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Make A Difference Day- National Day of Doing Good

October 24, 2012

October 27 marks the 20th annual “Make a Difference Day,” the perfect day to set aside for volunteering and improving the lives of the less fortunate and the community as a whole. What started off as a simple idea in a 1992 issue of the USA Today’s Weekend magazine has since spread to become the largest community service project in the nation. People from all walks of life come together, year after year, to make a difference in their communities. From corporate heads, politicians, charitable organizations, celebrities, and everyday people, 3 million people a year use this opportunity to give back. Now, MDDay is always held the fourth Saturday in October.

Last year, the Fraternity was eligible for the Encore Award: where one past winner received a $10,000 grant from Newman’s Own to be donated to the charity of their choice. Delta Sigma Pi came in a very close second place.

Be sure to register your MDDay event with National Community Service Chair Kris McDaniel. Also, send news of your participation and photos to magazine@dspnet.org for inclusion in the March DELTASIG.

In the past, Deltasigs have completed a wide-range of activities, from serving meals at homeless shelters and building houses for Habitat to Humanity to spending time at a nursing home and cleaning up a stretch of highway. The possibilities are endless, so how are you participating in MDDay this year?

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