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Frequently Asked Questions

What is MADA Community Center?

Mada Community Centre is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization dedicated to serving and supporting our local community in need primarily through food security and related supports in Montreal (QC), West Island, and Ottawa (ON).

What services does MADA Community Center provide?

We provide a variety of services, including food assistance through meal delivery, our Chez Makolet food bank, our on-site cafeteria, as well as clothing and furniture distribution, educational, holiday and social programming, and social supports. Our goal is to address the diverse needs of our community.

How can I receive assistance from MADA Community Center?

To receive assistance, please visit our Centre during our operating hours. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you in determining your eligibility for our programs and services.

Is there any cost to access MADA’s services?

For those in need and eligible, all services are provided free of charge. For more information visit our Get Help page.

Can I volunteer at MADA Community Center?

Yes, as a volunteer-based organization, we welcome volunteers! Volunteering is a great way to get involved and make a positive impact on our community through acts of kindness. From food preparation to packing to delivery, there are many ways to contribute your time and skills. Visit our Volunteer Opportunities page for more information. We also offer unique Corporate Team Building volunteer and educational opportunities that boost team unity and foster corporate social responsibility. To learn more about our Gewurz Kindness Program, visit our Learn & Grow page.

Can I donate to MADA Community Center?

Absolutely! As a charity organization, we rely on donations from the community and corporate partners, whether they are monetary, in-kind, or time-based volunteer hours. Your support helps us continue our mission. Visit our Donate page for details on how to contribute.

Can I donate a car, or shares, or pallets of food? Can I get a tax receipt for these items?

Absolutely! We accept gifts of securities (shares) and cars and pallets of food. These donations are generally tax-deductible. Visit our Donate page for details on how to contribute.

What are your hours of operation?

Our hours may vary by program, but our main office is typically open from Sunday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Please check our website or contact us for specific program hours.

Is MADA Community Center only for a specific demographic or community?

No, we are committed to serving all members of the community, regardless of age, ethnicity, or background. Our services are open to everyone in need.

Is MADA a religious or political organization?

No, Mada is a humanitarian organization with roots in the Jewish values of chesed (kindness) and tikun olam (repairing the world).

How can I stay updated on MADA Community Center's events and activities?

To stay informed about our latest news, events, and activities, please subscribe to our newsletter on the home page of www.madacentre.com and please follow us on social media (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube). Be sure to check our website regularly.

How can I contact MADA Community Center for more information?

You can reach us by phone, email, or through the contact form on our website.
Visit the Contact Us page for our contact details.

Are donations to MADA Community Center tax-deductible?

Yes, Mada Community Centre is a registered charity organization, and donations are generally tax-deductible. Our registered charitable number is 856356068RR001

Can I request assistance for a specific need not mentioned on your website?

We encourage you to reach out to us with your specific needs by calling (514) 342-4969 and an intake officer will be happy to assist. While we have a range of established programs, we are open to exploring additional ways to assist individuals in need in the communities we serve.

How do I get a tax receipt reissued?

Tax receipts are either e-mailed or mailed depending on your request and through what method the donation was made (online, check, in person etc.)

Can I make a planned gift to Mada Community Centre in my will or in other ways?

Absolutely! Please call (514) 342-4969 ext. 229 for more information.

How can I understand the impact that Mada Community Centre has in relation to its mission?

Please see our Impact Report

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