Butte College Is Making a Difference in Your Community
October 25, 2008
Make A Difference Day is a national day of helping others and takes place on the fourth Saturday of every October. Butte College's Extreme Community Makeovers committee has selected 23 projects in six cities including Orland, Hamilton City, Bangor, Chico, Oroville and Paradise, for its annual Make A Difference Day program.
The projects, which include 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.
More than 60 volunteers including faculty, staff and students have "adopted" all of the 23 designated projects and many businesses have donated supplies and tools.
Businesses and citizens were asked to join the college's Make A Difference Day committee on October 25 to help with time, materials or donations to complete the projects. Among the supplies needed were: interior and exterior paint; grass seed; outdoor plants and trees, fencing, wood chips and dry wall.
"We're very excited about this year's Make A Difference Day program which includes real hands-on activities that all aspects of the community - private and business - could get involved in," 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. "We really needed paint, and people who were willing to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty making a difference for others."