in your everyday life that makes a difference in the world? Why do you do it and why do you think it is important? Do you feel that it makes a difference? Does it matter to you if it changes nothing? Another thread got me thinking about this topic. So many people do things everyday that make a real difference in the world; they volunteer, they teach, they foster children, they mentor, they walk dogs, they provide meals for the home bound, they give of their time and money. I'll start off. I volunteer at the local elementary school, where I still have one kid attending. I volunteer mainly in the science lab and for science related activities because I think that science in the classroom is important. Most of the programs I'm involved in through this are to make science fun. My kids and I also volunteer at the local food pantry/thrift store. This organization has a community garden, a thrift store for clothes and furniture, a clinic and a food pantry. It provides assistence for the poor, elderly and disaster relief. I also volunteer with Coats for Kids and BSA. I do this because I feel that I am fortunate in my circumstances, and I feel I should give back to my community. I volunteer with my kids because I think that it is important for them to learn; how to give of their time, how to make things happen for others and how fortunate they are. I think it makes a difference. It certainly does to the kid who gets the coat, and to the family who gets fresh veggies that the couldn't otherwise afford.