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Help M.M.A.D. Feed & Clothe Chicago's Youth

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Men Making a Difference (M.M.A.D.) assists people in their community throughout the year. This winter, the group wants to make Christmas brighter for Chicago's youth and their families.

During the annual Christmas event, the group gifts about 250 youth with a "Cold Weather Package" that includes a warm hat, scarf, gloves, boots, and a toy. They are asking for your help to make this year's Christmas event successful. 

M.M.A.D. is a group of activists whose goal is to create change in North Lawndale. They are a non-profit organization, 501(c)(3), that was founded in 2014 by Robert 'Rock' Calhoun and Charlie Wilson, who have been friends since they were kids.

One day they were talking about how to engage other men in the community. Wilson recalls saying: "You know, we need to stand up and show people there are men in our community who are willing to stand on the front line."

MMAD's mission is to combat violence and build programs to restore people to the community using the principles of restorative justice.
Wilson further explained: "This organization is a great tool for men to come together to change their mindset. It begins to take fear out of the minds of the people in the community." 

Leading by example from the "front lines," the group invites other men to come together to change their mindset.

As Calhoun often declares, their ultimate goal is to put the word "neighbor" back in "the hood."

Organizer and beneficiary

Cathy Cochran Milne-Ware
Chicago, IL
Cynthia Titus

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