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Butte College and Others Making A Difference

Butte College and Others 
Making A Difference in Your Community

Make A Difference Day is a national day of helping others. Butte College's Extreme Community Makeovers committee selected 23 projects in seven cities including Orland, Hamilton City, Bangor, Chico, Oroville, Paradise, and Magalia for its annual Make A Difference Day program.

The projects, which included everything from painting a school yard to planting a garden for a cancer patient to clean-up and painting at an animal shelter to landscape cleanup and graffiti eradication, were selected through a public nomination process to the Butte College Make A Difference Day Committee, comprised of the college's Phi Theta Kappa honor society, Butte College staff, administrators, students and community organizations such as the Paradise Association of Realtors.

Hundreds of Butte College volunteers included faculty, staff and students have "adopted" the designated projects and many businesses had donated supplies and tools.

"This is our largest community service project ever and we're very excited about this year's Make A Difference Day program which encourages helping our local communities and everyone had been supportive of lending a hand," said Jo Anna Birdsall, Butte College's Director of Career and Employment Services and the co-chair of the Make A Difference Day steering committee.

There was a thank You Barbecue at the Butte College Campus Center for all Make A Difference Day volunteers. The media was also invited to attend.

The list of adopted projects included:

Feather River Senior Center
Burson Family
Birdcage Theatre
Pennington Family
King Family
Wright Family
Sierra Avenue School
Hunter Family


Legal Services of Northern California
Skyway House
Esplanade House
Torres Shelter
Salvation Army

Town & Country Humane Society

Hamilton City
Hamilton City Industrial Park
Hamilton City Women's Club

Gomez Family

Meahl Family

Community House Thrift Shop
Williams Family
Mafee Family
La Bonte Family
Town of Paradise Animal Control
Day Family

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