MAKE IT COUNT FOUNDATION INC

Rating: 4.92 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing

Location: PO Box 370 West Islip NY 11795 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am so appreciative and grateful for the help the Make it Count Foundation gave to me upon graduation from high school. i was able to meet with Mr. Reese and Mr. Corcoran and was given advice that will last me a lifetime. I look forward to keeping them updated on my college education and beyond, as I know I will never forget the help and guidance they have given me. I hope to someday be able to pay it forward as they have done for me, inspiring me to always make it count.

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Meeting with Mr. Reese and Mr. Corcoran who were instrumental in terms of my scholarship, I was given valuable advice as to how I can best apply myself and help others.

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Give them unlimited resources so they can help everyone the way they helped me!

Rating: 5 stars  

A great group of people helping local military families and children. Doing home renovations, supporting local children sports programs and providing school backpacks for the needy.

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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?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Rating: 4 stars  

Make It Count brings the energy of a visionary leader to help members of our military with housing needs. Nothing contributes more to the dignity and well being of our returning heroes than safe comfortable housing. Those of us on the board are proud to be part of this great effort

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I am part of the planning and governance process

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we need to grow and acquire resources that we can apply to helping our target population most notably current and past members of the military.

Rating: 5 stars  

Make it Count Foundation has touched the lives of many, for me it has been an eye-opening experience. Everyday life sometimes takes over the small important things life has to offer. But Make It Count has allowed me to put some things aside and reach out to help those in need. I feel very fortunate to have been part of this organization and plan to continue to help in whatever way I can to improve our community.

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I volunteered time at the VFW Hall in Patchogue, where I helped frame an extension. The experience was fulfilling and the people there were extremely appreciative. It really makes me want to get out there and do more for the community.

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At this time I feel Make It Count Foundation has been doing a superb job in helping families, and communities.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Rating: 5 stars  

What the Make It Count foundation is doing is just great. Helping local Vets in small ways that make a huge difference in their lives. Seeing the improvements made at the VFW and the shelter make me proud to volunteer my time for Make It Count. It is a small foundation working hard to raise money to help the people that serve our country.

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Seeing the older Vets so happy with the work completed that they now will be able to get an elevator that is so badly needed. It was nice to witness the end result.

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There are no changes to be made. I see a new foundation working hard to grow to be able to help more people. Make It Count has kept it simple and focused their efforts on those who may have been overlooked yet need help badly.

Rating: 5 stars  

A member of my office staff was involved in the building of a ramp for a veteran who was having difficulty getting in and out of his residence. He told us when we were done that we don't realize how the smallest obsticals effect our daily routine. He said the ramp would give more freedom and independence. His gratitude made us more determined to help whenever we could. Keep up the good work and please notify me for future projects.

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When I saw the ramp that was built.

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

I do not have any changes that I would suggest at this time.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

How did you learn about this organization?

I learned about this organizaton from a friend & co worker.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Rating: 5 stars  

Make It Count Foundation is an incredible labor of love of it's founder Jon Reese. This non profit was created simply for one purpose: to help people in the Long Island community by providing resources for optimal health, housing and education. I have experienced first hand how Make It Count makes a difference in peoples lives whether one is on the giving or receiving end. Make It Count Foundation transforms lives now, enabling those we influence to achieve their own personal potential and in turn, help others do the same. The Make It Count partners include United Way of Long Island, Great South Bay YMCA, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island, Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk, VFW of Patchogue and Suffolk County United Veterans. Whether it's a child, veteran or someone in need, Make It Count will ensure that your donations are put where they are needed most.

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Our veteran initiative. Make It Count believes in honoring our heroes and ensuring that their lives are enriched as a result of their sacrifices. Make It Count supports our servicemen and women and their families on their journey back to civilian life.

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eventually like to expand the reach throughout the United States. Phase one is building the Long Island initiative.

Rating: 5 stars  

One of the things this organization has done this year is helped a local vetrans organization with remodeling plans to make their facility easily accessible for people with physical disabilities. Make It Count provided materials and labor to get the job done. It was a great effort and the improvement is appreciated by the entire community.

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Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Rating: 5 stars  

I am familiar with the work that Mark Sagliocca does with the Make It Count foundation and I am very impressed with the results. In my opinion we do not do nearly enough for our vets and it is fantastic to see an organization like Make It Count helping those that have sacrificed so much.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

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

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Rating: 5 stars  

My husband and I have been hosting “James” an injured serviceman at our home in Vermont for 5 years now. He comes for a ski weekend through the Wounded Warrior Program. As we have gotten to know James it became clear that going back to college was going to prove to be a big financial burden. Through the help of the Make It Count Foundation, we were able to offer James some assistance with his tuition. This was just the motivation he needed to get back in the classroom and finish his degree.
James is now married and owns his own house. He attributes much of his success to the help of the Make it Count Foundation.

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

helping people to help themselves. MIC wants to give people the head start and incentive to make positive choices and changes in their lives

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

try to get them the resources to help more people.

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?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

My brother-in-law, Jon Reese, started the Make It Count Foundation.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Helping veterans and military families with quality housing and education.

What is its top priority in the long run?

The same as above but with an expanded scope.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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