The annual Make A Difference Day is this week, and many in the community want to help but don't know how.
For them, a wide array of projects still need volunteers.
Following is a list of worthy causes set for Saturday.
Make A Difference Day is a national day of volunteerism held the fourth Saturday in October and sponsored locally by the Tribune Chronicle and nationally by USA Weekend Magazine.
Visit www.tribtoday.com and click on the Make A Difference Day link to register a project, see what projects are available and need volunteers, volunteer yourself, and print out forms, including the cornhole tournament registration form.
Official 2012 Make A Difference Day T-shirts are $10 each and are available in the Tribune Chronicle lobby. Other arrangements may also be made for acquiring a T-shirt by contacting event coordinator Sue Shafer at 330-841-1696. Any shirts not sold in advance will be available at the Make A Difference Day Volunteer Picnic.
Click on the Make A Difference Day link at www.tribtoday.com to find or register projects or the cornhole tournament.
Proceeds for the shirts go to the Tribune Chronicle's Make A Difference Day project fund.
Projects in need of volunteers and / or donations:
Blankets of Love: Accepting blankets and new stuffed animal donations for hospitalized children; making bibs for nursing home patients at Domestic Sewing in Warren.
Champion Pride Council: Free clothes giveaway for children and teens from 9 to 11 a.m. at Champion Central School.
Colbert's Care: Collecting children's adhesive bandages for local pediatric wards. Bring bandages to the volunteer picnic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Warren Community Amphi-theatre, 321 Mahoning Ave. N.W.
Community Volunteer Council: In need of labor to put on roof. They have materials.
Cortland Rotary: Clothing drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lakeview High School and food drive for Cortland Area Cares food bank.
Dress for Success: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 518 Main Ave. S.W., Warren. The group is accepting donations and needs volunteers to sort clothes. The group also needs mirrors, lights, office supplies and help with web design and maintenance.
First United Methodist Church: Collecting items for deployed soldiers from 10 a.m. to noon at 309 N. Park Ave., Warren.
Food bank: Sparkle Market on Parkman Road is collecting nonperishable foods during store hours for a local food bank.
For Betty's Angels: Yard cleanup from 8 a.m. to noon on Fairgreen Avenue in Warren.
Grace United Methodist Church: Collecting layette items for newborns and gift cards for Bella Women's Center.
Hannah's House: Food drive from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3653 Warren Sharon Road.
Susan Helsel: Encouraging people to make Veterans Day cards for hospitalized vets. Bring completed cards to Make A Difference Day Volunteer Picnic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Warren Community Amphitheatre, 321 Mahoning Ave. N.W.
Hope Chest Foundation: Register to play in the fourth annual charity cornhole tournament beginning at 9 a.m. in the Courthouse Square Park, Warren.
Cindy McCale: Walk for health and donate $1 for Emmanuel Community Care Center from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of 2 N. State St., Girard.
Newton Falls Citizens: Cleanup at Veteran's Park and Community Park.
Niles Community Services: Nonperishable food collection from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Northwest Neighborhood Association: Clean up community garden beginning at 10 a.m. at 3321 Lynwood Drive, Warren.
Project Linus: Making quilts for local hospitals, Hospice and Someplace Safe from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tod Avenue United Methodist Church in Warren.
St. Joseph Health Center: Cleanup of Cancer Center Healing Garden.
St. Mary's Church: Donations for Beatitude House in Warren.
Second Harvest Food Bank: Collecting non-perishable food at CVS stores in Trumbull and Mahoning counties.
Seven Seventeen Credit Union: Collecting monetary donations and nonperishable food for Warren Family Mission and Second Harvest Food Bank from 9 to 11 a.m. at Warren and Vienna locations.
Southwest Neighborhood Association: Collecting food for Thanksgiving baskets for Tod's Crossing.
Suitcases for Children: Collecting gently used suitcases for CSB children at Believers Christian on Shenley Avenue in Warren, 9 a.m. to noon.
Volunteer Picnic: Tribune Chronicle-hosted picnic at the Warren Community Amphitheatre from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Make A Difference Day volunteers.
Warren City Fire Department / HandsOn Volunteer Network: Installing smoke detectors from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. To volunteer, contact Kristen Gallagher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Warren Glass and Paint: Peanut butter drive for Warren Family Mission. Drop off peanut butter from 8 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1203 Youngstown Road.
Warren Family Mission: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. food drive at 2671 Youngstown Warren Road location. In great need of canned and boxed foods, eggs, milk, rice, oatmeal and lunch meat.