Ridgefield Make A Difference Month

Saturday, November 5th – Saturday, December 3rd

Participate in our third annual Make A Difference Month! Each week, beginning with Ridgefield First Saturday on Saturday, November 6th, 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

2022 Challenge Information coming soon!

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Make A Difference Month Events

We will gather information below on additional community events taking place during Make A Difference month that support its purpose – check back frequently for updates.

Weekly Themes

2022 Challenge activities and themes coming soon! 

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.

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.

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?

Week 4 (Nov. 26-Dec. 3): 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.

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