Grieving and the New Meaning of Father’s Day

Grieving and the New Meaning of Father’s Day Fathers are characteristically known to be the foundation of the family, of kids’ lives. They are strong, steadfast, disciplined…different in so many ways than from the nurturing and comforting presence of mothers, but still critical to a child’s well-being and successful development. The loss of either [...]

By |2022-06-17T12:04:26-07:00June 17th, 2022|Articles, Blog|

The Importance of Juneteeth Day

The Importance of Juneteeth Day Op Ed by Ahndrea Blue This Juneteenth Day, which is Sunday, June 19, it’s important to remember why we are now, finally, as a nation celebrating this day. It not only honors those who experienced true racism, slavery, and the indignities that came with it, but it brings to [...]

By |2022-06-17T09:42:15-07:00June 17th, 2022|Articles, Blog|

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a special time for all moms and a day we love to celebrate them and acknowledge all the amazing and wonderful ways they have contributed to our lives. This year, we would like to give a special shout-out to all the single moms who are doing the duty of both parents, [...]

By |2022-05-05T13:29:38-07:00May 5th, 2022|Articles, Blog, Newsletter|

2022 Scholarships!

Great News! Making A Difference Foundation (MADF) is awarding up to ten scholarships. Students can go to MADF College Scholarship Application and complete the online application. DEADLINE TO APPLY: May 31, 2022 (5:00PM PST) Making A Difference Foundation (MADF) is a nonprofit, charitable organization with the mission to make a difference in the lives of [...]

By |2022-04-25T15:51:19-07:00April 25th, 2022|Articles, Blog|

A Different Meaning to Going Green This Holiday

It’s common knowledge that green is the traditional color of St. Patrick’s Day. We see it in the St. Paddy’s Day parades. People from all over wear green clothing so as not to get pinched. We see green added to food and beer for a festive flair. Green, non-toxic dye is even added to [...]

By |2022-03-08T13:39:14-08:00March 8th, 2022|Articles, Blog|

Nonprofit Work Can Be a Thankless Job

We don’t do it for the accolades and praise. And we certainly don’t do it for the money or financial reward. Because there isn’t much of any of that when it comes to what we do. Working in a nonprofit, in social work of any sort, can be a real challenge and it takes [...]

By |2022-03-01T14:36:42-08:00March 1st, 2022|Articles, Blog|

Race’s Impact on Food Insecurity and Access

Too many people in our own backyard face food lack daily. The USDA says that more than 38 million people, including 12 million children, in the United States are food insecure. And many of the households that experience food insecurity do not qualify for federal nutrition program assistance so they must visit food banks like Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Bank for extra support.

By |2022-01-31T09:57:11-08:00January 31st, 2022|Articles, Blog|