- MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY 2015 WAS CELEBRATED ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 24, 2015. ALTRUSA MEMBERS MET AT 5TH AND MAIN, WELLS FARGO BANK KIOSK FOR CLEAN-UP AND UPDATING OF THE COMMUNITY KIOSK.
- Make A Difference Day Project 2012- Altrusa's Make a Difference Day Project for 2012 was assisting in celebrating 20 years of the Delta Backpack Program through our local schools. It provides a focus kit for a child to take home for a few weeks and learn all about a specific topic. For example if it was a dinosaur kit it might have toy dinosaurs, stories, coloring projects, clay to create their own and information about dinosaurs. It creates an interactive tool for parents and children to work together to learn more about the world around them.
- Make A Difference Day projects for 2009 and 2008 were a Healthy Kids Health Fair which serviced well over 200 people in the areas of dental care, healthy bodies, healthy heart, immunizations, flu shots, literacy, anti smoking, how the fire department takes care of us as well as the Ambulance District – and then Sara, The Safety-Saurus and her story of why one needs to protect their head was totally amazing! The ASTRA kids had fun with face painting, pumpkin coloring and reading to the little ones. See the write-up and photos.
- Make A Difference Day project 2007 was to clean up and help landscape the Delta Opportunity School break area. Altrusans and students spent a cool October morning and early afternoon, leveling, raking, and arranging landscaping. For more details, read the story that appeared on The Back Page of the Delta County Independent.
Make A Difference Day project 2006 was to help the Tri-County Resource Center (local women’s shelter) give a face lift to their facility.The common rooms were looking used and the staff wanted to switch furniture between the adult’s room and the children’s room to give the kids more play space. We washed and painted the walls and ceiling, rearranged the furniture and added a new lamp for the children with multi-colored globes to match the new purple fuzzy chair and brightly-colored cushioned, interlocking floor mats. Debi Groda donated a watercolor that looks wonderful in the new, peach-colored women’s room. Lily & Rose furniture store donated a white, ladder bookcase for the children’s room (in addition to a chest of drawers for one of the bedrooms) to hold books. We brought some new (from the MPIBA donation) and gently used books. Outside, the yard was raked, branches were trimmed, leaves and branches were bagged and removed.Weeds were pulled in the yard and the children’s sand box was weeded, raked and cleaned.We also painted two wooden benches and rearranged the walking stones to form a path along the side yard.