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  • Donny’s 2011 MAD Participants

    During the Annual Get Together in Las Vegas, those in attendance selected 10 participants (by applause) to be a part of Donny’s Make A Difference Program — M.A.D.

    M.A.D., Donny’s brainchild, was created for the purpose of giving individuals with ideas to support their own communities a leg up on getting a service-oriented projects that would make a difference to those whom they wished to serve. Each of the ten participants were given $300 and to start their projects.

    From time to time, will feature each one of these M.A.D. Projects and highlight the progress. Below is a list of each participant, a brief on their projects, and links (when available) to find out how each are M.A.D.

    Here are the 2011/2012 MAD Participants[photo274522]Beverly Eastwood

    MAD About Food Fur Pets is an organization that helps provide pet food/supplies to elderly individuals that may not easily be able to get to the store.

    Contact for MAD About Food Fur Pets:

    Catherine Wegren

    [photo274975]Christine Reynolds

    MAD for Families of Children with Life-Threatening Illnesses is an organization that helps to support families that are facing the hardships that come when they find out their child is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

    Contact for MAD for Families of Children with Life-Threatening Illnesses

    [photo276472]Donna Sperry

    In a world where 250,000 children are forced to be fighters or sex slaves, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the largest persistent violator according to the United Nations Security Council. Even more tragic is the fact that these children and women have no place to turn when this happens. In conjunction with Minister of Mines and Education, Dr. Therese Kapwibwe, and other local organizations we are working to build the first domestic violence shelter in the DRC. In addition, we will offer preventive services such as workshops to educate and empower the Congolese people about this issue. Won’t you please join us?

    Contact for Grace 4 Women

    Heather Durham

    [photo276480]Jennifer Baldock

    Mad About Seniors (Toronto, Ontario) wants to help our Seniors conquer the daily challenges of living alone. Our goal is to provide Seniors with the information, the assistance and the ability to stay in the comfort of their own homes as long as they possibly can. We want Seniors in our community to know there are people who care and who can help them when they think there is no other alternative than to move out of their home.

    [photo274523]Lillie Baird

    Some Things of My Own (STOMO) is an organization that provides duffle bags filled with items foster children can take when moving to their new homes, which helps foster a sense of pride of some things of their own for these children.

    [photo278098]Marie Fincher

    M.A.D Brits for NRAS (National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society) is an organization that is raising awareness and funding for adults who suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and children who suffer from Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA).

    [photo274524]Shelly Sturdevant

    Making a BIG Difference with Small Things is an organization that provides personal cleaning/hygienic supplies to those who need financial assistance.

    Contact for Making a BIG Difference with Small Things:

    [photo274976]Zory Cuervo

    LAM…B or Life After Mastectomy…Believe is a project that is helping to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness. Interestingly, Zory is a breast cancer survivor, of more than 6 years!

    Contact for LAM…B:

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