Making A Difference to Maidstone (MADM) is a Christian Charity, Outreach Centre, and 2 Charity Shops, founded by Amanda Sidwell in 2015 to support the homeless, those in addiction, socially isolated, disadvantaged and in crisis in the Maidstone area. Our loving, dedicated, and compassionate team of Staff and Volunteers strive to help, support, and reach out to the community of Maidstone.
The services we offer are diverse and are in response to the realities of life in the Maidstone community in which we serve. As a Christian Charity, our mission and vision are based on our faith in Jesus Christ. We put our faith into action by offering support to a diverse client base namely those who are homeless, in addiction, socially isolated, vulnerable, in crisis, ex-offenders, domestic abuse, asylum seekers, fighting against injustice, advocacy and so much more. Our clients are identified by referrals from probation, local authorities, NHS, social services, housing associations, support agencies, early help, family liaison, self-referrals, and a presence in outreach activities to name a few.
Our heart cries out for those who are suffering and in need. We bless (give/donate) everything for life and home, from food parcels/toiletries (bespoke through our foodbank) to kitchen and household items, linen, furniture, small electricals and so much more. As we are Bespoke, there are different areas in which we can meet the needs of the community and encourage people to ask no matter how obscure.
Our Aim is to Make a Difference in Maidstone, in any way that we can.
MADM Homelessness Campaign Video (20/04/2017)
MADM has experienced immense growth over the past 5 years, having started by storing items in a bicycle shed to upgrading to garages before sharing office space with two Christian charities. MADM went on to have two pop up shops, numerous stalls at the Maidstone Mall Shopping Centre until opening its Church Street Charity Shop in April 2016. MADM now have 5 buildings and are currently looking for the 6th .
We have a huge God given vision/plan and are excited to see what the future holds for MADM as we endeavour to serve the Maidstone community.
BUS STATION STORAGE AREA
FURNITURE AND ELCTRICAL CHARITY SHOP
NEW OFFICES/OUTREACH CENTER AT NO. 48 NEXT DOOR TO OUR CHARITY SHOP AT NO. 49