A Miner Miracle

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Education, Job Training, Human Services, Philanthropy

Location: 414 Mason St Ste 501 San Francisco CA 94102 USA

Mission: A Miner Miracle was founded in 1995 by Kathy Miner --Founder and Executive Director-- to provide professional clothes and image counseling to low-income men and women. The program enhances the employment potential and self-esteem of each client as they begin to take control of the direction of their lives. Similar program for men was launched in 2000. Young adults will be added in the year of 2001.
Programs: A Miner Miracle serves a wide variety of social service and government agencies by referral and appointment only. Clients must be on public assistance, must have completed their training and/or job counseling and must be ready to begin the interview process.

Each man and woman gets a complete makeover from head to toe. For the woman this includes a private wardrobe consultation, an interview appropriate outfit, and an appointment with a professional hair stylist at a top downtown salon, and grooming and cosmetic instruction and products. Each man will receive proper attire for blue or white-collar jobs, shoes and socks, accessories, a haircut and alterations. This seemingly simple service makes a very real difference in a person's ability to move successfully into the workplace. It increases their ability to feel confident during an interview and, more importantly, helps to provide the presentation skills necessary to move from public assistance to independence.

Write a Review
Invite people to share their experience with this nonprofit!

Filter Reviews by Role

Promote This Nonprofit

GreatNonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite nonprofits on your own web sites!

Review this charity on
GreatNonprofits

Community Reviews

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

A Miner Miracle is a social enterprise that delivers on its mission. The leadership has found a niche in the marketplace that allows the organization to generate revenue for the individuals served. A Miner Miracle provides designer clothes at a very low purchase price to the general public and the funds support the organization's clients. The executive director is always looking for new alternative revenue streams, new ways to engage donors and volunteers, and new ways to reduce costs associated with delivering services and generating revenue. The executive director has been able to reposition the organization to take advantage of new opportunities as they arise and to overcome unforseen challenges.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extraordinary.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I have been involved with A Miner Miracle for almost 6 years now. It is an amazing organization that provides an un-thought of and very critical service for a lot of men and women who would never get a job and be independent and empowered were it not for this organization. Iʼve done it all at A Miner Miracle, worked in the office, worked the fundraising sales, talked to and encouraged the clients and staff members alike. I recently moved from San Francisco to North Carolina and wish there were organizations like A Miner Miracle here to help people coming off welfare and out of programs learn to dress and present themselves for job interviews. Anywhere that poverty exists, A Miner Miracle needs to be. The Miracle is major in the lives of these men and women.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The men and women who are successful, taxpaying citizens today.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

never be able to do the job Kathy Miner does.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The amazing transformations.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Excited and enthusiastic

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

open satellite agencies all over the country and help many thousands of men and women transform their lives.

Ways to make it better...

There was more money for the clients and less energy had to be expended fundraising to keep it going.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Finding competent and dedicated help at the salaries a nonprofit like this is able to pay.

One thing I'd also say is that...

It is definitely a labor of love for all those involved with the organization

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-8-01

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

As A Miner Miracle's insurance agents, we have seen the wonderful work they do in helping women and men move into the job market and become self sufficient members of society. they do more than just provide clothing they instill a sense of self esteem in their receipients.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

a video shown at a fund raiser and seeing the people that have been helped.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-8-01

Was this review helpful?