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October 27, 2018
All Day
Throughout Fremont
Fremont, CA
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Make A Difference Day

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Fremont Residents, Families, Clubs, Schools, Faith Communities, and Nonprofit Organizations Join Together for a “National Day Of Doing Good”

The annual Make A Difference Day is an opportunity for Fremont residents to serve their community in a variety of practical ways. Volunteers can help with activities such as sprucing up parks and community gardens, beautification projects at participating local schools, yard projects at mobile home parks, trail maintenance, writing thank you notes to veterans, serving at the food bank, feeding the homeless, gathering warm winter clothing for those in need, and much more. Service projects will be available throughout Fremont on Saturday, October 27. 

Our City has always considered Make A Difference Day to be a priority. In 2015, Fremont received the “National City Award” and $10,000 from USA Weekend and Newman’s Own for going above and beyond in its efforts. Last year’s event drew more than 1,700 people who served on 87 projects. All of these projects greatly benefited residents, schools, and religious organizations within Fremont. This year, we already have more than 50 projects planned. We encourage Fremont residents of all ages to create a community service project or sign up to volunteer for someone else’s posted project. Opportunities exist for families, for students to earn service hours, and for companies to serve as teams.

If you are unable to volunteer, there are additional opportunities to donate items such as shoes or peanut butter at local drives. We are adding projects daily until a week before the event.

More Information

For more information about Make A Difference Day, contact Fremont’s Project Manager Christine Beitsch by email or call 510-574-2099, or visit our local Fremont Make A Difference Day website to search, submit, or register for a project. The first 500 people who sign up and volunteer this year will receive a free Make A Difference Day T-shirt. Keep up-to-date on our Facebook Page for all the latest information.

Event Sponsors

  • City of Fremont Human Relations Commission
  • State Senator Bob Wieckowski
  • State Assemblyman Kansen Chu
  • County Supervisor Scott Haggerty
  • Mayor Lily Mei
  • Councilmember Raj Salwan
  • CityServe’s Compassion Network