HELP IS HERE INC

Rating: 1.67 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Education, Human Services

Location: 28039 Scott Rd Ste D-193 % Bill MacK Murrieta CA 92563 USA

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Rating: 1 stars  

I should have read the awful reviews before I trusted Maggie Baker with any type of donation or money! She was instrumental in getting Peaches from a local farmer at a good price...I was really suckered in at how nice she was up until I put money into her PayPal account. I tried contacting her when I didn't receive my peaches but I have not been able to get ANY response from her. If any one else has a complaint...Paypal gave me her phone number 480-248-9424. I called and let it ring until the just stopped ringing! She gave me a complaint that there were to many orders to reimburse me which was in May. It's December and I haven't heard one word from her! I hope the old adage rings true for Ms. Baker...what goes around, comes around!

Was your donation impactful?

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How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

No

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 1 stars  

ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE! I am one of the two who obtained a court judgment against HIH. I've had their website suspended until they remove all mention of my project, as they refused to do so and continued to steal from the unsuspecting public. I am now attempting to collect the monetary judgment of $9,825 which includes court costs and a $5,000 grant issued by the Pepsi Refresh Challenge. DO NOT TRUST THESE PEOPLE - THEY ARE SCAM ARTISTS.

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

they refused to disburse funds, refused to remove my project and donation button from their website, forced me to get a court order and judgment against them. I am still attempting to collect the monetary judgment.

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

shut the organization down - they are entirely a scam.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

None

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you find this group?

the Fiscal Sponsor Directory

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

none.

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Rating: 1 stars  

Help is Here started out acting responsibly but then began to refuse to disburse appropriately requested funds without reason. They have defrauded private donors and now refuse to return grant funds to the Pepsi Corporation that were awarded to my project. I gave 30-day notice to terminate due to their material breach of fiscal sponsorship agreement and they refuse to remove my project from their website which is fraud because they are trying to collect funds in the name of my project (Erik's Cause) which is no longer a project of HIH. They are con artists and frauds.

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

they have refused to act responsibly and appropriately disburse funds, including a grant from Pepsi.

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

remove the CEO and hire someone with integrity to run the organization who can be trusted with public funds.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A little

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you find this group?

National Fiscal Sponsor Directory.

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Rating: 1 stars  

There are now 2 Court judgments against Help is Here for taking funds on behalf of the projects they sponsored. Do not use them for sponsorship!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

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

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 1 stars  

Help is Here ran off with about $900 of our hard earned funds that were donated to help a sick dog. How can anyone be so cruel?

Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

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

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 1 stars  

I deposited $ to be used to help people who have sustained Brain Injuries. I made numerous requests for funds and was never transferred a penny. Maggie Baker is a liar and a thief. It is bad when people steal from each other, but to approach small start ups that are trying to do some good in this world and steal the money that is allowing for it, is demonic!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

None

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Please be very careful about signing up with Help is Here Inc. - talk with some of us who have had them as a Fiscal Sponsor. They took our money deposited (from well meaning donors), and will not disburse funds for intended purposes, will not give us an accounting of funds and now will not return the money now that we are trying to separate.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A little

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Unlikely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Help is Here, Inc is a scam. They are completely unprofessional. They take your money and never distribute the funds like they are suppose to. Maggie Baker is a con artist. She never speaks the truth. It is one lie after another. Now they won't return calls. She has stolen everyone money. Is being sued by many organizations. Is defaulting in distributing fund from a Pepsi Grant that was won by one of the causes. All she does is blame everyone else.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Badly

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

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

There are three reviews for HIH, but one of the 5 star ones is actually for The Zawadisha Fund, a project they are supposed to be helping. We have been contracted with HIH and they have not reimbursed us for one expense. They have been completely unresponsive and unprofessional. Their phones and emails were not working for over a month. Seven other organizations have experienced the same thing. We have filed with the Attorney General in AZ, a detective in AZ, a Small Claim against them, and filed a complaint with the IRS.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

None

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Help Is Here Inc. has not fulfilled any of their duties as our fiscal sponsor. To date they have not acknowledged receipt of our donations, nor have they disbursed these funds to our project. We urge anyone who is need of a fiscal sponsor to NOT work with Help Is Here. We are filing formal complaints with the IRS and the Attorney General of Arizona.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

None

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Jen Gurecki is a dedicated amazing person who manages to make time in her ridiculously busy schedule to spearhead yet another critical cause in our world - the development of women owned businesses in third world countries. Hats off to a true rock star.

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

relationship to the work in Yosemite with youth, leadership and community engagement.

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

Get them more funding.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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