On the last Saturday in October, Make a Difference Day, people all around the U.S. gather in their communities for a “national day of doing good.” Organizers suggest activities such as
- “clean a beach,”
- “rake leaves, clean gutters, or prepare a meal for an elderly or disabled neighbor,”
- “organize a toy drive and donate your collection to a shelter for abused children,”
- “plant a community garden.”
Of course there are many, many more activities. You can check the Make a Difference Day website or facebook page for more tips and ideas. The trick is to find where your skills and interests meet a need in your community. If you’re having trouble coming up with something, friends and family are sometimes better judges of a someone’s skills than that person himself.
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”