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Make a Difference Day 2018

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Nearly 300 volunteers
Over 1,000 hours

Total value of nearly $26,000

On Saturday, October 27, 2018, the City of Goodyear celebrated its 11th 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. 

Nearly 300 volunteers from several community groups completed projects that helped the City's residents and improved its neighborhoods.   Volunteers worked together on 12 projects, including:

  • Planting trees and shrubs at Goodyear Community Park,
  • Spreading wood chips at Falcon, Portales and Rio Paseo parks,
  • Constructing a code-compliant driveway and cleaning the yard of a low-income senior Goodyear resident,
  • Cleaning up right of ways on sections of Estrella Parkway and Cotton lane, and
  • Painting various structures within the City, including:
    • Exterior of homes of 2 Goodyear senior residents
    • 114 fire hydrants in Canyon Trails, Wade Acres and Travis Park, and
    • Perimeter masonry walls around 2 City well sites.


View the Make a Difference Day 2018 Photo Album.

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

  • Eagle Scout Candidates J. Carpenter and R. Patton
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • Desert Springs Community Church
  • Palm Valley Church
  • Franklin Pierce University
  • Desert Edge High School
  • Millennium High School
  • Verrado High School
  • The Odyssey Preparatory Academy
  • Western Sky Middle School
  • Wells Fargo
  • Pat’s Pack and Cotton Lane Crew
  • The Honey Foundation
  • Rotary Club of Goodyear Pebble Creek (also donated 14 trees)
  • Sherwin Williams (paint)
  • Procon Professional Concrete LLC (concrete and installation services)
  • Pepsico (Gatorade)
  • Papa John's (discounted pizzas)