“One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.”
– John F. Kennedy
They say that Rome wasn’t built in a day. That it takes a lot of hard work to see a small change. And that tiny steps are worth celebrating just as much as big ones.
All these things are true. But sometimes, we can see a big, tangible change unfold in real time, right in front of our eyes.
Since 2016, hundreds of volunteers, including kids, parents and other community members, gather each fall in Project Giving Kids’ three home cities to spend a day making a difference. As PGK gears up for its third annual Create the Change Day, we’re reflecting on where we’ve been – and what we can still accomplish.
Create the Change events combine service opportunities for many local organizations under one roof, along with fun activities, inspirational speakers and the chance to see an immediate impact.
Interested in joining our events in Boston, San Francisco or Los Angeles (new this year)? Learn more about each
event on our website.
Last year, we:
- Created 200 thank-you cards for veterans.
- Assembled 520 toiletry kits for low-income and homeless individuals and families.
- Crafted 200 pet toys for local animal shelters.
- Collected 200 books for a library in Africa.
- Prepped 1,000 silverware packets for St. Francis House’s annual Thanksgiving dinner.
- Made 100 welcome-home keytags for people moving into homes for the first time.
- Wrote 40 letters to city council members advocating for affordable housing.
- Put together 150 shower bags for homeless women in the Boston area.
And if you don’t live in a PGK city, don’t worry; there are still plenty of ways you and your family can get involved this fall. Check out our redesigned activity finder to pick a cause and start making a difference today, wherever you are.