Congratulations to these 2019 Allen & Allen Hometown Heroes in
the Richmond area:
Gail Crawford, the founder and president of Making a Difference For You, providing life enrichment services to under privileged families.
MAD4YU INC. Richmond Times Dispatch Article May 12, 2020
According to Gail Crawford, MAD4YU founder and president, “We exist to inspire with courage, spirit and hope; and promote strength and unity. We provide individuals with equal opportunity to win and reach their highest potential through knowledge and training – no matter their zip code or status in life.” MAD4YU’s service users include non-mainstream Richmond Virginians who are struggling with job readiness, faltering grades, and aging – with limited access to tools needed to live a fulfilling and productive life. These citizens come from diverse backgrounds: elderly, youth, homeless, Veterans, immigrants, single-parent family, economically disadvantaged, learners who process differently. The clients are serviced by highly skilled volunteers – sharing MAD4YU’s mission and core values. The volunteers are skilled in: early-childhood and adult education, technology/IT, administration, Marketing/PR and Human Resources.
Boomer Magazine February-March 2019 Edition
Connect VA Spotlight
MAD4YU as Featured in WRIC’s “Positively Richmond” Segment:
MAD4YU) HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — If you stop by the Making a Difference for You (MAD4YU) office on East Parham Road, you will see a connection between volunteers and student of all ages who need a little help getting past a plateau.” We are here because we truly want to make an impact on the community,” says Gail Crawford, the President and Founder of MAD4YU.
MAD4YU featured NBC12 Acts of Kindness September 12, 2017 – Students of all ages helped by honoree
MAD4YU featured June 2015 Key Awareness Newspaper:
Visionary Gail Crawford’s New Computer Technology Resource Center Offers Enhanced Quality of Life Through Services! Spiritual wisdom teaches us that we are not rescued from the storm merely to horde our blessings in selfish solitude…but to share our blessed salvation with the needs of others. “You, O Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.”[Psalm 18:28] It is this glorious light that brightens our path and causes us to step out on faith. It is often through the faith of entrepreneurship that we launch our God-ordained ministries… “For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ,”[2 Peter 1:8]… which teaches us to be like unto Him; the best servant to our Father’s flock, we can be.
MAD4YU featured June 2015 Issue North Side Vibes Newspaper: