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CREATIVE MONEY WORKS INC

Rating: 5 stars   8 reviews 486

Nonprofit Issues:

Children & Youth

Address:

Camden NJ 08102 USA

Mission:

To improve the lives of children n the USA helping meet the needs of low income children to create a better financial future for them and conducting research to improve financial literacy content for children.

Results:

CMW has partnered with major organizations and other non-profits to collect food that go directly to low income children. Our Feed Our Children NOW! initiative along with Van's Warped Tour, collects food for a charity in each of the 40+ city tour stops. Our volunteers travel with the tour all summer organizing additional volunteers in each city, and cordinating the charities where we donate the food. We have partnered with the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus to film a documentary with each of the charities to increase awareness of about the increasing number of children who are in need of food in the USA. CMW and John Lennon Educational Tour Bus has created programs for inner city children to create DVD's with talented youths as a method to generate income for deposit only savings accounts. We facilitated the donation of instruments and computer software by The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus for the continuation of music education to the Creative Arts High School in Camden, New Jersey.

Target demographics:

Low income children in the USA from newborns to 18 year olds.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Forty four plus 501C3 Charities across the USA and two cities in Canada

Geographic areas served:

the USA

Programs:

Feed Our Children NOW! and aQireCares™

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I've been working with Feed Our Children NOW! as a food drive coordinator since January of 2012. I help kids in different areas set up Food Drives in their home towns. I also spent four days out with them this summer at the Vans Warped Tour. There is no one who works harder than Feed Our Children NOW! to collect the donations and provide food to shelters all over the United States. I have never been a part of such a loving and supportive group of people, who really care about whats going on and strive to make the world a better place.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I was fortunate to work with Lana & Feed Our Children Now! on this summer's Warped Tour 2011 and i must say not only is it a GREAT organization but its also run by someone who really cares about the lives being touched and helped! 2012 is right around the corner and i know that Feed Our Children Now! will be all over it and expanding immensely. Feed Our Children Now! has definitely been one of the highlights in 2011. - Robert Herrera-

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

Ive experienced their growth throughout the summer.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

How did you learn about this organization?

Nathan Ryan reached out to the before the summer!

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I have been working with Creative Money Works INC since 2008, which was my junior year of college. My experience has been invaluable. I've learned organization, coordination, execution of project deadlines in a timely manner, and accountability. I believe my success in my current job, and the volunteer work that I do is a direct result of the mentor-ship I received from the folks at Creative Money Works INC. They are innovative and forward thinking. True leaders in helping the community!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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1 person found this review helpful

I have been working with Feed Our Children NOW since November of 2010 and I could't be happier. They're a great chairty focused on helping bring food to children in the USA and Canada. Every summer they travel the country and collect canned goods as part of The Vans Warped Tour. The support from people attending the concerts has been amazing. I'm glad to say that i'll be a part of this fast growing non-profit for years to come.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Yes, I learned a little bit of everything From working on Excel sheets to communication skills when it came to contacting the charities.

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1 person found this review helpful

I had the privilege of volunteering with Creative Money Works INC. through Feed Our Children Now. I am so honored to be a part of both organizations. Volunteering to give children in so many different parts of the country, the opportunity to have a better life is something that is so special to me. All I wish is that more people become aware of this organization so that we can help even more people around the country!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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1 person found this review helpful

I've had the distinct pleasure to volunteer time with Creative Money Works, Inc.
My involvement began after an introduction to Lana Posner by my daughter Melissa. Lana offered to speak with me after learning of a personal transition I was going through. I mention this because it represents the selflessness and generous spirit that is at the core of Creative Money Works!
In our conversations I learned more about CMW and Feed Our Children NOW! The ability to contribute to easing hunger issues for children and their families, in addition to a program that teaches young underprivileged youth civic involvement and fiscal responsibility is stating the obvious. Lana’s passion and commitment to these programs is contagious - I could not resist the opportunity to become involved! Melissa has expressed her enthusiasm over the years through her volunteer efforts, both in the merits of the programs and her high regard for Lana’s mentorship. This Organization has a knack for attracting volunteers with a focus on diversity. One in particular that has impressed me, is the positive reaction of the many youth that come out to volunteer (in increasing numbers each year) during the Vans Warped Tour in support of Feed Our Children NOW!

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

My personal experience with this organization is the priceless satisfaction in having an opportunity to help others within the limits of my schedule, knowing it is genuinely appreciated!

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

I can't think of anything I'd do to 'change the organization'. Rather I would love to see more involvement by person(s) of influence that could provide a wider area of recognition that would improve the overall success of the organization's goals.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

none

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

This experience gave me a felling of purpose.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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1 person found this review helpful

Feed Our Children Now, part of Creative Money Works, is a highly effective organization focused on feeding hungry children in the US. What is wonderful about the organization is that it's expenditures are designed to maximize the collection and distribution of non-perishable food with very low costs in logistics. The volunteers, mostly very young adults, show an extraordinary level of compassion and talent all of which go a long way in helping FOCN achieve its goal - feeding children in need across the United States.

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

Van's Warped Tour 2010 and preparations for Van's Warped Tour 2011 - the primary supporter of Feed Our Children Now! The relationship with Van's Warped Tour enables FOCN to donate thousands of pounds of food directly to charities at each of the Warped Tour stops (44 cities in 2011).

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

Acquire large scale sponsorships enabling FOCN to have a greater, positive impact on hungry children in the US.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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1 person found this review helpful

Creative Money Works is a 501c3 focused on feeding hungry children in the USA. Through CMG’s Feed Our Children NOW! Program they collect food in each city Van's Warped Tour stops in for a day long concert. I was overwhelmed at the amount of young people who brought food and carried heavy bags a long distance in support of this cause. It is wonderful how many kids volunteer to work at each concert because they care about making a difference and helping kids who are hungry. More and more kids go to bed hungry in this country then ever before. We spent 5 hours collecting food for the charity that comes and pick’s up the food. It is impressive how dedicated these young volunteers are to the cause. It is a very rewarding experience to have the opportunity to be part of such an important cause and know you were part of feeding many families who otherwise would not have food.

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

helping for the last 3 years and knowing in just one area we feed 48 families.

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

participate in more venues to collect more food to help more children!

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