Foundation

About Us

m.a.d.woman was founded in 2007 with a vision to encourage, engage and inspire people to make a difference to their communities, environment and people in need. In 2013 the m.a.d.woman foundation charity was formed to enable us to help many, many more people.

Our Approach

We run programs to support our nation’s most vulnerable and needy people with the participation of individuals and businesses. Our activities, include our m.a.d. for kids program and other projects providing support to people within Australia who could use our help.

Not only are we helping vulnerable and needy kids, but we’re also setting up a program to teach other young people how to give tangible support to people less fortunate than them.

Winter is a vital time for our care packs. There are more than 105,000 people sleeping rough in Australia and about 35,000 are children. There are many kids and their mothers fleeing domestic violence situations and living in temporary accommodation without their possessions. There are also many disadvantaged families who lack some of the basics we take for granted.

We’ve helped many in these situations already and are on a mission to help as many other people as possible, starting with beanies, blankets, bibs and much more.

The m.a.d.woman foundation Pages with Purpose program creates personalised books for Aussie kids facing illness and disadvantage. Read more here.

 

Our Impact

In the past six years, m.a.d.woman has been joined by around 7000 people to help more than 300,000 people doing it tough.

We’ve helped create tens of thousands of meals for hungry and homeless and aided thousands and thousands of others including Black Saturday, Earthquake and flood survivors, disabled and disadvantaged youth, long-term unemployed, children facing illness and more.

About the Founder

Founder and CEO Melina Schamroth is a professional speaker, author and award-winning social entrepreneur. Melina was recently named one of the 40 Most Inspiring Women over 40 in Australia in Prevention Magazine and the recent winner of The CEO Magazine Executive of the Year for Community Achievement.

She was co-named 2009 RMIT Communicator of the Year with acclaimed human rights activist The Hon. Michael Kirby. Melina was also a Finalist in the 2009 Premier’s Community Volunteering Leadership Awards and the 2010 BrainLink Women of Achievement awards.

Donate

We would love your support to make a difference in our community, environment and people in need. Please contribute to our fundraising efforts and in Australia, any donations to us over $2 will be issued with a receipt for a tax deduction.

Other ways to get involved

If you are not signed up already, please Register to be m.a.d. to stay informed about our activities and to learn more about our programs, how funds will be used and the ways you can get involved – such as volunteering and attending events.

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