2012 Make a Difference Day Breaks Multiple Records
Saint Louis University hosted another record-breaking Make A Difference Day on Saturday, Oct. 27, with nearly 3,400 students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni and community members registered to take part in the University's annual day of service.
Make a Difference Day participants provided service at 136 locations across the St. Louis area, which is the highest number of sites served in the event's history. This year's theme was "Sustainability" and was held in conjunction with the University's first ever Campus Sustainability Week.
As part of the event's sustainable efforts, all volunteers received reusable water bottles and lunches packed in 100 percent biodegradable materials. This alone helped to keep more than 20,000 pounds of waste and greenhouse gases from polluting the environment.
About Make A Difference Day
Make a Difference Day is a national day of service that takes place on the fourth Saturday of October. The day was established in 1992 and is the largest community service effort in the nation. Each year, 3 million people participate worldwide, helping millions more. Find out more about the event online.