Make a Difference Day on Oct. 28 at ECU

GREENVILLE, Pitt County - Make a Difference Day, a day of volunteering, will be held by the East Carolina University Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement this Saturday.

Below is a press release on the event.


The East Carolina University Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement (CLCE) is hosting Make A Difference Day with dozens of community partners in Greenville and Pitt County on Saturday, Oct. 28. Make a Difference Day is a national day of service sponsored by USA Weekend magazine and Points of Light. It is the largest single day of volunteering in the country when people will unite with a common mission to improve the lives of their neighbors. CLCE will collaborate with Operation InAsMuch, which is a network of 10 churches in the Greenville area working to make a difference in the community. The goal is to place 100-150 student volunteers with community partners including Building Hope, Little Willie Center, the Pitt County Animal Shelter, RHA Howell Center and other service sites in the community. "ECU hosted Make a Difference Day last year with great success," said Alex Dennis, assistant director of CLCE. "This national movement is a great opportunity for students who are interested in getting connected with the community through service, learning and leadership." Volunteers will start the day at 9 a.m. with an opening ceremony in the Mendenhall Student Center Great Rooms before heading to their service locations. All participants will return to Mendenhall for a reflection ceremony at 1:30 p.m. ECU students, faculty and staff can learn more about community partner organizations and specific service activities as well as register for a service project through ECU's OrgSync website at Once registered for a project, a student-leader will contact participants with additional information. For more information, contact Dennis at To learn more about the national Make A Difference Day, visit

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