H-SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

Oct 27, 2012 7:21 PM by Kathrene Herndon, KSBY News

Hundreds of volunteers come out to help "Make a Difference"

Hundreds of people from all over San Luis Obispo County were coming together on Saturday to help out their neighbors.

The volunteers took part in "Make a Difference Day."

They completed various tasks at more than 25 non-profit agencies throughout the county.

At least 70 volunteers were at Growing Grounds in San Luis Obispo, where they were raking leaves, trimming plants, and sprucing up the area.

Volunteers were also at I Care International, where they were cleaning eyeglasses that will be sent to third-world countries.

Angeline Foshay, a United Way youth board member, says, "It's a good way to get out there and just do some hard work. We don't get a lot of opportunities to help out because a lot of us are uniformed, but the United Way Youth Board helps us find places you can really make a difference."

The event is held every year on the fourth Saturday of October.

The nationally-recognized event is organized by the Center for Community Engagement at Cal Poly and United Way of San Luis Obispo County.

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