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Hundreds turn out for Make a Difference Day

Hundreds turned out Saturday for the city's annual "Make a Difference Day" at the Pleasanton Library.

Sponsored by the Community of Character Coalition and Accusplit, the focus was on community service and volunteerism.

Exhibitors showed how their organizations give service and how others may also participate in giving back. The theme was "Get Connected, Stay Connected through Community Involvement.

Over 30 of the leading non-profit groups in the city participated, including: Accusplit, Alameda County CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates), AV Athletic Boosters, Amador Valley Quilters, Alviso Adobe Community Park, American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, American Red Cross and the Assistance League of Amador Valley.

Also participating with representatives and information booths at the event were Blankets for Kids, Boy Scouts of America, Bundles of Joy, City Serve of the Tri-Valley, eScrip, Hope Hospice, JustServe.org, Livermore-Amador Valley Garden Club, Museum on Main, National Charity League, Open Heart Kitchen and the Pleasanton Library.

Other participants were the Community of Character organization, Lions Club, Pleasanton Military Families, Rotary Club of Pleasanton, Rotary Club of Pleasanton North, Pleasanton Police Department, Senior Support of the Tri-Valley, Special Olympics, Tri-Valley Youth Court, Valley Humane Society and the Tri-Valley YMCA.

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