Now in its 26th year, Make A Difference Day is the largest national day of community service – a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. On this day, millions of Americans will come together in a common mission to improve their communities. And, we're standing up to do the same in our community!


Held annually on the fourth Saturday of October, millions worldwide are rallied into a single day of action to give back to their communities, and help change the world. On October 28th, our greater Gig Harbor & Key Peninsula community will unite with millions of volunteers worldwide in a common mission to improve the lives of others – and we’re hoping that you will join us for the 4th Annual GHKP Make A Difference Day event at the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation at 7191 Wagner Way.

This year’s focus turns to working to aid the Gig Harbor Basket Brigade and Food Backpack 4 Kids in meeting their annual resource needs through the #Community Harvest project.

Community Harvest / Make a Difference Day Team

  • David Cathers
  • Julie Ann Gustanski
  • Missy Hill
  • Michelle Izumizaki
  • Karen Jorgenson
  • Gina Menard
  • Jud Morris
  • Tom Sadler
  • Barb Turecky


Past participating organizations

Communities In Schools of Peninsula
Citizens for a Healthy Bay
Key Free Clinic
Food Backpacks 4 Kids**
Gig Harbor Lions Club
Great Peninsula Conservancy
GGHF Curious by Nature School
GGHF EnviroCorps
Greater Gig Harbor Foundation
Greater Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour
Gig Harbor Gives
Girl Scouts of Western Washington
Harbor WildWatch
Prison Pet Partnership
Puget Sound Honor Flight
Key Peninsula Community Resource Center/Children's Home Society*
Key Peninsula Civic Center
Key Peninsula Community Council
Key Peninsula Veterans**
Key Free Clinic
Macaroni Kid
Northwest Spay & Neuter Center
Thanksgiving Basket Brigade**
Tahoma Audubon
The American Red Cross
The Mustard Seed Project
Tom Taylor Family YMCA (Gig Harbor) *