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Supporting what matters to our members

Each member of Royal Neighbors has the opportunity to carry-out a Difference Maker project that makes a positive social impact.

Projects completed by our members

Hundreds of members like you have used the Difference Maker Fund to make a difference in their community. From large groups to family projects, you will see how our members are turning their passion into action.

We each have a talent to share—whether it’s sewing, cooking, building, organizing, fund-raising, and more—we are proud to support the volunteer spirit of our members.

Ready to share your talents with your neighborhood? Apply today!

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    Making a Difference in a Pandemic

    Difference Maker Fund
    Feb 16, 2021
    Our current pandemic has not stopped Royal Neighbors members from impacting their community through volunteerism – they are just doing it a little differently – with a little help from our Difference Maker Fund.
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    4 Ways to Use DMF to Kick Off the New School Year

    Difference Maker Fund
    Aug 24, 2020
    It’s back-to-school time, and although that may look different now during a pandemic, there are still ways for you to make a difference in the lives of children and teachers in your community.
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    Make a Difference from Home

    Difference Maker Fund
    May 19, 2020
    Our members have upheld the Royal Neighbors tradition of serving communities for 125 years especially during times when our world and nation have been challenged by natural disasters, war, and pandemics.
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    Collaboration with non-profit spreads warmth & joy

    Difference Maker Fund
    Mar 11, 2020
    Royal Neighbors Member Jean Baker has been an active member of her chapter in Hillsboro, Oregon for many years – which is fitting because volunteering is her hobby.
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    Blown Away by Support

    Difference Maker Fund
    Feb 19, 2020
    Making a difference can be as simple as passing along a tissue. Royal Neighbors Member Lindsay Keltch decided to pass along hundreds to her local high school.
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    5 Ways to Use DMF This Holiday Season

    Difference Maker Fund
    Oct 14, 2019
    Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it can be hard to think outside the list of gifts that need to be purchased, parties that need to be attended, and finding time to still enjoy this time of year.
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    Little Free Library

    Difference Maker Fund
    Jul 29, 2019
    Elizabeth Spaunhorst and her grandson Wesley worked together to recruit 14 youth volunteers to build “Little Free Libraries” to share with their community.
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    Christian Youth Camp Supper

    Difference Maker Fund
    Jul 28, 2019
    Annette Smith and her fellow volunteers wanted to help keep the cost of summer camp low for children of a local church in rural Iowa.
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    Hippotherapy Summer Camp

    Difference Maker Fund
    Jul 20, 2019
    Courtney Young had been volunteering at Promise Ranch for several months when she decided she would like to implement a plan of her own.
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