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Phone: 781-963-0373
P.O. Box 120189
Massachusetts 02112

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Target demographics: motivated people volunteer to help the neediest, community-based charities in organized groups

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: make cozy "no sew" fleece blankets for needy kids or assemble educational materials developing school readiness for preschool students

Geographic areas served: Greater Boston

Programs: organized one-time, hands-on volunteer projects for individuals, partnerships with businesses to promote effective community involvement, and training and assistance to nonprofit leaders seeking quality volunteer management.

People Making a Difference® (PMD) seeks to create a world in which people and businesses are socially aware and engaged in their communities such that they approach volunteerism by learning about problems and needs, becoming familiar with local charities that are working to address them, volunteering, and providing other needed resources to make a difference. Our vision is for everyone to be able to volunteer productively a few days a year so that together we make a real difference throughout the year while learning important things along the way.
During the past 20 years, PMD has engaged nearly 7,000 volunteers in 1,000 service projects helping 125 community-based charities.
In 2012, we moved our physical office and tools to a permanent location in Randolph, but we still serve Greater Boston.

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I've volunteered on two projects through PMD in 2014 and have thoroughly enjoyed them both...Lori does an excellent job of planning the events and providing volunteers with all of the information that they need beforehand, both about the event itself and also about the organization you will be ... more »
PMD is a terrifically well run organization. They allow people to make an impact in just one day, and then make as much of an impact as they want. The projects are very meaningful, and you know that they really do "make a difference." And it is a fun time too... more »
PMD is a well organized and sustainable non-profit organization using volunteer time and effort wisely and making sure the recipient organization benefits with a corresponding match of effort and volunteer activity. Volunteers learn, meet new people, are useful, and have fun! Being able to ... more »
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