M.A.D.E.’s goals are geared toward "Aspiring through Inspiring".
Our mission is to empower our community by educating our youth and adults through community awareness and outreach events and activities such as: Mentoring and Educational Programs, Health Education and Awareness, Community Emergency Response (CERT), and Town Halls aimed at keeping the surrounding communities informed on issues that affect the community.
Though we all have recently experienced a difficult and slow economy, we at M.A.D.E. thank you for your sustaining contributions in support of our efforts through it all!
As we move forward with renewed vigor towards our 4th year Anniversary, we look forward to what the future brings.
M.A.D.E.’s Programs and Initiatives:
M.A.D.E.’s Act Against HIV/AIDS: (Our newest initiative) This initiative brings together the community to intensify HIV/AIDS prevention efforts in black communities. It is our goal to create and then share some of our dialogue with other national organizations to ensure that we can contribute to the national level of action. We have been involved in developing this program for the past year.
HIV takes the greatest toll among African Americans, Latinos and MSM of all races. The rate of new infections among blacks is seven times the rate among whites. Among Hispanics, the rate of new HIV infections is three times as high as that among whites. Our aim is to use our ability to effectively reach these impacted communities through their existing communication channels and mobilization activities. Examples include: Holding education and training sessions on HIV prevention; Integrating Act Against AIDS and other HIV prevention messages into community forums; Working with community leaders to produce PSAs about HIV prevention; Training and funding local chapters to implement community-based HIV awareness campaigns; Working to educate state and local policymakers and community leaders about the role of HIV prevention in advancing the well-being of African Americans, Latinos and gay and bisexual men of all races.
Haiti Relief: We realized the magnitude of the death and suffering that have occurred as a result of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Haiti's government, infrastructure, and citizens in January 2010. It was the desire of M.A.D.E. to do its part by supporting Haiti Relief efforts by seeking food, clothing, water, and monetary gifts to be used in our relief efforts. November 2011, we sponsored 100 school children of the City of Croix des Bouquets, Haiti.
M.A.D.E. for Reading Program: (Our newest Initiative) A mentoring program in which gentlemen from our Fort Bend community will commit one hour of their time, once a month, to read to an entire classroom. This program will reinforce three fundamental principles: reading is fun; the community cares; and a commitment to education can ensure success. We have been involved in developing this program for the past two (2) years. We are excited about the future of our “M.A.D.E. for Reading Program”.
Annual Hurricane Preparedness Town Hall: The purpose of the town hall is to educate our citizens about the importance of Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), to include providing general hurricane preparedness information. There are presentations and discussions about agency disaster relief and supporting roles, and weather physiology before, during, and after a hurricane. We have been involved in providing this program for the past four (4) years.
As we move forward in the spirit of our motto, "ASPIRING through INSPIRING", there is much work yet to be done and we ask for your continued support. Your contributions will certainly assist the organization in its attempts to continue to provide quality service and support to communities.
Remember: All contributions are tax deductible!
It is our hope that you will continue to support our past, current, and future efforts.
Again, thank you for your support!
Ferrel “FC” Bonner
Ferrel “FC” Bonner
Founder and President