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ABOUT US


Our culture at MAD is integral to the way we operate.

Our Board, our volunteers, our ambassadors and most importantly, our beneficiaries all know what it means, and how it feels to be part of the MAD family.

We are guided by our six principles to ensure we continue to strive to make a difference in our community.

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES

1. VOLUNTARY

The MAD Foundation is run entirely by volunteers. We aim to keep costs low and maximise the pass-through of funding in support of beneficiaries.

2. INSPIRING

The spirit of the MAD foundation is truly alive and inspires generosity, participation and fun while helping those who are in need.

3. EFFECTIVE

MAD works directly to bring fast and accessible funding support for equipment and services for disabled and disadvantaged children and young people.

4. CONNECTING

MAD collaborates closely with an inclusive and expanding network of partners to raise funds in support of its objective.

5. SUSTAINABLE

Since the beginnings of the Foundation in 2000 the team of volunteers at MAD have personally committed to make a difference to the lives of our beneficiaries.

6. TRUSTED

The board of MAD is committed to absolute integrity in the governance of the foundation and in the fulfillment of its purpose.

MAD 2018 Annual Report


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This year we celebrate MAD’s 18th birthday and over that journey MAD has supported hundreds of beneficiaries directly with over $1.4m of equipment and services.MAD is run entirely by volunteers and administration expenses are kept low at 1% of revenue to maximise the funding for beneficiaries.

It is pleasing to see the network of great people involved and supporting MAD continue to grow each year. MAD Next Gen, an early in career networking group driven by a highly engaged subcommittee is broadening our reach and helping future-proof MAD.

OUR STORIES


The MAD Foundation has raised in excess of $1.8 Million since 2001. Here are some of our latest stories:

HOW WE HELP


MAD has funded programs through TLC for Kids, Reach, Whitelion and Western Chances. In recent years the majority of funding has been directed to specific cases identified through the Department of Developmental Medicine at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, plus other hospitals, disability programs and charities.

The Department of Developmental Medicine provides care for children with disabilities such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, autism spectrum disorders, acquired neurological disabilities, developmental delay and other developmental disabilities. These children require numerous pieces of equipment, therapy and respite over the course of their life.

A volunteer run organisation, MAD leads by example and encourages other people and groups to make a difference in their community by coming together to help those less fortunate.

Over the years MAD has funded the purchase of wheelchairs, hoists and slings, therapeutic beds, bathroom modifications, car seats and home seating systems, walking frames, communication and voice output devices, second skin garments and rehabilitation sessions.

MAD has also funded iPads, gym memberships, theratogs, and paid for personal care attendants.

With the help of sponsors, donors and supporters, MAD Foundation will continue to Inspire, Connect and Make A Difference.

OUR AMBASSADORS


MAD is fortunate to have the support of a number of well-known individuals who represent our organisation in their role as Ambassadors. They act as champions and advocates for MAD and help support and spread the message of MAD in their community.

MAD #NEXTGEN


MAD NextGen allows the next generation MAD supporters to actively engage with peers and make a real difference in the lives of disadvantaged children and young people

OUR BOARD


Established in 2001 by a group of lifelong friends and their families, the MAD Foundation aims to make a difference to hundreds of families every year by funding life-changing support equipment and services they otherwise could not afford.

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