INSPIRING TOMORROW’S LEADERS

Who we are

We M.A.D.E. Making a difference everyday strengthens the health and vitality of our community by connecting
generous people with well-informed philanthropic strategies.

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Mission and Vision

Our mission is to lead positive systemic change that strengthens Louisiana communities. We envision a future where all Louisianians have the opportunity to contribute to the productivity, health, and well-being of our region. And we believe that our common fate will be determined by how successfully we improve the quality of life for all of our residents. The impact we help create is of, by, and for Louisiana, because the community is our foundation.

LaRon Byrd

Our Founder

LaRon Byrd is a philanthropist, mogul, community steward, and retired professional athlete of the NFL. A former student and alumni of St. Charles Parish, born and raised in Hahnville, Louisiana. As a high school student before graduating from Hahnville High School, Mr. Byrd always pushed for equal opportunities, second chances for students, community initiatives, and educational advancement. Not only for his community and peers but for all races and genders. In December of 2007 while still a High School Senior, Mr. Byrd, and his community peers did their first-ever Christmas toy drive for the community he was raised in. Since then and still, currently, Mr. Byrd holds annual events and community initiatives that have grown now to serve the whole River Parish. After graduating high school, Mr. Byrd received multiple athletic scholarships to Division 1 College programs, ultimately choosing the University of Miami. Mr. Byrd graduated from the University of Miami in 3 years with a Bachelor’s degree in Science & Arts and a minor in business. After college, Mr. Byrd enjoyed a six-year career in the NFL. Throughout his whole life process, he firmly says that “It was GOD and the resources he has provided to get me this far, none of me”. Mr. Byrd holds true to this as his family founded the We M.A.D.E. Making a difference everyday to provide direct resources of education, health, fitness, and employment opportunities to our communities youth and adults. “Not all communities and people are bad, some just lack knowledge and resources to do better. If we all continue to work together and support our communities with resources, the shift to self-empowerment for all will be amazing. Together, We Can Make A Difference Everyday”! 

 Why us

What makes We Made different?

Education

Our mission is to lead positive systemic change that strengthens Louisiana communities. We envision a future where all Louisianians have the opportunity to

Health

Our mission is to lead positive systemic change that strengthens Louisiana communities. We envision a future where all Louisianians have the opportunity to

Housing

Our mission is to lead positive systemic change that strengthens Louisiana communities. We envision a future where all Louisianians have the opportunity to

Join your hand with us for a
better life and a beautiful future.

INSPIRING TOMORROW’S LEADERS

INSPIRING TOMORROW’S LEADERS

Join your hand with us for a
better life and a beautiful future.