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Join “Make A Difference Month” in Ridgefield

November 05, 2020

The first ever Make A Difference Month is sweeping through Ridgefield from November 7 – December 4. During this national month of community service challenges, find great opportunities to volunteer and get involved in helpful projects around town—from food drives to small acts of kindness. Each week will have its own themes, activities, and challenges. Plus, you can even win prizes!

Each challenge you complete will earn you 1 raffle ticket for a one-of-a-kind Ridgefield swag basket. Complete at least one weekly challenge for each of the 4 weeks to receive an “I Made A Difference” certificate, a thank you card from Ridgefield Mayor Don Stose, and 1 additional Raffle ticket (max. 9). Visit the City of Ridgefield website to learn more and download the Challenge Tracker for details and submission instructions. 

Here are the Make A Difference Month opportunites coming up:

  • Nov. 2 – Nov. 20 – Make A Difference Month Food Drive
    • Support the Ridgefield Family Resource Center beginning Tuesday, November 2nd, and running through Friday, November 20th. Find collection bins around town with a Make a Difference Month Food Drive sign and donate un-expired, non-perishable food goods. Donation bins can be found at the following locations: 
      • Rosauers Supermarket
      • Seasons Coffee
      • Ridgefield Administrative and Civic Center lobby
      • Lava Java Coffee
      • Ridgefield Craft Brewing
  • Nov. 10 – Dec. 10 – American Red Cross Blood Drive
    • Please make an appointment at
      • ilani – Tuesday, November 10th
      • Fred Meyer Salmon Creek – Thursday, November 12th
      • Ridgefield Church of the Nazarene – Tuesday, December 10th
  • Thursday, November 26 – 4th Annual Ridgefield Public Schools Foundation Turkey Trot
    • Where: Wherever you want!
    • Continue the tradition on Thanksgiving morning, or start a new one, and enjoy a nice run or walk with the people that mean the most to you. And don’t worry, you still get a race t-shirt!
    • Online Registration will be open from Friday, October 16th to Monday, November 16th. Learn more and register here.
  • Nov. 27 – Dec. 6: Ridgefield Lions Tree Lot Grand Opening
  • Saturday, November 28: Small Business Saturday
    • Support local by shopping at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Many small businesses have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic so let’s show them some love this holiday season by choosing to shop local whenever possible.

We’ll keep updating as more events get added, but find all opportunities and more information for each week, including how to win raffle prizes, here.