Across the country each year on the fourth Saturday of October, volunteer organizations, schools, individuals and clubs participate in the nationwide Make A Difference Day. Make A Difference Day began with a simple idea: Put your own cares on hold for one day to care for someone else. Make A Difference Day is the most encompassing national day of helping others — a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Everyone can participate.
Each school in the Penfield Central School District participates in Make A Difference Day. In the spring, a round-table committee of the Presidents and Vice-Presidents of each school’s parent-teacher volunteer organization decides how the district will participate in Make A Difference Day. In past years, the committee has elected to support the Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf, which serves needy residents in the 14526 and 14625 zip codes. These residents might be experiencing the effects of downsizing, medical emergencies, family crisis or financial hardship. When our school district comes together annually to fill the food shelf, it participates in the celebration of neighbor helping neighbor. Look for more details in Scribbles each year.
- coordinating with the Make a Difference Day district coordinator
- communicating the need for requested items via Scribbles , sending flyers home, coordinating the morning student announcement and E-News to PTA members and Scribner staff
- coordinating and attending the bus lobby collection and Saturday pick-up with Scribner staff (custodial, office)
- arranging volunteer assistance for the collection and delivery of goods