#Community Harvest


What is Make A Difference Day?

2017 Make A Difference Day

#Community Harvest Campaign

Make A Difference Day is the single largest national day of community service. Held annually over the past 25 years on the fourth Saturday of October, it is a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. On this ONE day millions of Americans will unite in a common mission to improve the lives of others. And, we're standing up in our community to do the same!

In 2013, the foundation took on the development of the first Gig Harbor & Key Peninsula (GHKP) Make a Difference Day celebration. Working together with dozens of area organizations and volunteers each year we’ve raised and distributed over $20,000 in addition to direct donations of thousands of pounds of food, coats, blankets, and more to area programs working to help meet a variety of vital needs across our community.

In 2017, we are changing things up to help make an impact in our community that extends beyond this one day through the new #Community Harvest Project … feeding families for a brighter future.

In partnership with two key community programs that work to meet nutritional needs of families across our two peninsulas, the collaborative campaign will help Food Backpacks 4Kids and the Gig Harbor Basket Brigade to secure food and funding for about 12,000 meals by Make A Difference Day on 10.28.17, when all community efforts will culminate at Greater Gig Harbor Foundation.