2017 PMD Volunteers in Panera Bread Commercial
2015 PMD Receives Outstanding Volunteer Service Award from Hearth
2012 PMD Founder Receives Active Citizenship & Public Service Award from Tufts
2010 PMD's founder, Lori Tsuruda, was interviewed at length by Mark McCurdy in his podcast "Recipes for Nonprofit Success" on 3/18.
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2009 Thanks to generous supporters of PMD's Spring Celebration.
2009 Celebrate Spring and Volunteerism with PMD at 4/3 Spring Benefit! Chinese Banquet, Awards & Silent Auction @Empire Garden, 690 Washington St., Boston 02111, 6-9pm $35pp by 3/30 or $40pp at door
2008 PMD has been selected for the 2008 Catalogue for Philanthropy, an informative and innovative guide that engages donors in philanthropy with an emphasis on small to mid-size charities that do great work but rely on private donations to survive.
2008 Shop online and earn $ for PMD.

Do your online shopping through iGive.com portal where up to 15% of every purchase is automatically donated to PMD! Books, CDs, food, flowers, computers, toys+ from well-known stores like Apple, Lands End & Staples.

2008 PMD Founder Lori Tsuruda was interviewed on Suffolk County Criminal Justice Connection on BNN TV (Comcast ch 9, RCN ch 15) live on 8/12/08, 1:00-1:30 PM. The interview was rebroadcast 10-11 PM on 8/12/08 and 1-2 PM on 8/16/08.
2008 PMD honors long-time volunteer Nancy Goldberg and Cornerstone Research for their outstanding commitment to informed and responsible community service.
2007 PMD volunteer Board Director and Project Manager Jennifer Blackmon is featured in an audio slideshow (courtesy of The Boston Globe)
2007 Check out the Boston Globe special "Six and the City" (1/1/07) about people whose efforts help make Boston a better place. PMD Board Director and volunteer project manager Jennifer Blackmon is featured.
2006 PMD honors Hearth-Home for Good and long-time volunteer Mary Reid for their outstanding commitment to informed and responsible community service.
2005 National Braille Press honors PMD
2005 Read how PMD won Boston Herald's award during the USA Weekend Make a Difference contest.
2004 Read about PMD Volunteer, Nancy Goldberg, in the Massachusetts Service Alliance newsletter. (page 6)
2004 The Dorchester Reporter wrote an article about PMD entitled, "Dot-Based Activist Group Aims to Help Both Sides," by Doug Wood-Boyle.
2003 PMD Founder Lori Tsuruda named an “Extraordinary Bostonian” by the Boston Event Guide
2002 Featured in South End News and part of FOX News Holiday Special about Volunteerism
2002 PMD Founder Lori Tsuruda receives Alpha Phi Omega National Distinguished Alumni Award
2002 PMD honors Bingham Dana, National Braille Press, Hawthorne Youth & Community Center, and long-time volunteers Ian Agranat and Phil Milmoe for their outstanding commitment to responsible volunteerism
2001 The MIT Alumni Association wrote an article on PMD's founding entitled, "Making a Difference: MIT Alumna Makes a Career Helping Others" by Eve Downing.
2000 Boston Herald award in the USA Weekend Make a Difference Day contest for its 1999 Make a Difference Day project removing invasive Norway maple trees to help start a community garden in Dorchester
2000 PMD Recognizes Volunteer Leaders from Billerica, Boston, Brighton, Lynn, Newton
1999 Two Boston Charities share award for 8th Annual Make a Difference Day
1998 Boston Globe covers PMD’s annual Thanksgiving meal for 40 formerly homeless elders at the Anna Bissonnette House of the Committee to End Elder Homelessness
1998 “Outstanding Ability to Mobilize Volunteers to Benefit the Community” by Hawthorne Youth & Community Center
1997 Featured on the “Ten O’Clock News” of WLVI-Channel 56 for project assisting the National Braille Press with Shapely Cal, a tactile shapes book for visually impaired children.
1997 Photographs of PMD volunteers in action appear in Boston Globe and South End News
1996 “Charity begins at Home” feature article in Home PC magazine
1995 “Outstanding Local Project” of National Make a Difference Day by the Points of Light Foundation
1995 PMD Founder Lori Tsuruda receives a “Ten Outstanding Young Leaders” award from the Boston Junior Chamber of Commerce
1994 “Volunteer Achievement” award for exceptional merit from the Massachusetts Volunteer Network
1993 “Outstanding Advocacy through community service and involvement supporting the independence of people with disabilities in Greater Boston” appreciation award from the Massachusetts Office on Disability
1992 “Outstanding Volunteer Service Award for Commitment to Improved Life for the Disabled” inaugural awards from Riverside Community Mental Health & Retardation Center