Adults

40,284 in 2017

This! This is the number of gifts our tiny charity m.a.d.woman foundation gave to Australians facing disadvantage in 2017! Yes, that's 40,284! We are humbled and incredibly grateful for the help we received from people all over the country. Your donations included...

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15,000 gifts for Xmas!

The festive season can be a tough time for many. We are exceptionally proud that, with the help of many supporters, we were able to distribute around 15,000 gifts over the past three months to hundreds and hundreds of Australians facing tough times. Yep, that's...

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Brotherhood

We loved being able to give boxes of gift bags to the Brotherhood of St Laurence for a special Christmas party this week. The gifts are for men and women facing disadvantage, social isolation, mental health issues and more. We also contributed gifts for some elderly...

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WIRE donation

Another day, another donation! Here's Julie from WIRE - Women's Information collecting a stack of gift bags from us for women who are homeless and/or suffering from isolation. They are having a special end of year event and we were thrilled to contribute. The bags...

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Bags make an Impact

A HUGE thanks to an incredible bunch of volunteers who helped us cut and sew more than 530 toiletry bags and heat packs for Impact, a Melbourne group supporting women fleeing domestic violence. We are very grateful to Janet, Kathryn, Mairi, Joanne, Cassie, Nicole,...

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Stormy start to the month

As a fierce storm warning looms for Melbourne, are are exceptionally grateful to Tim at Storage King Australia for lending our charity a storage unit on a higher floor to take up our thousands of Xmas gifts and other goods. A massive thanks to Janet, Neil and Nicole...

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Cards for the community

It was an awesome day for our CEO Melina Schamroth running Craft for a Cause in partnership with the City of Melbourne at the Kathleen Syme Centre. The first group spent the morning creating gorgeous greeting cards to donate and our second group used the afternoon to...

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Canberra kindness

Very happy to have packaged more than 450 items today into care packs for kids and their mothers who are facing disadvantage in Canberra. Huge thanks to a special volunteer, Nicole, who refuses to be in pictures but turns up again and again to help with packing. That...

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Beautiful blankets

We've had some stunning blankets made for our charity projects this year, many with our rescued wool. Here's just a few pics - these are ones going to Victorian children in foster care. Thank you so incredibly much to every person who has knitted or crocheted these...

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Holiday helpers

Thank you SO much to Nicola and her mum Wendy who packed 231 care bags for our Mother's Day project - not even a power cut could stop them! It was an even kinder gesture given Wendy was visiting from overseas and willing to give up a few precious hours of her holiday....

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