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"Making a DIFFERENCE is what we do."

                                                                                                               - TAMIU

Make a Difference

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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Make a Difference 2016 is quickly approaching. Want to be part of this exciting service project? Sign-up Now!


 Make a Difference Week 2016

Make a Difference Week
 is the official kick-off to promote Make a Difference Day. The Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement together with the Leaders Organizing Volunteer Events Committee (L.O.V.E) host several information booths to promote local community actions and service opportunities.

Oct. 17 - Make a Difference Monday: Partnership TAMIU: An Alliance for Good – is the official kick-off to Make a Difference week. 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. 18 – Dog Toy Tuesday – partnership with The City of Laredo Animal Care Facility to create toys for pets and promote their adoption. STC Rotunda 11AM - 2PM

Oct. 19 - Color Their World Wednesday – partnership with Casa Misericordia Children Shelter to donate coloring books and crayons as well as a banner to inspire children and motivate higher education. STC Rotunda 11AM - 2PM

Oct. 20 - Thoughtful Thursday – partnership with senior care facility to promote love and care for elderly by creating cards and donations. STC Rotunda 11AM - 2PM

Oct. 21 - Film Friday – partnership with Service Learning with the showing of "The Starfish Throwers." During this event, a fundraise for Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) TAMIU Mobile Pack will take place. WHTC 111 at 1:00 PM.

Oct. 22 - Make a Difference Day - partnership with The City of Laredo Animal Care Facilities to beautify and create a more inviting center for animals and visitors in order to increase adoption rate. Projects include:

  •  Projects will be announced very soon.

 Community Supporters

The Texas A&M International University Make a Difference Day Project  greatly Appreciates the Kind Support and Partnership Provided by


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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 Rehabilitation 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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