Make A Difference Day 2017 was Saturday, October 28th!

On October 28th, 2017, we had 105 volunteers from the OSU community who completed 5 different service projects in the community for Make A Difference Day of Service! The service projects were an incredible success, as OSU made a difference by doing all of the following:

  • 5 projects at Craft N Care with Meals on Wheels, Greenbelt Land Trust, Human Services Resources Center/Growing Food Security, Corvallis Housing First, Wildcat Ridge Sanctuary
  • 421 hours of service
  • Summary from each project:
    • Craft N Care: 137 paper bags and 65 placemats crafted for Meals on Wheels
    • Stream Stewardship (Greenbelt Land Trust): Removed invasive species from over 300 ft of land, helped to maintain riverbank
    • Squashing Food Insecurity: Processed and packaged 861 lbs of various forms of squash
    • Corvallis Housing First: Moved 72 side beds, 33 flat beds, 45 wooden planks, 21 beds, 32 steel rails, 7 tables, 2 cabinets, pillows and blankets. Inventoried 30 boxes of clothes and organized one closet
    • Wildcat Ridge Sanctuary: ~150 trees planted (cedar, douglas fir, pine), scotch broom removal, added tree protection

Check out photos from Make A Difference Day 2017 here!

How we made a difference in 2016:

On October 22, 2016, we had 98 volunteers from the OSU community who completed 5 different service projects in the community for Make A Difference Day of Service on Saturday, October 22nd! The service projects were an incredible success, as OSU volunteers made a difference by doing all of the following:

  • 5 projects at Craft N’ Care with BENCO, Corvallis Parks and Recreation, Growing Food Security, Produce for the People, and Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
  • 237 hours of service
  • Summary from each project:
    • Craft N’ Care – BENCO: 40 harvest placemats were crafted (and later laminated)
    • Corvallis Parks and Recreation: Cleared blackberry bushes, regraded ground/steps, trimmed trees, trash pickup, cleared hazards from ground
    • Growing Food Security: Weeded 4 plots, broke up soil, planted one bed of garlic (3 types), planted cover crops
    • Produce for the People: Cleaned 100+ planting pots, cleared out 2 sections of corn, planted cover crop for the Winter, picked several pounds of peppers and squash, set up 4 composting bins/sections/areas, weeded garden, mulched garden
    • Habitat for Humanity ReStore: 15 wheelbarrows full of gravel spread in parking lot, box truck loaded entirely with wooden pallets, large pile of bark mulch relocated/consolidated into one location, miscellaneous trash and scrap metal cleanup

Check out the amazing photos from the 2016 Make A Difference Day projects here.