Make a Difference Day is an annual observance focused on neighbors helping neighbors. While the national program has ended, the City of Killeen continues the tradition of matching volunteers to projects for the benefit of our city.

Make a Difference Day is Saturday, and Killeen Volunteers, Inc. needs individuals and groups to volunteer for projects that will make a positive impact throughout our community.

More than 150 people have registered to take part in 80 community service projects like food and supply drives and neighborhood and non-profit clean ups. Many projects still need volunteers or adoption.

MyKiss1031's Kiss Community Connections with Phyllis Jones will be participating in Make A Difference Day by helping the Bell County Child Welfare Board's Rainbow Room with items for children that are removed from their families. New items like baby bottles, clothes for kids ages 0 to 17 years old, toiletries or anything a child may need to start out in another home are needed and will be accepted all this week and this Saturday.

Items can be dropped off before Saturday's Make A Difference Day to David Woodberry the VP at Communities In Schools in the building behind Eastward Elementary at 1608 E. Rancier Avenue in Killeen during normal business hours or you can drop off items on Saturday in the parking lot of Child Protective Services at 503 Priest Drive.

To register to participate or adopt projects for Make a Difference Day, visit or call 501-7878.

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