Ridgefield Make A Difference Month

Saturday, November 5th – Friday, December 2nd

Participate in our third annual Make A Difference Month! Each week, beginning with Ridgefield First Saturday on Saturday, November 5th, will have its own theme, activities, events and challenges. All activities and content will be found on this webpage.

 

The Make A Difference Month Challenge

There are 4 weeks of Make A Difference Month, and each week has its own theme and challenges. Complete 5 points for each week to receive a certificate and “Ridgefield Cares” keychain.

Click here for the 2022 Challenge Packet

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Weekly Themes

Week 1 (Nov. 5-11): Stewardship

Stewardship is the act of taking responsibility for the well-being of the environment and your community and taking action to restore or protect that well-being. When we actively engage in Stewardship activities that benefit our trails & parks, community, and environment, we connect with neighbors, spread community ownership and pride, preserve natural resources, and help our town and businesses thrive.

Challenge: Select and complete activities that add up to at least 5 points. Found on page 2 of packet.

Event and Activity Links:

Nov. 5th Watershed Alliance Volunteer Event Details

Ballot Locations

Nov. 9th Bloodworks NW Blood Drive Details and Registration

Take the Water Footprint Quiz

Learn More about Pumpkin Disposal in Clark County

Adopt a Compassion360 Thanksgiving Box

Week 2 (Nov. 12-18): Small Acts of Kindness

Our daily lives can get busy and fly by, but at the end of the day what we tend to remember most are the little things: someone paid it forward in the coffee line, receiving an unexpected text from a friend, the person who let us skip ahead in line at the grocery store.

These small acts of kindness add up quickly. Kindness promotes gratitude, empathy, and compassion toward others and can have a positive impact on our own health and well-being.

Challenge: Select and complete activities that add up to at least 5 points. Found on page 3 of packet.

Event and Activity Links:

Ridgefield Non-Profits/Community Organizations

Sign Up to be Walk and Knock Volunteer

Waste Wizard

Ridgefield Family Resource Center Website

Snack Bag Note Card Examples:

Write a note to go in a Family Resource Center snack bag for a local student. Drop off at City Hall.

3 Note Cards with words: "Never Give Up", "Shoot for the Stars", and "You are the best"

Donation Bin Details:

Ridgefield Family Resource Center is accepting donations of children’s coats/jackets (preferably new) and new toiletries (examples include: toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, shampoo, etc.)

Locations to donate: 

Week 3 (Nov. 19-25): Gratitude

Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what we receive, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude, we acknowledge the goodness in our lives. In the process, we recognize that the source of that goodness lies at least partially outside ourselves. As a result, gratitude connects us to something larger than ourselves – to our families, friends, and community.

Think about how to take that inward reflection of gratitude and extend it to your community. How can Gratitude make a difference?

Challenge: Select and complete activities that add up to at least 5 points. Found on page 4 of packet.

Event and Activity Links:

Gratitude Banner Location:  Ridgefield City Hall. 230 Pioneer St.

Ridgefield Family Resource Center Website

Donation Bin Details: 

Ridgefield Family Resource Center is accepting donations of children’s coats/jackets (preferably new) and new toiletries (examples include: toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, shampoo, etc.)

Locations to donate: 

 

   Week 4 (Nov. 26-Dec. 2): Community

You have made a great start following along with us through Make A Difference Month. For our final week, we want to highlight how you can keep the ball rolling by staying connected to our Ridgefield community. Community involvement is important because the health of your community directly affects you. When you support and connect to your community you can take pride and ownership of its successes. We like to think of Ridgefield as one big community, but it also helps to think small.

Connect with and support your neighbors, colleagues, and classmates to Make A Difference you can see.c

Challenge: Select and complete activities that add up to at least 5 points. Found on page 5 of packet.

Event and Activity Links:

Small Business Saturday Details

Register to be a City of Ridgefield Volunteer

Check Out Details for Hometown Celebration!

Subscribe to the Community Events Calendar

Ridgefield Day-Cations

Stay Connected