British police officers carry a teddy bear in their cars to help comfort kids who are scared after an accident. That’s really awesome! If you’re a police officer in India you get paid more if you grow a moustache. Some police stations give out ‘tickets’ for good behaviour.
Make a Difference Day is the most encompassing national day of helping others – a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Everyone can participate. Created by USA WEEKEND Magazine, Make a Difference Day is an annual event that takes place on the fourth Saturday of every October.
This Day is the single largest day of volunteering in the country that began more than two decades ago by Gannett’s USA Weekend Magazine.
Gannett Co. Inc., parent company of the day’s creator, USA WEEKEND Magazine, mobilized employees in 100 communities it serves from Guam to California to its headquarters in Virginia.
"Make A Difference Day is about giving back to your community and serving others," said seven-time Grammy winner Usher, who promotes service through his New Look Foundation. "One voice joined by another is the start of a movement."
Recognizing the power of Make A Difference Day, other organizations join with USA TODAY and Points of Light each year to inspire and recognize the valuable work of volunteers.
Source: mtu.edu | usatoday.com | makeadifferenceday.com | cfncw.org
In 2023 Make a Difference Day in USA falls on October 28.