Neighbors Sharing with Neighbors in Crisis

Rating: 4.45 stars   11 reviews

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Location: 13 S.W. Front St., Suite 103 Milford DE 19960 USA

Mission: To assist families in Kent and Sussex Counties of Delaware who have experienced a financial crisis beyond the control of the head-of-household with focus on households that have not received help from the program in the past.
Results: We have served the families in Kent and Sussex Counties for 13 years now. Our typical year includes serving at least 1,000 households at various levels.
Target demographics: Families with children and or seniors and disabled living in poverty with a crisis beyond their control that caused undue hardship that can be lessened with help of household items, school supplies, and/or holiday gift assistance.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 1,000 individuals
Geographic areas served: Kent and Sussex Counties of Delaware
Programs: Household - kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, laundry room, and general needs such as trash cans, vacuums, brooms, etc.; baby and baby room supplies; hygiene supplies for all ages, cleaning & paper supplies for household; school supplies for 1st through 12th, and holiday gift assistance.
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EIN 51-0390144
302-424-7260
councilforkent-sussexadopt-a-familyofdelaware.com
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

I referred a family for much needed services. They were treated efficiently and kindly. The family was most appreciative in their time of need and has since given back by volunteering and helping others.

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

By seeing the effects of the assistance given to the referred family.

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

None at this time.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

Helped a family that just recently gained custody of there grand children because the mother was in jail.

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Donating book bags to needy children, christmas presents etc.

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

Not enough to money to go around for every circumstance.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

This program has assisted our organization with provided needed items to families. If there was a fire, lose of some type, move, Christmas, etc. this organization assists the families as much as possible. There is a need for this program in Sussex County.

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

Assisting the families in getting needed resources

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

none

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Rating: 5 stars  

I called Adopt A Family and they were able to assist a client of mine who was new mother with no income enough baby items to get the baby set up in a new home. Prior to receiving a crib the infant was sleeping in a single bed with the mother.
In addition to that particular client they have assisted many children with Christmas gifts and gift cards. Those children would not have received any gifts if it had not been for their Christmas program.
They also assist many, many children wth school supplies.
It always amazes me how through the years they are able to keep track of families they have assisted so they do not assist the same familes year after year.

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

By referring clients to them. Contacting them for availability of HH items for clients.

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

N/A

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

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

N/A

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

n/a

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

So many times we are unable to assist clients with anything and it made me feel so good to think that I was able to refer them and they were able to get the help they needed.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hello, I would like to take this opportunity to comment on the Adopt A Family programs. My sister moved to Delaware last year. she had 2 daughters Sarah and Savanna. She also had My 2 brothers Micheal and Cody. Their ages ranged from 3 to 16. She had had my brother sense 2004. My parents had both died. They passed 8 months and 2 days apart. My sister only received social security for the boys. Her husband, at the time would not help her. I help as much as possible, but with the economy could not do it alone. I took her to adopt a family. The staff especially Ms. Banning was so helpful and understandable. They help her with both the boys school supplies. The boys got everything needed to start school her. They felt good when they went to school. No one knew the help received from adopt a family. Adopt a family also helped my sister with items for her home. The support from adopt a family was and is outstanding. I am so thankful for this program and support it 100%. I also volunteered one year at Christmas. It was December 24 and a young man came in, he was so upset because he had no income, had lost his job, and had no money to get his daughter anything. Ms. Banning quickly got to work and assisted the young man with some toys for his daughter. The young man was so grateful to her. Adopt a family helps parents and children all over Delaware who would not be able to buy gift for their children or even have a Christmas dinner. Christmas is a time for caring and sharing. I hope to see this program continue to support our neighbor hood and other areas of the state. Thank you so very much for all you have done and continue to do. Barbara Lister (302) 424-0568

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I would give more funds. This is one of the best programs I've ever seen that is so caring and not judging of citizens of our community and state.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I donated some funtiture to adopt-a-family several years ago. I was extra furniture no loner needed and it was a great feeling to help others who had needs but limited funds.

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

As a Social Services professional, I have seen how adopt-a-family is a vital resource to the community not only during the holiday season, but year-round.

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

Make sure they receive additional funding some more needy families can be helped.

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?

Likely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

I was told of the need of furniture and I had surplus that was not needed by ny family.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

It was needed and I had extra.

What would you tell others about this organization?

Tha is is very worthwhile and it is a great feeling to help others truly in need.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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Rating: 4 stars  

I donate every Christmas to a nursing home patient in memory of my parents...who loved Christmas. I have also done a family with one child with help from my daughter. At my request my church has put tags on our Crismon tree for people to make donations to AAF. I have been a volunteer there as well as worked there. What a blessing to see the clients receive the gifts!!!

I also donate to the back to School program and household items. This all some receive.

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

watched the families eyes light up with wonder to what they have received.

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

They do a wonderful job with a small staff.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Client was homeless and needed money to rent a room. AAF was able to give client 390.00 for 30 days of rent. Client was able to get back on her feet and get a job and maintain a place to live.

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

They are always willing to do what they can for client services

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

Nothing

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?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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

I am a Supervisor for the Division of Social Service, a referral source for Adopt a Family in Sussex County. I have seen first hand the difference Adopt a Family makes in the lives of our clients. Adopt a family gives school assistance to needy children who would not have any supplies to start school with. The also provide assistance during the holidays to children and families who would hav NO gifts for their children and some who can't afford to buy much for their families at Christmas. I deeply appreciate all of the great work they do, the are a worthy organization and they deserve any and all help that can be provided to them.

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

I have withnessed first hand the help that Adopt a Family offers to the community. I have seen the faces of people who have absolutly nothing, the way they light up when they receive the toys, clothes, ect. It made me feel good that these families got the help that they really needed.

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

Include them in more fund raising activities.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Adopt A Family is a wonderful program which has helped several of my clients throughout the past 9 years. They have served some of my clients with Christmas items, household items and school supplies which have been a blessing to all involved.
Adopt A Family is very careful to match families with donors/vendors who do the best they can to meet the families personal needs.
With the school supply program they make sure that they have the list from the schools and teachers personal classroom request so once a child knows which class they are assigned to will get the appropriate materials and no be given a bunch of supplies that they will not use or need. This avoids waste of materials It has been a definate plus having this agency to deal with through the years.

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

for past 9+ years

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

I would broaden their ability to service the community with more funding.

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