I got married in 2005, my parents did not have money to help with the wedding to much and my in laws had only a bit set aside and much of that was used for them to get to the wedding from out of the country. DB helped us every step of the way. I must say as a child seeing her at weddings I was scared of her, but after my own wedding, and after the weddings of some of my siblings I'm only in awe! When she is firm with ppl. it is because she needs to be in order to make the wedding run smoothly! DB THANK YOU!
I have learned from personal experience that the admin of KSCVK are honest....to say the least, and they are loving, caring and desiring to make a difference with what they do.
before our first child (daughter)became engaged, we discovered that we were victims of a scam involving all the money we had saved towards our children's wedding/s. Devorah found out about it (since we live in the same neighborhood) and contacted me. She helped us out with all necessary expenses which we could not deal with at that point. We did give her money back at a later date, but she did not expect that, and was willing to help us in any way she could. She saved us in our situation, we didnt know what else we would do
Keren Simchas Chosson V"kallah is an amazing organization. They help brides prepare for their wedding day so they will be able to relax and get ready for the rest of their lives in a happy mind frame.
Devorah is always helping someone at their wedding or before. When my sister in law was engaged, about a year and a half ago, she helped raise money to cover many expenses that she had for her wedding, and made her feel special by buying her things just for her that she needed as well. Thank you Devorah!
D.B. made my daughter's wedding a living H-ll. She was continually trying to get money out of me, and she knew I had none. Every couple of days my daughter would call me, weeping, because D.B. had told her that something else had to go - like flowers, music, etc. I can't agree that my role was client served. It was more like being shoved into a scam. Meanwhile, why are these young women being shoved into bad marriages?!!
Review from Guidestar
When we got married, 36 years ago, it was a "hole in the wall" affair, Crown Heights had no organization that offered a hall, flowers, band, caterer. I was deliriously happy with my husband but bereft of all the simchas choson v kallah I'd dreamed about. Now, everytime I go to one of KSCVK's weddings, I think Hashem and the Benjamins for the proper setting for these 2 jewels.
We had limited funds and this was our first wedding. In addition the wedding was in Brooklyn, we live in Pittsburgh. We were very anxious, which is not the way one should celebrate one's child's wedding. After sitting with Devora Benjamin at breakfast, we came away feeling completely comfortable that we can do this with joy and bottom line be able to afford such a milestone event in our child's life. We have more children after this and feel confident that she will be there to help us then as well. (entered by GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of reviewer)
Our community and beyond knows that KSCVK is there to offer advice support, practical help both monetarily and emotionally because they recognize the challenges one faces in planning a wedding. They care about every detail involved because they see each person who comes to them as individuals with their own unique needs. (entered by GreatNonprofits staff of behalf of reviewer)
So many young people need a proper start in married life and have no family support. KSCVK is like the most supportive family, mentor, and best friend rolled into one! (entered by GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of reviewer)
This wonderful organization helped and helps many many young couples, helps them to arrange and pay for their wedding and establish their first home. (entered by GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of reviewer)
As a sales girl in a store I witnessed Devorah help an orphan bride purchase clothing for her wedding. (entered by GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of reviewer)