Make A Difference

Rating: 4.79 stars   891 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth

Location: First Floor, House no. 16C, MCHS colony, 1st B Main, 14th C Cross, HSR Layout, Sector 6, Bangalore Karnataka 560102 India

Mission: To ensure that one day every child has the opportunity to learn and chase their passion.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 3800
Geographic areas served: Ahmedabad Bangalore Bhopal Chandigarh Chennai Cochin Coimbatore Dehradun Delhi Guntur Gwalior Hyderabad Kolkata Lucknow Mangalore Mumbai Mysore Nagpur Pune Trivandrum Vellore Vijayawada Vizag
Programs: English Project Library Project Placements Project Friends of MAD
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I first heard about MAD through a press article, where the journalist had written about how youngsters of today are helping others and spreading the message and the importance of education. Its heartwarming to know that the youth of today care, and they care enough to MAKE A DIFFERENCE. I think they are doing a creadible job with whatever little they have, to give back to the society with the means they have

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this is a fantastic initiative

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more expertise

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I am the parent of a volunteer. I have attended a summer camp organised for the children. I am very impressed with the work they are doing. I wish them all the best with their initiatives.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their systematic approach and their process orientation

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated and sincere in what they were doing. high on energy

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I really like the idea when this group organized a picnic for the kids from 'Thara, orphanage for boys'. I got involved immediately and introduced more donors for the event. Though I could not volunteer to help but I was very sure that it would be a successful event and indeed it brought so many smiles on those kid's faces.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Most dedicated volunteers I ever met. They did so much for organizing the event applied for leave and spent time with the kids. Commendable job!

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Every month I contribute a part of my salary for charity, its the same as usual, some for CRY, SOS International, MAD and other groups. But in MAD, i usually take part in how they utilize it for the kids. Every time they hold a camp, which is basically a get together between children from different schools, there's a lot and lot of work, so I involve in helping them out with all that work. So all the effort placed into it, can be visualized and be made worth it by just seeing the smiles on their faces. All the activities organized, you see how it can help them. Every time, our efforts are mainly monetary but this time, its both, and you working yourself through is any day better than any cash contribution can make you feel. That why I support MAD and their efforts to help me make a difference.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

camps, all the events conducted by the team.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

awesome, fun. Its just people helping one another and thats the best part.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help lots of kids :)

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I am part of Friends of MAD, and have been donating money for the cause every month. I was prompted to do so since I have seen the amount of hardwork and dedication that goes in to it. And this was my way to help the cause. There were quite number of young volunteers(mainly students) who teach the underprivileged students but they lack the money to provide for the study material and such. An already established NGO like MAD needs to be given its recognition for it to reach more children and change their world for the better.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the energy shared by both the students and the violunteers

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

awesome! they just went out of their way to make it a success.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide for more facilities for the students. And reach more regions in India.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-11-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The students behind this organization in Thiruvanathapuram are so into the well being of children in & around the place. Myself a radio Jockey had taken them on air & seen their passion in this area. For engineering students to be able to look beyond their career is a commandable effort!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their passion & outlook for the cause.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

students who could think beyong their well being.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make a lot more difference it lots more lives

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Although I have not worked personally as a volunteer, I have seen the dedication, enthusiasm and energy of the young people who volunteer to teach English to the poor students. MAD has filled a void for young people who would like to volunteer their services to helping the needy. It is important to help such an organization to grow so that more youth can participate in such activities in a society where we do not have many of these activities.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their dedication to the cause they support.

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About once a year

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2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My first interaction with MAD started when they were starting out their chapter in Hyderabad, AP, India. I was asked to help out with recruiting volunteers who could lead the effort in this city. Having done several interviews for the company I work for, I was pleasantly surprised to see the guidelines laid out by the organization when selecting the candidates. This was one organization which had no qualms in going without volunteers rather than recruiting a bunch of non-committed ones (a rare sight for an NGO, coz most of them are trying to increase just their volunteer base). The quality volunteers (most of them young eager guns !!) is what makes this organization stand out among others. I salute the spirit of these volunteers and with MAD in their hand/head/hearts, this organization future looks bright and ready to scale new heights :). These people are completely MAD about making a true difference in the society.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Amazing !

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make the lives of those not so blessed human beings better :).

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

its a wonderful nonprofitable organisation with young talented volunteers..who i saw spending their precious time in educating the under priviledged...n also the efforts they are making to collect the funds for the needy...

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do wonders by spending the money in a proper way...

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

i know MAD through my daughter who is a MAD volunteer.the notion of these young people to make a difference when they could very well be watching TV at home is praise worthy. keep up the good work!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated to their cause.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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