Make a Difference Day

Make a Difference Day is a national day of service.

Every year on the 4th Saturday of October, Volunteer McKinney organizes dozens of volunteer projects across McKinney for community members, families, clubs and teams to participate in. Join hundreds of people with giving hearts as you make a difference in McKinney helping many great nonprofit organizations.

Volunteers can sign up as an individual or team and spend the morning MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

After you volunteer, you are encouraged to eat at one of the local restaurant hosts participating in Make a Difference Day. You will receive a free t-shirt for volunteering. Wear your Volunteer McKinney t-shirt to their restaurant and you will receive a discount off your meal!

2023 Nonprofit Projects

Hugs Cafe – Adults with Special Needs

iRise DFW (formally Fahma) Food Pantry for Single Moms

Food Drive for McKinney Food Pantries

My Little Free Pantry

Habitat for Humanity – Affordable Homeownership

SWING! Foundation for Single Moms

Emergency Essential Drive – Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County

CityChurch – East McKinney Youth Programs

Community Food Pantry

Neighborhood cleanups and more being added…

Community Life Line – Food Distribution

Streetside Showers – Mobile Showers for Unhoused Neighbors

Good Will Industries – Thrift for Purpose

Embrace Texas – Foster Care


Special Thanks to our 2023 Sponsors

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center logo
McKinney Community Development Corporation logo