Make a Difference Day was a success! October 2014, we celebrated Make a Difference Day throughout the community by collecting children’s books for Title 1 schools. We collected over 1400 books which went to three Albuquerque schools. We held a celebration at our Thrift Shop where we hosted representatives from Emerson Elementary School, Valle Vista Elementary School, and Mt. View Elementary School.
Among the invited guests was Laurie Everhart who is both the Title I Director for Albuquerque Public Schools and one of our chapter’s advisors. Children who represented their schools chose an extra book and received a Halloween gift bag containing pencils, note pads, stickers, and crayons with a Halloween theme. After cookies, cider, and smiles, the children and representatives delivered the new books to their schools.