The Patriots will continue to Celebrate Volunteerism in 2021
The Celebrate Volunteerism initiative aims to share examples of dedicated volunteers, build awareness of the need for volunteering, identify and educate others about volunteer opportunities and inspire New Englanders to follow the Kraft family's example of becoming lifelong volunteers.
Throughout the season, the Kraft family and the New England Patriots Foundation will celebrate volunteers that work tirelessly to support children and families in need throughout the New England region, while also encouraging Patriots fans to get involved in their communities.
Each week, the Kraft family and Foundation recognizes one outstanding volunteer as the "Patriots Difference Maker of the Week." Seventeen outstanding volunteers will be named as a Patriots Difference Maker of the Week and will be featured on patriots.com.
As part of this recognition, the foundation will present a $5,000 donation to the nonprofit organization represented by each honoree. The Patriots Difference Makers will participate in a special year-end celebration and receive a pair of tickets to attend the Patriots final regular season home game on Jan. 2 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
This marks the 11th season that the Kraft family and the Patriots Foundation has presented their Patriots Difference Maker of the Week Award to volunteers from all across New England. Since its inception, 150 individuals have received this award and more than $675,000 has been donated to local nonprofit organizations.
The Kraft family and Foundation encourage all Patriots fans to join us by nominating an individual for the "Patriots Difference Maker of the Week award, making a donation to our collection drives or by volunteering in their local communities. Be sure to check back here throughout the season for the most up to date information on the Celebrate Volunteerism initiative.