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  What is Make a Difference?

Make a Difference is the largest single-day of volunteering in the country. On the fourth Saturday of October, millions of volunteers around the world unite in a common mission to improve the lives of others. Make A Difference Day is a day to celebrate the power of people to make a difference.


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SAVE the DATE - October 22, 2016


 Make a Difference Week FY 2015

Make a Difference Week
 is the official kick-off to promote Make a Difference Day. The Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement hosts several information booths to promote local community actions and service opportunities.

Oct. 20 - Partnership TAMIU: An Alliance for Good – is the official kick-off to Make a Difference week. Seven local agencies will sign a Memorandum of Agreement with the University to make an official commitment to service in our local community. STC Rotunda 10AM - 2PM

Oct. 20 – Partnership Booth – partnership with Azteca Economic Development to promote financial literacy and economic sustainability. STC Rotunda 10AM - 2PM

Oct. 21 - Inspire a Child – partnership with Voz de Ninos, Children’s Advocacy Center and SCAN to create inspirational cards to motivate our youth and promote higher education. STC Rotunda 10AM - 2PM

Oct. 22 - TAMIU Fights Hunger – partnership with South Texas Food Bank to promote the local and national endeavor to end hunger. STC Rotunda 10AM - 2PM

Oct. 23 - Barter for Better Drive and Trade – partnership with Volunteer Serving the Need (VSTN) to collect and trade goods for 500 local military families.STC Rotunda 10AM - 2PM

Oct. 25 - Make a Difference Day - partnership with Ruthe B. Cowl Rehabilitation Center to beautify and create a more inviting center for children and community families. Projects include:

  • Painting indoor walls at the Kid’s Therapy Room (Robot theme)
  • Painting ceiling in the Kid’s Therapy Room
  • Washing/Cleaning walls at the kids playground
  • Painting walls at the kids playground
  • Cleaning walls at the garden area
  • Painting walls at the garden area
  • Cleaning equipment in the Adult Therapy Wing
  • Providing shelving for equipment in the Adult Therapy Wing
  • Reconstructing garden area
  • Painting some quotes of inspiration in lobby area



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The Texas A&M International University Make a Difference Day Project 2014
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In 2010, Texas A&M International University established its first Make a Difference event. Over 150 students gathered to serve the Laredo-Webb community to make a difference. Today, Make a Difference is a TAMIU student tradition. To learn more about our past service projects, click on the link below.

2015 - Make a Difference at Ruthe B. Cowl Regabilitation Center

2014 - Make a Difference at Ruthe B. Cowl Rehabilitation Center

2013 - Make a Difference at TAMIU

2012 - Make a Difference at Paso Del Indio Trail

2011 - Make a Difference at Father McNaboe Park Cleanup (Keep Laredo Beautiful) and Habitat for Humanities

2010 - Make a Difference at Habitat for Humanities


  Quick Links

Student Center Suite 226
5201 University Blvd., Laredo, TX 78041-1900
(956) 326-2286 or (956) 326-2288
Fax: (956) 326-2279
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