Here at MAD, not only do we strive to Make A Difference in the community, but we do this in a different way. MAD has developed a unique funding model whereby we “bridge the gap” in funding between the cost of the equipment or service requested and the amount of funding available from government sources. Without MAD’s support, many of these requests would not be possible as the cost involved is significant. The MAD Foundation has raised in excess of $1.8 Million dollars since its inception, assisting disadvantaged children and youth in the community since 2001.
Thanks to the continuing relationship between MAD and the Department of Developmental Medicine, Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and other associated organisations, MAD has been able to provide a number of children with equipment, facilities, therapy services and personal care that would otherwise not be affordable.
Here are a few of the many thank-you’s MAD receives. Each situation is different and as you can see, your generosity has truly Made A Difference to the lives of these children and their families.
Lily is a 15 year old girl, adopted from Korea by her parents. Lily has autism and an intellectual disability and is non-verbal. Lily unfortunately developed a chronic kidney condition which is [...]
Jaxon was referred to the MAD Foundation by a social worker at Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. A new, paraplegic, post a severe and sudden neurological condition. This spinal cord injury [...]
Jack is 16 months old, full of laughter and smiles! An engaging little boy that enjoys interacting with his family and is eager to play. He is confident in his decisions and his blonde hair and [...]
I genuinely wanted to thank MAD Foundation for their enormous help by funding for Aarohi’s equipment. Because of your funding, Aarohi was able to get a Standing Frame, a fully customised [...]