St. Johns Housing Partnership Announces Oct. 22 as ‘Make a Difference Day’ in the Community

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (October 6, 2022) – – The St. Johns Housing Partnership (SJHP), creating safe, clean, affordable housing in North Florida since 1996, has announced a county-wide initiative on “National Make a Difference Day,” Saturday, Oct. 22, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Make a Difference Day will mobilize volunteers who will spread out over St. Johns County to help paint, clean and repair more than 15 homes for veterans, the elderly or disabled.

Volunteers are needed for exterior house painting, repairs, landscaping, yard clean up and to help build wheelchair ramps.

“Make a Difference Day promotes the idea of volunteering and making an impact in one’s own community,” noted SJHP Executive Director Bill Lazar. “It promotes that any act of kindness, no matter the size, can go a long way in making a difference for someone else.”

Visit www.sjhp.org to volunteer on Make a Difference Day.

In addition to recruiting volunteers, SJHP is offering sponsorships packages and taking donations of materials. Sponsorships range from $500 to $5,500. Click here to view sponsorship opportunities and needed materials.

National Make a Difference Day was created by “USA Weekend” magazine in 1992 to offer community support and encourage volunteerism across the country.

Points of Light, a non-profit organization founded by former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, is the official co-sponsor of Make a Difference Day. Ever since its inception, Make a Difference Day has echoed in 30 countries and has inspired over 30 million volunteer hours.

For more information contact the St. Johns Housing Partnership at (904) 824-0902 or info@sjhp.org.



Founded in 1996 the St. Johns Housing Partnership (SJHP) is committed to providing safe, decent, and affordable housing in North Florida. SJHP creates partnerships between public and private sectors including investors on projects that create low- and moderate-income housing, rebuilds neglected homes and revitalizes neighborhoods in disadvantaged areas while supporting programs that enhance community economic and social development including counselling on homeownership and finances. For more information visit www.sjhp.org.