Sep 23, 2009 11:16 PM by Abby Lane, Sharon Brandman
Millions will pick up rakes, shovels and bags of trash to volunteer, next month.
Make a Difference Day is one of the country's largest volunteer efforts. And in Southern Colorado, it has expanded to the entire month of October.
Projects range from cleaning up parks to working with developmentally disabled adults and seniors.
"It's important right now, I believe, because of the economic downturn that we're having and our fragile population is really in need right now," says Aimee Liotino, with Pikes Peak United Way.
Each week in October has a theme. The first focuses on the homeless and disabled. The second helps out seniors. Then there is a week devoted to being green, and finally a youth week. For more information click here.