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The weekend is coming! Typically, Saturdays are mlk-jrgreat days to sleep in, get caught up on laundry and relaxing; we hope you also consider adding community service to part of your weekend agenda.

This Saturday is Make a Difference Day 2016, a day for volunteers to come together to improve the lives of others. Although the national day of service is only two short days away, there is still time to make a difference in your community. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Pick up garbage at your local park, school or walking trail.
  • Write thank you notes to members of the military.
  • Work with neighbors to collect food for your local food pantry.
  • Donate used glasses to the Eyeglasses Recycling Center.
  • Help a friend by raking their yard or completing another difficult household task.
  • Visit residents at a local assisted living or nursing home. (Be sure to coordinate with the staff ahead of time.)
  • Start a neighborhood walking or exercise group
  • Plan a future service project that may require more time to create and implement.

Remember, you have the power to make a positive impact in your community – no matter how great or small. How do you plan to serve?

Happy Make a Difference Day from Lions Pride!

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