Nov. 14, 2016-  Making A Difference was founded


Feb. 7, 2017-  Received a brand new logo from Kelly Tracy's Ad & Design


Feb. 24, 2017-  Channel 2/The Thread Stl  "Roundup/Homeless woman hears for the first time in over a year" with Virginia Kerr and Tim Ezell, begins at the 4:50 mark

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BL3EZOGGaOo


Mar. 1, 2017-  southwesternhearing.com  "Southwestern helps St. Louis woman in need"

http://www.southwesternhearing.com/southwestern-helps-st-louis-woman-in-need/ 


Mar. 22, 2017-  Granted 501(c)3 status from the IRS, officially becoming a federally tax exempt non-profit charitable organization


Mar. 23, 2017-  Our logo was featured on a local race car from Tettaton Racing


Apr. 7, 2017-  Blessed with a 20 passenger shuttle bus to accommodate our continuous growth


Apr. 13, 2017-  Granted a confirmed charity PayPal account at www.paypal.me/becausetheymatter


Apr. 24, 2017-  Fox2Now  Southwestern Hearing replay (over 54K views)

https://www.facebook.com/FOX2Now/videos/10155293690954228/


May 3, 2017-  Winner of Seeger Toyota's "You choose, we donate" non-profit contest out of over 50 nominations


May. 15, 2017-  Granted a confirmed charity Facebook account at /becausetheymatter


May 24, 2017-  Made the Final 4 in the Papa John's St. Louis Charities out of over 1,200 nominations (Our friends at Needy Paws won!)
https://www.facebook.com/PapaJohnsPizzaSTL/photos/a.240867662696736.52878.134260456690791/1378807038902787/?type=3&theater


June 11, 2017-  Smilocracy Founder Matt Goodman sent us the finished "Give back Seeger Toyota" video

https://vimeo.com/221143667


July 12, 2017-  Baptisms, BBQ, and fellowship down at the homeless camps in East St. Louis


July 28, 2017-  New decals were designed and donated for the shuttle bus


Aug. 1, 2017-  Invited to join the CoC Homeless Outreach Committee along with St. Patrick's Center, BJC, The Biddle House, St. Peter and Paul, the St. Louis Police Department, the City of St. Louis, and numerous other organizations.


Aug. 21, 2017-  Channel 2/The Thread Stl  "A Look Back" with Virginia Kerr and Tim Ezell, begins at the 12:15 mark
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJlcbXMGh5o


Sep. 7, 2017-  Joined the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce


Sep. 11, 2017-  Blessed with a website to accommodate our continuous growth (thank you Shannon Stelling, we love it!)


Sep. 22, 2017-  Achieved 5,000 likes on Facebook at /becausetheymatter


Nov. 11, 2017-  Channel 2/The Thread Stl  "Veteran's Day Special" with Virginia Kerr and Tim Ezell, begins at the 5:10 mark

http://fox2now.com/2017/11/11/the-thread-rivalry-weekend/


Nov. 23, 2017- St. Louis Post Dispatch/STLTODAY.COM  "Thanks for giving, 77 Volunteers in St. Louis"

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/illinois/tony-hilker/article_76c0fcf6-7695-56b3-a669-6ca981a3add1.html


Dec.. 18, 2017-  Belleville News Democrat Annual "Blessed to Give" program

http://www.bnd.com/living/helping-others/article190350314.html


Dec. 28, 2017-  Belleville News Democrat "Troy, Illinois residents help homeless vet get home for Christmas"

http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article192078919.html


Dec. 29, 2017-  Channel 4/KMOV.com    "Troy community rallies to get homeless vet to New York"

http://www.kmov.com/story/37156125/community-rallies-to-get-homeless-veteran-from-troy-to-new-york


Dec. 29, 2017-  livestly.com  "Community raises money quickly to help homeless veteran start over"

http://livestly.com/community-raises-money-quickly-to-help-homeless-veteran-start-over/


Dec. 29, 2017-  ijr.com  "Within hours, Illinois town raises money to get veteran off the streets"

https://ijr.com/the-declaration/2017/12/1041761-within-hours-illinois-town-raises-money-get-homeless-veteran-off-street-friend-new-york/


Dec. 30, 2017-  sunnyskyz.com  "Illinois Community Raises $500 In Hours To Send Homeless Veteran To Stay With A Friend In New York"

https://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/2569/Illinois-Community-Raises-500-In-Hours-To-Send-Homeless-Veteran-To-Stay-With-A-Friend-In-New-York


Dec. 30, 2017-  theepochtimes.com  "Woman enjoying sights in town spots abandoned trash, but when she realized the truth"

https://www.theepochtimes.com/uplift/woman-enjoying-sights-in-town-when-she-spotted-abandoned-trash-but-when-she-realized-truth-awful_2399283.html 


Jan. 3, 2018-  Spotlight featured our original Facebook post (a FB page with over 1.25 million followers!)

https://www.facebook.com/spotlightstoriesofficial/posts/1769879866377161


Jan. 4, 2018-  troytimes-tribune.com  "Community comes together for homeless veteran"

http://www.troytimes-tribune.com/2018/01/january-4-2018-edition-available.html


Jan. 10, 2018- Applied and approved through St. Clair County to receive community service workers


Jan. 13, 2018-  Achieved 10,000 likes on Facebook at /becausetheymatter


Jan. 26th, 2018-  Joined the Belleville Chamber of Commerce


Jan. 27, 2018-  Channel 2/The Thread Stl with Virginia Kerr and Tim Ezell



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While we don't seek reward or recognition, it's great to look back and see the the many things that we've all accomplished.  Together, we make the difference!