The Madwoman foundation is again doing a special project to make a difference to around 260 Melbourne children in foster care (as well as 100 carers/carer families) to be given to them at an end-of-year party.

These are very vulnerable children – ranging from babies to teenagers, who could use some kindness. (We are also needing support for our national project for women and kids fleeing domestic violence around Australia).

Thank you to all our special volunteers who have sewn gorgeous drawstring bags that need filling.

While we already have some gifts, we really, really need help with our Collect-a-thon to provide new, unused gifts to contribute to these care packages. If you can help, please Contact Us.

We are looking for gifts for:

  • Up to 2 yrs – 40 children
  • 2 – 5 years – 80 children
  • 5 – 11 yrs – 90 children
  • 12 yrs and over – 50 children
  • Carers/carer families – 100

Ideal items for the packs (new and UNUSED only please)

  • Books
  • Coloured pencils/gel pens
  • Colouring books
  • Cosmetics
  • Games
  • Gifts cards (teenagers)
  • Soaps
  • Soft toys
  • Sports equipment (small)/games
  • Stationery
  • Stickers
  • Toiletries
  • Toys

If anyone would like to sponsor a gift bag for $10 (and we can do the shopping on your behalf) you can make a tax-deductible donation here.

Or buy tickets in our raffle – you could win a week at Eden Health Retreat worth $3950 while helping Australians in need.

The m.a.d.woman foundation encourages, inspires and enables people to make a positive difference to the environment, the community and to the lives of those who need support. In the past 10 years, m.a.d.woman has managed to help more than 350,000 Australians facing disadvantage in the past several years. This includes women and kids fleeing domestic violence, kids and adults in hospital, hungry and homeless, long term unemployed and more. You can see more at

Please help spread the word to help find anyone who can help us.

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