Make a Difference Day 2013

Sorting BooksBy AmeriCorps Member, Anna Roesel
AmeriCorps members partnered with Center Pointe for Make a Difference Day to carry out a truly memorable service project.

Center Pointe is a non-profit care facility that provides recreational socialization and educational opportunities for adults with disabilities. They provide classes to improve their independence. AmeriCorps members were excited to help this population which has been historically marginalized by society.

On October 26, 36 volunteers arrived at Center Pointe for a day long service project. Three rooms were in dire need of organization to offer a more functional purpose for the facility. Center Pointe will now be able to expand their classrooms .Two Classrooms were reorganized and given some TLC.

Make a Difference Day lived up to its name. Members helped alleviate the stresses put on staff of a facility that had become bogged down.

“Volunteering at Center Pointe was a remarkable experience! I was happy to spend time with an organization that does so much for our community! They are extraordinary people, who do extraordinary things.”
-Adrian Bishop, YouthBuild AmeriCorps Member