We are very fortunate to have such wonderful supporters who choose to give so generously, especially during the holidays when drunk driving is even more prevalent. While monetary donations are incredibly important and very much appreciated, there are other ways you can get involved and help MADD this holiday season:
Donate your Vehicle
How can you save lives with an unwanted car? By donating it to MADD! Better yet, you can get a tax deduction at the same time. It’s a win-win!
Donating is easy. We accept all types of vehicles in any condition — from cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, ATVs, as well as boats. Even a vehicle that isn’t running can be sold for parts and contribute hundreds of dollars to support MADD’s mission. Learn more at www.carsformadd.org.
Include MADD in your Will
To make a charitable bequest to MADD, you need a current will or revocable living trust. Your gift can be made as a percentage of your estate, or you can make a specific bequest by giving a certain amount of cash, securities or property. After your lifetime, Mothers Against Drunk Driving receives your gift. Click here to learn more about planned giving.
Walk Like MADD®
Walk Like MADD is your chance to do something about drunk driving in your community. You can help MADD eliminate drunk driving by signing up for a Walk Like MADD event near you as a walker, team captain, or volunteer, and raising funds to support MADD’s lifesaving mission. You can even be involved without attending the event by signing up as a virtual walker or making a donation to another walker or team. Find you Walk and get involved at www.walklikemadd.org.
Event Ticket Donation
Have a ticket to a sporting event, concert or other entertainment affair that you can’t use? Thanks to a partnership with tix4cause.com, an e-marketplace that sells event tickets, you can turn that ticket into a cash donation for MADD. It’s simple. Just donate your tickets to MADD using tix4cause, and when someone purchases these tickets, 90% of the ticket sales benefits MADD. Click here to learn more.
Fundraise in Honor of a Loved One
MADD’s online tribute pages provide victims and survivors a way to share their story and honor a loved one impacted by drunk driving. Through your tribute page, you will also have the option to raise money for MADD’s mission in honor of yourself or your loved one. Donations to MADD do so many things, from saving lives to serving people through MADD’s victim services. Every donation makes a difference. Create your tribute at www.madd.org/tributes.
Volunteers are the heart and soul of MADD. It is their compassion and determination that drives the organization, and it is their tireless efforts that have accomplished so much. Whether you’re interested in volunteering a couple of times a year or a couple of times a week, there’s a place for you at MADD. And we have a wide variety of opportunities to match your interests and expertise. Learn more at www.madd.org/volunteer.
Over the past several months, MADD’s national office in Irving, Texas has undergone some much needed renovations. The renovations were paid for by the building management company and donations of fixtures were made by local companies, enabling us to dedicate those dollars provided by MADD’s generous supporters to providing lifesaving, mission-critical services.
Last month, MADD hosted an open house for our National Board of Directors as well as partners in the North Texas area to reveal the transformation. The Irving Community Television Network came to the open house to see the newly remodeled space and spent time with MADD National President Jan Withers and MADD CEO Debbie Weir to talk about MADD’s work and what the future holds.
Thank you to those who helped for give our 25-year-old space a much needed refresh, and to the City of Irving for putting together this great video!
On November 13 – 15, 2014, Brian Ursino, AAMVA Director of Law Enforcement, attended his final Board of Directors meeting for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) at their headquarters in Dallas, Texas. Brian served as a Director on the MADD Board for six years and was a member of many MADD subcommittees. Brian says the highlight of his six year term was chairing the MADD Strategic Planning Committee which recently developed MADD’s new 10-year strategic plan, which is being published in January 2015. Pictured with Brian is MADD CEO, Debbie Weir.
By Brian Ursino, Director, Law Enforcement
Thank you Brian for helping MADD save lives over for the past six years. We apprecaite your dedication and service.
As we join with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving and reflect on everything we are thankful for this year, we wanted to take a moment to express our thanks to YOU!
Your support of MADD’s life-saving, and life-changing programs means so much to me, and everyone here at MADD.
It is your generosity and support that enables us to create real and lasting change across the country, and for that, we are incredibly grateful. Without you, we could never do so much for so many.
From the entire MADD family, thank you for all that you do for MADD, the people you allow us to serve, and the lives that we are able to save together.
Best wishes to you and your loved ones this Thanksgiving.
If you are struggling with grief this Thanksgiving, please know MADD is here for you. Our 24/7 Help Line is available at no charge at 877.MADD.HELP (632.3435) every day of the year, including holidays.