Make a Difference Day

Posted by Rebecca Richardson on 9/4/2017

Make a Difference Day 2017

Caln Press Release


Once again, Caln Elementary School will be taking part in the National Make a Difference Day- Day of service. Make a Difference Day is one of the largest annual single-days of service nationwide.  Through the efforts put forth for Make a Difference Day, Volunteers are able to come together as one for a common mission of improving the lives of others. 

Make a Difference Day evolved from the National Day of Service.  Through involvement in Make a Difference Day, it shows our students that anyone can help and make an impact on their community and the community of others. All of the efforts made by volunteers helps to make a difference in our communities as well and allows our students to learn about volunteering and service to the community.  

 Caln Elementary School has taken part in Make a Difference Day for over 20 years.  Each year, we pick a different cause to support. Our goal is to extend the Caln Compassion that our students and staff exhibit on a daily basis.  We come together to gather items, food, or money showing our true Caln Compassion.  On National Make a Difference, we have a culminating Assembly to celebrate our efforts.

This year, we will be supporting efforts to help those affected by the hurricanes in Texas and Florida.  It is important that our students help with a cause that they understand. Our goal is to ensure students are able to relate to the cause selected for Make a Difference day.   Our students and staff have expressed the need to help schools, students, and teachers that have been affected by the devastating hurricanes. A Fourth Grade Student, Kylee Bostic, stated, “ I would like to start a school  supply donation for the kids that lost their schools and personal belongings from the horrible storm.”  We have decided to adopt classrooms to make sure that the students in those areas have what they need to return to school, ready and prepared to learn, without having to worry about retrieving additional supplies after the devastation. 

This year, each grade level will collect a specific items.  Our Kindergarten classes will be collecting Folders.  Our First Grade classes will be collecting crayons.  Our Second Grade classes will be collecting pencils.  Our Third Grade classes will be collecting glue and glue sticks. Our Fourth Grade classes will be collecting markers and dry erase markers.  Our Fifth Grade students will be collecting construction paper and loose leaf paper. We are looking forward to the collection of items beginning Monday, September 25, 2017 and ending on Friday, October 20, 2017.  Our students and staff are looking forward to our culminating Assembly to show our efforts on Friday, October 27, 2017.  We appreciate the community and the continued support of our efforts.  Make a Difference Day is a wonderful way to show our compassion, confidence, and courage as a Caln Family.