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September 18, 2007 > You can make a difference

You can make a difference

An often heard complaint concerns the indifference of legislators, far removed from local concerns, doing little to address the needs and desires of their constituents. Make A Difference Day is a national response that demonstrates how, by example, to get things done. This national day of volunteering highlights work carried out year round by volunteers and focuses on additional short term projects that truly make a difference on the local scene.

This year, many activities will again gather citizens from all walks of life to spend a day to "Make A Difference." In Fremont, the Human Resources commission and Celebrate Fremont are sponsoring this day of good deeds on Saturday, October 27. Not only does this day provide a means to consolidate individual efforts, but it also teaches younger generations about the art of giving and helps them to develop leadership skills, team spirit and a bond of partnership with their community.

The coordinator for Fremont's Make A Difference Day is Geeta Kadambi. So far, 35 projects have registered but volunteers are needed to help with these and others that have yet to register. Students can earn community service hours and all volunteers will receive a certificate of appreciation from the City of Fremont. The deadline for volunteering is October 5, 2007. Ms. Kadambi also urges individuals, clubs, businesses and religious organizations to register and work on their own favorite project on or close to October 27.

To register your project or volunteer for an existing Make A Difference Day project, contact Geeta Kadambi at (510) 574-2099 or email: makeadifferenceday@ci.fremont.ca.us.

Additional information about Make A Difference Day is available at: www.usaweekend.com/diffday/

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