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Make A Difference 2016

For 8 years, The Day's 'Make a Difference' series has done just that

The Day has spent the holidays highlighting local organizations and the people they serve since 2008. Organizations that have participated say it's made a world of difference.

GALLERIES: Make A Difference 2016

The Day's Make a Difference series brings 'a huge response'

As in other years, The Day’s series, in existence since 2008, brought stories this year of heartbreak and need from around the region.

Make a Difference: Thames River Family Program

Make a Difference: Thames River Family Program

Make A Difference - Bethsaida Community Inc.

A 37-year-old single mother who asked not to be identified.

Make a Difference: Riverfront Children's Center

After a car accident, Ashley has been out of work and is struggling to pay rent. There is no extra money for Christmas presents or winter clothes for the children.

Make a Difference: Covenant Shelter of New London

A working couple and their 5-year-old daughter are living in an emergency shelter in New London.