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Making A Difference

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Human Services

Mission: Making a Difference is a small 501(c)3 non-profit trying to make some changes in our little corner of the world. Our dedicated volunteers focus on the homeless & those in need in the Metro East. Our mission is to provide community outreach & help our less fortunate friends with everyday items that most of us take for granted whether it's food, clothes, basic necessities or resources. Something small to us can be huge to them and we want to make a difference in their lives.

Target demographics: Homeless & those in need

Direct beneficiaries per year: Hundreds of homeless & people in need in downtown St. Louis, East St. Louis, Belleville and the Metro East

Geographic areas served: The St. Louis Metro East, Illinois area like St. Clair County & Madison County

Programs: Food, clothes, basic necessities, resources

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am disabled. I was living in a homeless camp. A blessing came for housing making a difference helped me cover the deposit so I could be housed. I am going on my second year off the streets. Making a difference also helped me transport my little belongs to my new apartment and got me some cleaning supplies,dishes and silverware to start my home

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Making a Difference helped me get my life back on track.
I was trapped in a viscous cycle of living in a motel and the system turned me away when I needed help the most. Making a Difference gave me the hand up that I needed to finally get my life in order and have the opportunity to gain some forward momentum.
They're great people and do wonders for those in real need.
Thank you Making a Difference, you've given me hope and focus when I thought there was none to be had.
Keep up the good work

1 Trish S.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What a great charity!! Such dedicated volunteers to help out our people and pets in need!! Highly recommend them!!

1 Marilyn C.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Making a Difference really DOES make a difference, in a very caring, empathetic, non-judgemental manner, and by working with other resources to make this difference they use their compassion throughout helping people not only to survive or with betterments, but they continue to support them by helping them thrive. Collecting donations is only one aspect of making a difference... distribution to people they've come to get to know is key to their making such a difference.

1 Cindy L T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The people at Making A Difference goes Up and Beyond to help not just the homeless but anyone in need . The kindness and love they share with everyone is remarkable . They are amazing about helping some many in need . God Bless them all for the good they do for so many other's .

1 Melissa Muir L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Making A Difference has helped change the lives of so many people. Reaching out to the homeless by providing food and personal items on a regular basis. I am proud of the work they are doing within our community.

1 Sheryl H.1

Donor

Rating: 5

These people are absolutely amazing!! They are non-stop collecting, cooking, and providing so many people of essentials they desperately need. They drive around at night handing out food, mats, clothes and blankets to people sleeping on sidewalks and under bridges. They do not judge, they just HELP!!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This charity does wonderful and amazing things for anybody who is in need. it doesn't matter if they're homeless low income just down on their luck if they need a hug or just a deep conversation they go out of their way to get what each individual needs. This is truly one-of-a-kind type of Charity with one of a kind people volunteering and running it.

1 Sarah P.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

You can tell the people that run this program really put their hearts into it. I am always in awe hearing the things they are doing in local communities to help the homeless population.

1 Suzzii B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Awesome non profit helping those in need. Homelessness, hunger, and rehabilitation plans.