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:
Download the letter from the National Philoptochos

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.
Email to: