often unsung heroes understand...that poverty, disease
and famine are just as deadly and destructive as
earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis. Individuals
...are taking on these challenges in their communities,
volunteering to make a difference. They remain the
true champions of our work towards the Millennium
incredibly impressed by people who organize to achieve a
and believe that they can make a difference and then go
ahead and do just that. I think it's incredible.
-- Fiona Apple
of the greatest feelings in the world is knowing that
we as individuals can make a difference.
easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
believe that individuals can make a difference in
society. Since periods of change such as the present
one come so rarely in human history, it is up to each
of us to make the best use of our time to help create
a happier world. -- The
Older, younger, anyone can help. We've learned that
our legislators listen, and people with passionate and
thoughtful concerns make a difference every day. We've
had constituents initiate legislation, lobby for it,
organize meetings and events, and, of course, call,
mail, e-mail and visit legislators to express their
views. It's really great to see how much difference
that individuals can make.
Please find out what you can do to make a difference.
Take five minutes to educate yourself on an issue you
didn’t know about before. Then tell somebody else.
and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference.
They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you,
-- Barbara de Angelis
of us can continue to grow, develop and perform at our highest
potential without hope.
Hope for success, hope for recognition and reward and most
hope that indeed we can make a difference in the long-term
Hope supplies the essential fuel that enables the human
spirit to continue moving forward,
especially in the face of severe adversity.
-- John Di Frances
You cannot get through a single day without having
an impact on the world around you. What you do makes
a difference, and you have to decide what kind of
difference you want to make.
have something to offer.
It’s so important to be able to step out of our comfort
and share the benefit of our experience with others who
are trying to find their way.
You can make a real difference and have real impact. I haven’t
experienced anything more satisfying than that.
-- David Gregory (Meet The Press)
heart of a volunteer is not measured in size,
but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference
in the lives of others.
-- DeAnn Hollis
is so much each one of us can do to make a difference.
We are at a dangerous juncture in the history of mankind.
… We need to defend our principles and values, human
rights, civil liberties and the rule of international
law. If we don’t our world will further descend into
a state of chaos.
as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
is important to nurture any new ideas and initiatives
which can make a difference...”
my challenge to each of you ... is that you ask yourself
what you can do to make a difference. And then take
that action, no matter how large or how small. For
our children have a right to peace.
better to have a meaningful life and make a difference than
to merely have a long life.
-- Bryant H. McGill
"I think that the celebrity is a really important
thing, because we have the voice that's recognizable,
that can educate people to make a difference and empower
them to make a difference, and to also get things
in motion with the people in charge that can effect
to keep in mind the blessings we do have, and make sure
we give back and pay it forward.
We have to take care of one another — on Make A Difference
Day and every day.
-- Natalie Morales (NBC News Today)
"I was extremely moved by the plight of Tsunami victims
and I was inspired to try to make a difference."
make a difference
in the world,
just one heart,
one kind word at a time.
takes ONE FAMILY to make a difference in this COMMUNITY.
It takes ONE PERSON to make a difference in this FAMILY."
-- Nisandeh Neta
one kid going hungry in America is one too many.
How can we stand by when the reality is that there are more
than 12 million underfed children in the U.S.?
We can make a difference.
-- Leann Rimes, singer
children are viscerally aware of the heightened violence
on this planet. It has permeated every aspect of their
lives. They are hungry to make a difference, desperate
to affect their reality in a positive way, but they
are unsure of how to do it."
you decide to look at life outside of the narrow limits
of just your world and start to understand that you
can make a difference in very simple ways - in volunteering
and all the way up to bigger world problems."
a new mother, I want to give my children the best start
in life but millions of children affected with AIDS
don’t live with such certainty. We can all do something
to give them a future worth living for. We can make
a difference in a child’s life by joining with UNICEF
to ensure that mothers and children are given the treatment
that they deserve, in order to live a life free from
HIV and AIDS.”
hunger in America is as much a paradox as it is a tragedy.
Why, in the wealthiest country in the world, should
hunger darken the lives and dreams of 12 million children
and their families? I believe that, when Americans learn
the facts and understand how their involvement can make
a difference, banishing childhood hunger will be a national,
local and personal priority.
goal in life is to leave behind a safe and healthy
world for our children. Before I leave this world,
I want to be satisfied that at least I tried. I know
I can make a difference, even if it might only be
a small one." -- Maisie
just a smile on your face
Can help to make this world a better place.
Stand up for the things that are right.
Try to talk things out instead of fight.
Lend a hand when you can, get involved this is good.
You can help to make a difference in your neighborhood."
you wish for a better world? You are not alone! There
is so much going on to help make this world a better
place that the mainstream media never shows us. Many
diverse movements for change have been converging
into a more holistic, global movement for a better
world. This emerging movement does not belong to any
one group or organization, but together we are helping
create a more peaceful, just and sustainable world,
one act of compassion at a time... Every act of compassion
makes a difference! Do One Thing for a better world.
Together we make a world of difference!"
important to see what we can do to make a difference,
but it's more important to me to do it every single
who volunteer often agree in the beginning that they thought
“they were doing something for others.”
It doesn't take them long to realize they are the ones who
are richer for the experience.
It's the absolute truth. Make A Difference Day is your chance
to find out.
-- Harry Smith (NBC News)
A Difference Day is a great way to introduce kids to the
rewards of volunteering.
It's fun, it's focused and it's empowering to know that
millions are motivated to do the same.
-- Kate Snow (NBC Nightline)
accept that you can't make a difference. Because if
you can't make a difference, you won't make a difference,
and if you put a multiplier on that we will continue
on an unsustainable pathway.
of us alone can save the nation or world. But each
of us can make a positive difference if we commit
ourselves to do so.
-- Cornel West
us show children around the world that we can make a
is much to be done, there is much that can be done…
one person of integrity can make a difference...
may find that making a difference for others makes the biggest
difference in you.”
-- Brian Williams