Join the Wenatchee Valley for Make A Difference Day this Saturday


There is no shortage of Make A Difference Day opportunities in the Wenatchee Valley and throughout North Central Washington this Saturday, Oct. 27.

The span of projects range from meeting needs for the elderly, youth, animals, domestic abuse victims, people with disabilities, community revitalization and more. Make A Difference Day is a national day of helping others, with the Wenatchee-area participating in the tradition since 1992.

You can find a full list of all of the projects underway throughout the Valley online or add your own project for others to participate.

Kicking-off the upcoming event with a preview of projects and a look at the tradition over the years, Laurel Helton and Margie Kerr have led the community in the effort to help others and celebrate neighbors coming together for a common goal.

This week Wake Up Wenatchee Valley will feature a number of projects organized by locals throughout the region:

FunDrive Textiles Collection to benefit the Golden Apple Marching Band:
  • Drop off clothing, towels, linens, blankets, quilts, curtains, tablecloths, purses, belts, stuffed animals—anything fabric (even luggage is accepted) at WHS parking lot 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Contact: Patricia Maxwell 509 770-0814.
  • Email:

Give a foster parent 5!!!
  • Please bring a gift card, or cards, in the amount of $5 to the FosteringWA information table at Pybus Market.
  • FosteringWA will also have information about how to become a foster parent and/or other ways to support the fostering community.
  • Contact: Hayley Stoebner
  • Email:

Hospitality House – Donations to pay for materials to reside an outbuilding:
  • Hospitality Ministries operates Hospitality House men’s homeless shelter at 1450 S. Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee.
  • From now through Saturday, Oct. 27th, we are collecting money to pay for the materials to re-side a medium size two-story outbuilding.  We hope to raise the $3,500 needed for this siding.  This building has two bedrooms for resident managers on the second floor and storage space on the first floor.  We really need to get the siding on this building before the cold winter hits.
  • Can you help us?  Please send your donation of any size to Hospitality Ministries – PO Box 2542, Wenatchee, WA 98807.  For questions, call our office 509-663-4289.
  • Name: Paul Hughes
  • Email:

Ohme “Love your Gardens” | Make a Difference Day:
  • Sat. Oct. 27, 8:00 am – noon (arrive by 8 am for orientation)
  • 3327 Ohme Rd, Wenatchee
  • Great for individuals, families and groups, every skill level is invited (Ages 16 years and up)
  • Refreshment and goodies will be provided
  • **Please bring work gloves.
  • For information call Jason Browning, 662-5785 or email

Sage’s 2nd Annual Monster Bash:
  • Monster Bash is a spooktacular family-friendly event featuring Trunk-or-Treat, games, prizes, a bouncy house, costume contest, snacks, and more. Everything will be in the parking lot at 710 N. Chelan Ave. Come from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. It’s a safe and unique way to go trick or treating by going “trunk-to-trunk” in a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Proceeds from the event will go toward the needs of our clients.
  • We are also looking for donations (candy 😃) and trunks – if you would like to decorate your car and hand out candy, please reach out to Megan Willis at or at 509-663-7446.

New Fencing for Trusting Spirit Horse Rescue (Orondo):
  • JOIN US THIS YEAR and help get the horses and the ranch ready for winter. Meet at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 27 at the Trusting Spirit Horse Rescue, 6 Crystal Moon, Orondo.
  • This year’s primary activities will involve mending and replacing some fencing, repairing a few shelters and some general clean up. So bring your tools!
  • Name: Cindy Wall
  • Email: