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
Sierra Avenue School
Legal Services of Northern California
Town & Country Humane Society
Hamilton City Industrial Park
Hamilton City Women's Club
Community House Thrift Shop
La Bonte Family
Town of Paradise Animal Control