Make a difference day 2016

Train up a child in the way he should go;
even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6

Make A Difference Day, a national initiative which encourages children to do their very own good deed on National Make A Difference Day was successfully adopted and implemented by Philoptochos chapters nationwide in 2015.  In September and October of 2015 over 4,000 good deeds were done in support of National Make a Difference Day and in honor of Archbishop Demetrios’ Nameday on October 26th.  Our goal is to teach our children to do their own good deeds and to make a difference in the world. The event was presented at the National Philoptochos Convention in Nashville and was applauded by all.  You can view the PowerPoint presentation here:

OCTOBER 22nd or whichever date your chapter chooses during the month of October.

This is your opportunity to join with the youth of your parish to make a difference in honor of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios' Nameday onOctober 26th.

Some suggestions for OCTOBER Make a Difference Day Projects include:
  • Making caring cards for patients at a children's hospital or thank you cards for police, firefighters or the armed forces
  • Collecting canned goods for a food pantry or homeless shelter
  • Selling a handmade creation to raise money for a favorite charity
  • Visiting an animal shelter or nursing home
  • Hold a reading of Loukoumi's Good Deeds and engage the kids in a discussion about giving back
  • Since October is National Bullying Prevention Month read Loukoumi and the Schoolyard Bully and engage in a discussion about bullying
  • Hats on Day at School: wear a hat & donate $1 to American Cancer Society
  • Baking cookies for an area soup kitchen
  • Rainbow Loom/Friendship Bracelets
  • Collect clothing for the homeless
  • Make placemats for a local soup Kitchen
  • Hold a bike-a-thon
  • Hold a bake sale
  • Collecting and donating toys, books, or clothes to kids that don’t have any
  • Make no sew quilts for a nursing home
The possibilities are endless, we encourage Philoptochos chapters and the parish youth together to come up with a project that means something to them so they can make a difference in their own special way, no matter how small.

Please send a description of what you did along with photos so that we can share with His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios.
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