Each Make A Difference Day, United Way Volunteer Connection coordinates the largest raking project in the area, helping give elderly and disabled residents peace of mind and increasing their independence. Plan to join us October 19 – October 24, for Make A Difference Day 2020!
MADD will be held this year again, without the Saturday event gathering. The raking will occur between October 19 and October 24 .Yard Registration Volunteer Sign Up
In 2019, over 1,000 volunteers came together with rakes and trailers to clean up 130+ yards of elderly or disabled residents in the greater Wausau area. Total volunteer hours topped 3,000! Volunteers included school groups (from elementary to college), Boy Scout Troops, Girl Scout Troops, corporate groups, families, churches, service organizations and more. Several bags of food and toiletries and many boxes of winter coats were also collected on Make A Difference Day.
Spectrum also provided free Home Safety Kits for homeowners. The kits included a smoke detector, AM/FM radio, weatherstripping, cleaning wipes, first aid kit, and other home safety items.
Special thanks to the following businesses for providing donations for Make a Difference Day 2019: Riiser Energy, Biggby Coffee, Mid-WI Beverage, Kwik Trip, Noodles and Co. and Spectrum.
Make a Difference Day 2019 Photos