop computers or notebooks, working cameras.

- You can drop off the following products at our warehouse in Sammamish on Saturday (9am to noon).
Public Storage
23025 NE 8th Street
Sammamish, WA 98074
Kids Without Borders Unit 633 & 634

We will have limited needs for volunteers to help us with packing and organizing (clothes) for upcoming events: CARE nights for children in Tukwila, Harvest Festival in November in Bellevue, and upcoming humanitarian mission to Viet Nam.

For additional information please email us at

We invite you to join us in service on Make A Difference Day 2012.

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