Make A Difference Day 2016

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Over 400 volunteers
1,600 hours
Total value of over $38,600

On Saturday, October 22, 2016, the City of Goodyear celebrated its 9th Make a Difference Day, which coincides with Make a Difference Day held nationally every 4th Saturday of October.  It is the largest national day of volunteering - a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. 

Over 400 volunteers from several community groups completed projects that helped the City's residents and improved its neighborhoods.   Volunteers worked together on 16 projects, including:

  • Painting the exterior of homes of 3 Goodyear senior/veteran/disabled residents
  • Playground build at Estrella Vista Park North
  • Painting the railing at Bullard Wash Phase 2
  • Beautification of Western Avenue by updating the islands with plants and granite 
  • Painting the block walls and/or wrought iron fences around 2 City well sites and the gate of 1 City well site and installing riprap at another well site
  • Painting over 170 fire hydrants
  • Painting the exterior doors at the Goodyear Community Center, and
  • Painting the gates at the Public Works Admin building, Fire Station #184 and Fire Station #185.

 Make a Difference Day 2016 

View the Make a Difference Day 2016 Photo Album.

Special thanks to the following Eagle Scout candidates, volunteer groups, and donors for their support.

  • Eagle Scout Candidates T. Burt, J. Gallegos, C. Gates, C. Mikos, D. Miller and B. Spear
  • The Honey Foundation
  • Pure Patio
  • Target Corporation
  • Aktion Club
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • Palm Valley Church
  • The Church at Litchfield Park 
  • Desert Edge High School
  • Estrella Foothills High School
  • Millennium High School
  • Verrado High School
  • Incito Schools 
  • The Odyssey Preparatory Academy Goodyear
  • Western Sky Middle School
  • PepsiCo (Gatorade)
  • PPG Industries (paint for well site fence)
  • Sherwin Williams (exterior paint)
  • Stockman Feeds and Western Wear (fire hydrant paint)
  • Papa John's (discounted pizzas)