Volunteer Memphis Celebrates National Make a Difference Day with Memphis Nonprofits and Local Banks

Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South’s hands-on skills training and United Way’s Truck or Treat event are part of annual Make a Difference Day initiative, designed to start children on a path of empowerment and financial education.

MEMPHIS, Tenn., October 15, 2019 – Volunteer Memphis is partnering with Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South,

United Way of the Mid-South, and Regions Bank to promote financial literacy as part of National Make a Difference Day, October 24 to 26. The weekend of events will include a kick-off event, Junior Achievement In a Day Programs (JA in a Day) at Springdale Elementary, and a

Truck or Treat event, hosted by United Way. For more information, visit https://volunteermemphis.org.

“We are excited to work with great partners like Junior Achievement, United Way, and Regions Bank to launch our financial literacy initiative for this year’s Make a Difference Day,” said Andrea Hill, Director of Volunteer Memphis. “Our goal is to grow this event each year by bringing more community partners and agencies together for National Make a Difference Day. By collaborating with Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South and United Way, we can bring programming to more elementary schools in Memphis and Shelby County.”

For this year’s inaugural event, Regions Bank employees will volunteer with students at Springdale Elementary, where they will teach Junior Achievement’s curriculum in the classrooms. JA’s Programs focus on the importance of earning, budgeting and saving money. Students will also learn how to be active participants in their community and how to develop their skills and talents to build the future they see for themselves.

Volunteer Memphis is challenging the community to participate in National Make a Difference Day 2020. Interested organizations should contact Andrea Hill at ahill@leadershipmemphis.org.

Schedule of Events

October 24 – Kick-Off at Regions Bank, 6200 Poplar Avenue

October 25 – JA in a Day at Springdale Elementary

October 26 – United Way Trunk or Treat, 1105 Tillman Street – information on the VITA Tax service opportunities, financial literacy education, free flu shots, candy, and much more!

Donations of unopened, individually wrapped candy for Trunk or Treat can be dropped off during the kick-off event at Regions Bank on October 24 or at any of the following locations around the city before October 24:

Bank of America 21 locations
BNSF Railway
CSL Plasma 3923 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38111
Double Tree Hotel 5069 Sanderlin Ave, Memphis, TN 38117
Easley Contractors 3136 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38112
National Cotton Council of America 7193 Goodlett Farms Pkwy, Cordova, TN 38016
Prairie Farms 2050 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
Shapiro Uniforms 3929 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38122
Smoothie King 5955 Poplar Ave. Suite 106 Memphis, TN 38119
Starbuck’s 13 locations across the city
Uncle Lou’s Fried Chicken 3633 Millbranch Road, Memphis, TN 38116
United Way of the Mid-South 1005 Tillman Street, Memphis, TN 38112
Victory Bicycle Studio 2549 Broad Ave, Memphis, TN 38112
View Glass 12380 Kirk Rd, Olive Branch, MS 38654