Make a Difference Day



Make A Difference Day


The 30th annual United Way of Western Crawford County’s Make a Difference Day (MADD) is coming soon!  This event completes more than 100 service projects assisting many in need, including local senior residents, low-income families, and non-profit organizations with projects ranging from general lawn maintenance to critical home repairs to food drives to youth reading events and so much more!


YOU have an opportunity to join us!  See below for ways you and your organization can participate.

1. Donate (sponsorship form): We provide a light breakfast and lunch for project volunteers to boost their energy throughout the day, especially on time-consuming projects. These items include:

  • Bottled Water/ Coffee/ Hot Chocolate 
  • Donuts/Muffins
  • Fruit (apples, bananas, etc.)
  • Granola Bars

Please note:  Lending works too!  We also use a variety of tools for projects throughout the day: rakes, hedge trimmers, power-washers, shovels, etc.  Any support in this area is greatly appreciated!

(*MADD sponsorships will be recognized on all MADD marketing materials and social media posts.)

2. Volunteer

Make a Difference Day would be impossible without the volunteers. We are asking local organizations to form a team to participate. Please encourage your members to join this effort! Having a team participate in MADD will enhance the visibility of your organization and commitment to the community. Please call (814) 337-1251 or register below.

3. Spread the Word

If you know of any community members in need, please contact the MADD hotline at (814) 337-1251 to register a MADD project by Friday, October 6, 2023.

On behalf of the MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY Committee, thank you for your consideration.

Project Hotline - (814) 337-1251 opens Wednesday, August 23rd

Hours of OperationMonday - Friday: 8:30am to 2:30pm

Skilled Project* Request Deadline - Friday, September 22, 2023

General Yard Maintenance Project Request DeadlineFriday, October 6, 2023

Volunteer Links - Open - Click below to register today!

*To be considered for a small construction/repair project, the Make A Difference Day committee encourages residents to call as soon as possible.  Requests called in prior to Friday, September 6th will be reviewed with priority.  Organizers stress that submitting an application doesn’t guarantee the project will be accepted. Volunteers will visit work sites to assess the safety and the scope of the project.

Stay tuned to our Facebook page for the latest updates!