Oct. 24 is Make A Difference Day, a time to give back to the community and make a difference in the world around you. This Oct. 24, you have the opportunity to partake in a Make A Difference Day event in your area, or start your own. Don’t miss out on the 24th year of Make A Difference Day and see if you can even get your friends, family, and co-workers involved as well!
How Will You Participate?
Millions of volunteers will come together to volunteer their time and services on Oct. 24. Start a project of your own by organizing a food drive, coordinating a recycling event, cleaning up a park, or starting a clothing drive. Other ideas include visiting a nursing home or children’s hospital, volunteering at a local humane society or rescue, or serving food at a soup kitchen.
You can also find an existing event near you by entering your city, state, or zip code here. There are plenty of Connecticut events to join in on, such as the Westport Make A Difference Day, Super-Size-Me Food Drive, North Haven Students Make A Difference, Rebuilding Together in Dutchess County, Middle Main Cleanup, and many more! Register for an event today and gather a group of friends to join you. The more people, the bigger the impact!
Help Children’s Hospitals In Connecticut
If you’re unable to volunteer your time on Make A Difference Day, you may wish to make a one-time donation instead.
If you have an unwanted vehicle taking up space in your driveway, shed, or garage, car donation may be the perfect way for you to make a difference on Oct. 24. When you donate a car, truck, boat, motorcycle, or camper to Wheels For Wishes, you will be benefiting local children’s hospitals, helping children and their families with the funding of medical expenses during the time of illness or injury.
Learn more about how your car donation will help Connecticut children by visiting our Wish Stories page.
How Your Donation Helps
The average cost of a hospital stay for a child in Connecticut is $40,000, but your car donation can reduce these types of costs so that children and their families can stay strong and positive as they focus on recovery. Your car donation can also help to supply children and their families with essential medical equipment that they may otherwise be unable to afford.
To donate a vehicle, please call 1-855-372-9474 or fill out our easy online vehicle donation form. Your vehicle donation benefits local children’s hospitals. Donate your unwanted vehicle today and make a difference this Oct. 24.