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.

ConnectVA Spotlight: Gail Crawford,
Making a Difference for You (MAD4YU) 

Henrico nonprofit living up to its name


Gail Crawford, founder of Making a Difference for You.

Source: Difference-maker: Henrico nonprofit living up to its name

MAD4YU as Featured in WRIC’s
Positively Richmond” Segment:

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.

The nonprofit offers free basic computer instruction to older adults to help them stay in touch with their children or find a job.

“It’s not their era, but they’re willing to learn,” explains Crawford, who has worked in Information Technology for 44 years.

Tutoring is also a big part of MAD4YU’s foundation.

“You know, I was always saying, ‘I want to make a difference, I want to make a difference,'” remembers Crawford. “And I said, ‘I’m going to start a computer technology resource center.'”


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MAD4YU featured in the June 2015 issue of the 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 in the June 2015 Issue of the Northside Vibes Newspaper:

Hunched over a computer screen in a 6-by-9-foot room lighted by a shadeless table lamp,  Deone Flavor insists that her 12-hour days are worth it.  Her new monthly newspaper is her way of connecting a neighborhood. “This is what I want for the community,” she says, putting together its second issue. “I want to see a paper in everyone’s hand. I want people to have something to take home.