January 5, 2013 (Moshi, TANZANIA) – Make a Difference (MAD), gomadnow.org/dev, recently earned a spot on the prestigious GreatNonprofits 2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit list after receiving numerous positive ratings and reviews. MAD volunteers, interns and donors who provided the feedback know first-hand how MAD improves the lives of some of the world’s poorest children.
“As someone who was fortunate enough to spend time volunteering with Theresa and the wonderful kids at MAD, I can truly say it was a life-altering experience that changed my perspective on Africa, orphans, and the magnitude of change a few, dedicated individuals can make,” said volunteer Darius Li. Read more Make A Difference Now reviews.
“We’re proud and excited to earn the GreatNonprofits award as it shows the incredible impact we’ve had this year,” said Theresa Grant, MAD’s chairwoman and founder. “We couldn’t have continued to provide quality care without our volunteers and donors, whose expertise and energy provide us with invaluable assistance.”
MAD raises funds through several activities, including events such as the University Tour and Safari June 9-18, epic Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb for Education June 20-July 3, and Machu Picchu Climb in scenic Peru September 1-8.
MAD also welcomes sponsors for the children and seeks corporate and individual funding. Nearly 95% of donations go toward programs for the children, since MAD keeps administrative costs to a minimum through utilizing volunteers and green, sustainable practices.
Being on the Top-Rated list gives donors and volunteers more confidence that MAD is a credible organization. The reviews by volunteers, clients and other donors show the on-the-ground results of this nonprofit.
Make A Difference (MAD) is a certified 501(c)3 non-profit organization helping orphaned children through education and economic development at orphanages and schools. MAD funds orphans’ educations through university, while offering job skill training and income-generating activities. MAD strives to maintain local ties to former children’s remaining families and villages while keeping administrative costs to a minimum through utilizing volunteers and green, sustainable practices.
MAD supports programs in Tanzania and India. Tanzania’s economy is among the bottom 10 percent of the world, and more than 40% of its population is under 15 years old. India is now the world’s tenth most productive industrialized country. Despite this, nearly a third of the world’s poorest people are Indian and there are still around 350 million people below the poverty line.