Take some time out of your day this Saturday to make a difference in your community.

TEGNA President and CEO Dave Lougee said Thursday to talk about the national day of service which began in 1992 with a single purpose: to improve the lives of others.

“Local broadcasting, and good local broadcasters fundamentally our role both through the information and education we do through news but also the projects and the platform we have through the power of television is fundamentally about making communities better,” Lougee said.

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Lougee also talked about how the TEGNA Foundation will award 13 National Honorees a $10,000.00 grant awarded to the 501C3 charity that relates to their projects.

“I think everybody can come up with their own ideas,” said Lougee. “They can think of things in their own neighborhoods, people they can help or make the neighborhood better and through the power of social media it’s pretty easy to organize people fast so here’s a chance for social media to be used for great things.”

Several TEGNA stations are joining the nationwide volunteer effort.

Here at WFMY News 2, for our 2017 Make a Difference Day project, we're volunteering time to help assemble food in backpacks for the Backpack Beginnings program. For the past few years, we did makeovers of media centers for several schools in Guilford County.

Make A Difference Day is made possible by communities everywhere and the people of TEGNA with support from Arby’s Foundation and Points of Light.

To learn more about the Tegna Foundation project grant program and to find a local project, click here.