Local Grant Story: Blessings in a Backpack

Guest Blogger: Chris Madsen, CompHealth Blessings in a Backpack is a nonprofit organization that was formed to ensure that elementary aged children do not go hungry over the weekend. Many students in impoverished areas rely on their school for breakfast and lunch. And, in some cases, those may be the…

A Letter from Foundation President and Chair of the Board

Dear Friends, Like many organizations, the Coronavirus pandemic caused us to dramatically change in 2020.  As the virus spread quickly throughout the world in the first quarter, most of our 2020 plans and goals were immediately made obsolete. Our mission to support healthcare providers and CHG Healthcare employees find their…

Local Grant Story: Children’s Miracle Network

Guest Blogger: Rayna Arthur When I had my first child, Aaliyah, it was the greatest joy and love I’ve ever known. At almost 3 months old, I noticed something different about her. Naturally, I started researching and looking at medical journals for an answer. I brought my concerns to her…

Local Grant Story: The Inn Between

Guest Blogger: Deb Lillie It was 2015, when I first learned about The Inn Between on the 10:00 pm news channel.  The story was about a nonprofit “16-bed pilot project” facility, to provide people who lack housing a safe haven during a medical crisis or when terminally ill. I turned…

My Medical Mission Story: Randy Archibald

Guest Blogger: Randy Archibald Many providers choose to practice medicine as a profession because they want to help people. My passion for working in the medical field began on a two-year mission to Chile I participated in as a young man through my church. During this mission I got pretty…

Why We’re Suspending Medical Mission Trips in 2020

2020 definitely didn’t start off how we planned here at the Making a Difference Foundation. Just like all of you, Coronavirus impacted our plans for the year, and we are adjusting to this new normal. By far, the largest part of our year would have been executing on the 16…

2019 Annual Report

If you’ve been anywhere on the internet the last month, you will have seen a plethora of memes about the “good ol’ days” of 2019. For the Making a Difference Foundation, 2019 was a pretty incredible year. We made giant strides forward in fulfilling our mission of igniting the passions…

Local Grant Story: Down Syndrome Association

Guest Blogger: Kayla Christy Working with the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte fuels my passion in more ways than one. To be surrounded by some of the most incredible individuals (who happen to have an extra chromosome) not only teaches me to be kind and considerate, but to be…

Giving back on a medical mission to Thailand

Guest Blogger: Kari Redfield, Global Medical Staffing Have you ever wanted to use your medical skills to give back through an international medical mission? The Making a Difference Foundation recently helped two physicians have just such an experience on a medical mission to Thailand. Both providers work as locum tenens…

Looking back at 2019

“To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care enough to be there.”  – Anonymous Sometimes we think that making a difference needs to be some big change or grand gesture. This is not correct. The truth…

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