Some names are mysterious. Some are clever. Some state
their purpose in
a few words. Make A Difference, Inc. is that
kind of a name.
Its name is simple. Its name is its goal: to
make a differenc
difference! Make A Difference provides hope and assistance
in need among us. And the need in our area
sistance is very great.
Local real estate broker, Larry Guilford, the owner of Sun
America Realty, LLC, is the Founder and President of Make
a Difference, Inc.
“I have been in commercial real estate in eastern Pasco
County more than 30 years, mostly in the Wesley Chapel
area,” Guilford said, “I started in Wesley Chapel, when it was
very rural, I was directly involved in many of the developments
you see at SR 54 and I-75”.
Guilford’s success in real estate has allowed him to help
people throughout the world since 2003. From 2003 – 2015, he
did missionary work in the Ukraine, Colombia, and the Philippines,
Guilford recalled, “I have fed and clothed orphans,
rebuilt orphanages, and even found a new family to adopt
and love many. More than 50 children have found a new family
in the USA. We are so fortunate here in the USA. So many
families in the countries I have visited, live on less the $200
per month, while some families are living on less than $2 per
“In 2015, I decided to return home to focus on selling real
estate, and help the people here in Eastern Pasco. The area has
been good to me. It is the place I call home.
Guilford’s real estate earnings helps support Make a Dif-
serving Dade City, Zephyrhills, Wesley Chapel, San Antonio,
Wow! Has it grown in the past 3 years!
“First, we help people in our community who fall through
the cracks and are in serious need. Second, we assist other
to help others.
We do not compete
to join hands
to assist each
One of our
for local charities
With the help of Feeding Tampa Bay and WellCare, Make
A Difference is able to provide food and hygiene products
monthly to Dade City and Zephyrhills.
who they are, what events they have planned, what needs
they have, and then the opportunity to network afterward.
charities in many ways.
With the help of Feeding Tampa Bay and WellCare, we
are able to provide food and hygiene products, monthly to
Zephyrhills and Dade City. We anticipate providing 144,000
meals in 2019!” These people are our friends and neighbors,
sleep hungry. We always need volunteers and donations to
continue and expand the assistance.
Make A Difference also provides new shoes for Pasco
County students, through our Shoes 4 Schools Program. This
program was originally created by Janet Chubinsky. We are
receive a collection box for shoes or to contribute new shoes
In an effort to bring our community together, we have
established Friends of Moore – Mickens. This school has a
storied past that we must always remember. But, it also has a
bright future that can provide a path for many into the workforce
and a better life. There is currently a GED program there,
operated by Career Source, that has a 97% success rate!”
Donations made to Make A Difference go directly into
their donation accounts, used solely for the purpose of providing
help to our community. Guilford pays the overhead
costs, including all salaries and all building operations, so
that all of the money donated to Make A Difference is used
to help others.
“The reason I’m doing these things is that God has a plan
for me. So while Make a Difference is not a “Christian ministry”,
it is because of God, that I do these things”, Guilford
Make A Difference provides hope and assistance
to those in need amonth us
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