Our roots are based with the First Congregational Church in Guilford, CT where our president Merrillyn Garcia was the youth ministry leader for 10 years. Our other Co-founders, Shawn Mohovich and Sarah Garcia have also been involved for over 4 years. Every April we would do a major service project during the student's spring break, We have helped migrant farmworkers in Florida, built a house for an elderly couple in Mississippi, and repaired roofs on the Hopi Mesa in Arizina.
In 2003 we decided to expand the range of people that we offer these types of opportunities to and so we created Make A Difference, Inc. Although our work originated with a church group, Make A Difference is not a relgious organization. Our trips are open to participants from any background and when we assist a community we chose it by assessing the area with the most need and helping them regardless of religion, race, age, or geographic location. Make A Difference now organizes spring break and longer summer trips for students and young professionals looking to extend a hand and help people in need. We hope that this work will continue to grow as we offer more hands on help in the building of a brighter future one community at a time.
Make A Difference is lead by a team of skilled individuals with a variety of abilities, experience and training that enriches their work.