Mother’s Day is right around the corner; the time of the year when we celebrate all moms and moms to be, not just telling them but showing them how special they are and what they mean to us. Rather than the normal staple gifts, what are some other ways you can show your mom how [...]
As most people know, Presidents’ Day is a federal holiday to celebrate the first president of the United States, George Washington and his birthday. The holiday is actually named as Washington’s Birthday and is held on the third Monday in February. But as individual states can pick which federal holidays they will observe, many have [...]
The Making A Difference Foundation and our President and Founder, Ahndrea Blue, believes that education is the greatest equalizer and force for change. “MADF is committed to assisting people within our community gain the resources they need to make positive changes in their lives. Through this scholarship program, we are helping dedicated college students not [...]
In the spirit of the Thanksgiving Holiday, MADF celebrates both the traditional holiday as well as what the Native Americans did for the colonists so long ago. We encourage all people, from all cultures and backgrounds, to visit us when they need healthy, nutritious food whether for the holidays or any day of the year.
Columbus Day, a national holiday of increasing controversy that is celebrated the second Monday of each October. Although, it’s not just recognized in the USA but in many countries of the Americas and over the world for the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the “new world.” For many of us, Columbus Day isn’t [...]
For most of us, the 4th of July means the official start of summer with plenty of parades, fireworks, barbecues, picnics, baseball games, family, and fun. It’s also a time to show our patriotism and love of our country, celebrating our country’s independence. However, have you ever really thought about what independence means to you, [...]
“Making a difference in people’s lives one person at a time,” Ahndrea Blue emphatically states as she began to describe her life’s work, The Making A Difference Foundation (MADF), a local non-profit organization she founded in 2003.
It’s almost that time of the year to honor dads all across the country for all they do for their children and their families. And even though fathers haven’t been celebrated as long as mothers (Father’s Day didn’t become an official holiday until 58 years after Mother’s Day), they are certainly no less important! No [...]
According to the Women Veterans Task Force of the Department of Veterans Affairs, women make up the fastest growing group of veterans - more than 10% of the total U.S. Veteran population in 2015. Women also now take part in active combat. As a result, they suffer injuries similar to those experienced by male soldiers. [...]
An extra day off from work and school, spending fun time with family, having neighborhood barbecues, and of course the opening weekend of camping season – that’s Memorial Day. With the nicer, sunny weather finally coming and fun to be had, it’s easy to get sidetracked from the true meaning and reason for the Memorial [...]