Floating Doctors

The Making a Difference Foundation believes in the power of igniting the passions of medical providers through medical mission trips. But we also believe, that to go far, you must go together. That’s why we partner with world class organizations like Floating Doctors. Floating Doctors believes that if the patients…

What is Making a Difference Week?

Guest Blogger: Gregory McLeod Making a Difference Foundation, Board of Directors Making A Difference (MAD) Week!  What is it?  In my best Morpheus voice (Matrix reference), “What if I told you that you are about to gladly engage in a bidding war to give your money away to help people…

Where Do My Donation Dollars Go?

Guest Blogger: Ronnie Williams Making a Difference Foundation Treasurer It’s payday and you’ve got money in your pocket. You’ve got bills to pay and have been eyeing some new shoes, but you also want to give back and support those in need. So you decide to make a donation to…

COVID Disaster Relief

In late March, as the COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a standstill, the Making a Difference Foundation made the decision to suspend its medical mission trip program for the remainder of the year. While it was heartbreaking to not be able to provide opportunities for direct healthcare and health…

The Impact of Work

2019 has been an incredible year at the Making a Difference Foundation! Our little team of three hit our 1-year work anniversary and we moved into a new space dedicated to the Foundation. We implemented new technology solutions and enhanced our communications. We received over 50 Local Grant requests and…

Cultural Sensitivities

I’ll never forget being corrected 12 years ago while dining at a Japanese restaurant, I was rubbing my chopsticks together. My date told me “You know that is highly offensive”! I had no idea and took to google to confirm his judgment. Sure enough, I was dead wrong. The problem…

Reverse Culture Shock?

Language barriers. Homesickness. Stepping into the unknown. All a part of the phenomenon called culture shock. These are things you may worry about before traveling overseas or departing on a medical mission trip. But for some, returning home can prove equally as challenging. When traveling abroad, you are often stepping…

Create Your Ripple

Scott Adams, the creator of the Dilbert comic strip, said “remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.”  This idea is at the core of our mission of the Making a Difference Foundation. We believe that each of…

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