M.A.D rely on donations from the community. M.A.D is operated by volunteers and therefore there are no admin costs etc. 100% of the funds raised will go to aid the community.


— Our Mission

Driven by values of love, respect, hope and compassion our mission is to support disadvantaged and marginalised people living in our Mid North Coast community.

Make a Difference PMQ provide emergency assistance in times of need and we connect with social services to restore dignity, pride and hope in the most vulnerable members of our community. In this we aim to be locals supporting locals.


— Our Vision

Each year Make a Difference PMQ set fundraising goals that include maintenance of our MAD Van. This van is used to achieve our mission and operates not only as a mode of transport but as a food and coffee van. 

Funds raised from our major events and sale of coffee from our van are directed to our fundraising goals.

In 2020 our mobile food van assisted in delivering a food service to our friends living rough on the streets of Port Macquarie and early in the year we assisted with bushfire relief in Willawarrin.

In 2021 our goal is to focus on the coffee machine fit out and maintenance of the van whilst maintaining our commitment to those living rough and providing additional emergency flood assistance where needed.

In 2022 we will turn our attention to those suffering from issues relating to domestic violence in our community whilst maintaining our commitment to those living rough and providing additional emergency assistance if needed.


— Our Story

Make a Difference PMQ was founded in Port Macquarie in 2016 by locals for locals. All monies raised for our projects stay within our local community benefiting people that are experiencing hardship. We are a small charity with a simple mission…to help others.


In the spirit of reconciliation Make a Difference PMQ acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community.

We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.