Let’s Make A Difference today

If you woke up today with the urge to help others, we have a suggestion for you.

Actually, we have more than a dozen suggestions for how you can help on Make A Difference Day, an annual day of volunteerism being sponsored for the 14th year by the Tribune Chronicle. More than 60 individuals and organizations have registered projects ranging from cleanups and landscaping to oil changes and a roaring ’20s party.

All volunteers are invited to attend the free volunteer picnic at noon at the Warren Community Amphitheatre.

If you want to get your hands dirty, the following projects could use some extra volunteers:

l Central City Neighborhood Association will be cleaning up at the Central City Unity Garden at the corner of Washington and Mercer streets 8 to 11 a.m.

l Kelly Hall needs volunteers to do yard work for elderly residents in Warren 10 a.m. to noon. Email her at KAH44446@yahoo.com for more information.

l Neighborhood Pride is doing cleanups in various Warren Township neighborhoods. Volunteers should meet at the township administration building at 9 a.m.

l Warren Councilwoman Danielle Polivka is doing a cleanup at Circle Park on Central Parkway 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

l Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership and Warren G. Harding’s robotics team, Delphi ELITE Team 48, will be beautifying the bike path along the railroad tracks and Woodland Bike Park at the corner of Woodland and Logan avenues NE 9 to 11:30 a.m.

l Warren Neighborhood Initiative will be cleaning out the shelter house at Quinby Park off Austin Avenue SW to prepare it for demolition 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

l Volunteers are needed to clean up Youngstown Road from Pat Catan’s to Family Dollar noon to 3 p.m. Meet at Pat Catan’s.

Or, clean out your food pantries and closets and donate to these Make A Difference Day collections:

l American Association of University Women Trumbull County Chapter is collecting baby supplies, including diapers, bottles and baby wipes, for the Bella Women’s Center. Items can be dropped off at the center, 1192 North Road NE in Warren, 10 a.m. to noon.

l County Commissioner Dan Polivka will be collecting items for the annual Families Helping Families Christmas dinner 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Aulizio’s Banquet Center in Warren.

l Cortland Rotary Club is collecting clothes for the Warren Family Mission at Lakeview High School 9 to 11 a.m.

l Domestic Sewing Center, 2011 Youngstown Road SE, Warren, is collecting blankets and quilts for patients at Akron Children’s Hospital on behalf of Blankets of Love 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

l Grace United Methodist Church is collecting snack foods such as fruit snacks, granola bars and crackers for children at Someplace Safe. Items can be dropped off at the Warren Community Amphitheatre 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

l Healthy Youth Promoting Excellence (HYPE) and the Southeast Side Community Association are collecting hygiene products, socks and underwear for homeless people and veterans. There will be a container at the amphitheatre during the picnic.

l Howland High School Interact Club will collect food door-to-door.

l Niles Community Services has passed out paper bags for residents to fill with items for the food pantry. The bags will be collected 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

l Northwest Neighborhood Association is collecting non-perishable food items for the pantry at Grace United Methodist Church. Items can be dropped off at the church, 1725 Drexel Ave. NW, Warren, 9 a.m. to noon.

l Seven Seventeen Credit Union is collecting food and cash for the Warren Family Mission at the main branch drive-thru, 3181 Larchmont Ave. NE, 9 to 11 a.m.

l St. Joseph Hospital Retirees are collecting food for the Grace United Methodist food pantry. Items can be dropped off at the church 9 a.m. to noon.

l Walnut Run Condominiums on Tournament Trail in Cortland is collecting food for the Cortland Area Cares food pantry. Items can be dropped off 10 a.m. to noon at the condos.