Volunteers nationwide will improve their communities Oct. 28, as part of the annual Make a Difference Day, which has been formally held since 1992.

Members of KCEN-TV and parent company TEGNA will participate in the event, which is one of the largest single days of service in the United States. TEGNA has partnered with the Arby's Foundation, which combats childhood hunger and promotes youth leadership and career readiness, along with help from Points of Light -- the world's largest organization devoted to volunteer service.

As part of KCEN-TV's efforts in Central Texas, the station collected clothing and supplies for Operation Stand Down Central Texas, which helps homeless veterans and their families. On Oct. 28, station employees will volunteer at the National Guard Armory in Killeen.

KCEN-TV encourages our viewers to launch their own community improvement projects or volunteer for ones that are already happening locally. To start your own project or volunteer for an existing one, click here. If you launch a project, you could win a $10,000 grant to help your charitable organization.