When we consciously choose to  make a difference in people's lives,

extraordinary things happen.

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Make A Difference Foundation's Blanket Warmers for Cancer Patients
Warm Blankets
for Cancer Patients

Make a Difference Foundation is committed to providing critically needed commercial blanket warmers to Florida Cancer Specialists, the largest independent medical oncology/hematology practice in the U.S., operating 90 cancer centers in the state of Florida and administering over 1 million patient visits each year.

Make A Difference Foundation's Read to Me Program
Read to Me

In 2013, our founders launched the "Read to Me" program, the first of its kind in the state of Florida.  As administrators of the program, Make a Difference Foundation coordinates local community resources to enable Sarasota County jail inmates to read books to their children through recorded storytelling; thereby allowing families to remain connected and engaged while separated from one another.

Make A Difference Foundation's Glasses for Inmates Program
Reading Glasses
for Inmates

Make a Difference Foundation is proud to support an initiative created by our founders to provide reading glasses to inmates of county correctional institutions throughout the state of Florida, enabling vision- impaired individuals to participate in their own legal defenses while promoting literacy and self-empowerment of inmates.

Dave and Bobbi Norris, Co-Founders of Make A Difference Foundation


Meet Dave and Bobbi Norris.  Despite busy, successful careers working on Wall Street and for one of the nation's largest healthcare services companies, coupled with devoting time to their growing extended family that now counts seven precious little princesses (aka granddaughters) among them, Dave and Bobbi had long striven to consciously Make a Difference - big or small - in the lives of everyone who cross their paths each day.  


But their story is not just one about good people doing good deeds.  It is a story of how faith, love and a near life-ending medical crisis served to inspire two people to change the world through simple acts of kindness; offering comfort, family assistance and actionable opportunities for personal growth to those in need.

Make a Difference Foundation Founders

Dave & Bobbi Norris

Why Make A Difference?

In their own words....


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Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202

Phone: 281-844-5197 


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