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Pearl S. Buck International, Inc.

Rating: 4.97 stars   37 reviews 2,360

Address:

520 Dublin Road Perkasie PA 18944 USA

Mission:

Pearl S. Buck International provides opportunities to explore and appreciate other cultures, builds better lives for children around the globe and promotes the legacy of our founder by preserving and interpreting her National Historic Landmark home.

Target demographics:

Build a global community

Direct beneficiaries per year:

66,000 international families and 21,000 local program participants and visitors

Geographic areas served:

Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, China, Taiwan, United States

Programs:

International programs for children, educational and multicultural programs at the Pearl S. Buck House Museum and National Historic Landmark Site

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http://www.pearlsbuck.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Pearl S. Buck International has a long history of working to deliver education, health and welfare support to disadvantaged children in many Asian countries, while leveraging the legacy of Pearl S. Buck in teaching the values and importance of cultural diversity.

In my long affiliation with Pearl S. Buck International, I have had the opportunity to travel to several Asian countries to see first hand, the very poor living conditions and the significant impacts that the PSBI programs make there. As a child sponsor, I am humbled by the frequent letters I receive from the children I support through the PSBI sponsorship programs, and have watched over time how they have progressed and prospered.

The team at PSBI, in working to preserve the legacy of Pearl Buck, has touched thousands of lives and continues to do so on very thin budgets. The mission of PSBI continues to help to build bridges between the East and West, helping generations of children reach their dreams.

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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

 
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4 people found this review helpful

I've had the privilege and pleasure to be associated with the team at Pearl S. Buck International for almost 10 years now, in a variety of volunteer capacities. This organization consistently demonstrates passion, professionalism and the highest integrity in serving the needs of disadvantaged children in the US and abroad, while continuing to promote important messages related to cultural sensitivity and equality originally espoused by Pearl S. Buck. This is a very deserving organization with solid leadership and vision.

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Life-changing

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5 people found this review helpful

I have had the privilege of serving on the Pearl S. Buck International board for more than 3 years now, and continue to be tremendously impressed with the sophistication, professionalism, and dedication of the PSBI staff and volunteer groups who focus on the needs of disadvantaged children in many countries. This organizaiton exemplifies the highest values of a non-profit organization focused on helping others and has worked with superhuman effort to preserve and extend the vision of Pearl S. Buck, impacting >2 million children. I have been repeatedly touched by the positive and life-changing impact PSBI has had on the lives of children and adults alike through the many stories told by those so affected. Through the PSBI Opportunity House Program, I have been privileged to have a channel to sponsor a wonderul young girl in the Phillipines. Our periodic correspondence is delightful and her life challenges are eye opening lessons in humility for my family. The benefits of connecting with PSBI are too numerous to highlight in this short review.

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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Pearl S. Buck International, Inc. is a wonderful organizations that does great things to help promote tolerance worldwide, They have a museum which celebrates the life and work of Pearl Buck. They have a large contingent of dedicated volunteers. I have been to the house, gift shop, Holiday sale, and annual fundraier.

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Lovely setting and lovely people. Tours of the famous writer's house are an eye opener to all she did for the less privileged, and visitors learn her story as they walk through the rooms where she lived with her husband and children. There is always something going on there, from writing classes to kid's camps to high school leadership programs. A fabulous gift shop isrun entirely by volunteers dedicated to Pearl S. Buck's mission of helping disadvantaged children.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Wonderful mission and truly dedicated volunteers inspired me to join their cause. I help in the archives, present workshops for budding authors at the Writing Center and help edit stories and books for publishing on CreateSpace. Their Writers Guild is a great group the helps poets, novelists, essays and those writing memoirs to improve their skills while "writing in a writer's house" here at Green Hills Farm, the home of Pearl S. Buck. Volunteers give tours and run a world-class gift shop as well. PBSI supports schools and sponsorships of individual children in 6 foreign countries in Southeast Asia. Giving opportunities to those who, through no fault of their own, are ostracized by their culture due to mixed race parentage. The PSBI charity rated is one of the highest, due to the large team of volunteers.

 
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5 people found this review helpful

Pearl S Buck International has so unexpectedly enlarged my life. As a recent retiree, I was interested in taking one of their writing seminars- yes; writing at a writer’s house is one of the many programs available. However, I was lured by the history and stories around the house and large family who called it home, and quickly became a docent. Wanting to know more, I soon volunteered to assist the curator in projects, and joined a book club reading Pearl Buck’s books. Before I knew it I was sponsoring a child in the Philippines, hosting students from China, and attending a seminar on cross-cultural understanding. Today, I cannot read a news story without thinking about Pearl Buck’s worldview and wondering how she would have responded. A visit to the house becomes an inspiration. Come visit and be moved!!

 
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6 people found this review helpful

Had the opportunity again this week to introduce someone to Pearl S Buck International. It is a pleasure to tell the story of Pearl Buck', her legacy, her beautiful home and National Historic Landmark, all the events and mostly all the truly inspirational work being done globally to help children and raise cultural awareness. I am proud to be a 25+ year sponsor and volunteer with this very worthwhile organization, its dedicated staff and volunteers.

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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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7 people found this review helpful

Pearl Buck and her legacy in Pearl S. Buck International to help children of all cultures have been a part of my life since I was a child. The staff is completely dedicated to the sponsored children and other aid programs, preserving and showcasing the grounds and house, and promoting Pearl Buck's message of bridging differences and global understanding. In Pearl Buck's eyes, all people are equal and all children deserve the same opportunities for a healthy and happy life. Story after story from those who have personally been helped continue to legitimize this organization's valuable work. Worthwhile to visit and worthwhile to donate.

 
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5 people found this review helpful

I have decades of experience with the PSBI organization as a volunteer, child sponsor, visitor and attendee at events. I know first hand that the missions are clearly defined, the staff is fully dedicated, and the majority of donated funds go directly to the programs and children. PSBI has a global impact with it's U.S. based historical landmark headquarters and outreach in numerous countries around the world. Pearl S Buck's legacy is truly being kept alive. A worthwile destination and non-profit in every sense. Sincerely, Wendy Miller Thomas, resident of New Jersey

 
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I have been a fan of Pearl S Buck and associated with Pearl S Buck International for decades. Pearl Buck was an amazing author, woman and humanitarian. PSBI carries on that legacy with sponsorship, adoption, global and community programs. Pearl Buck's house is a museum of treasures, exposing us to both the country life she led with her family and world wide cultures she exposed her readers to. Worth a visit to the website and home. The Global Marketplace at www.psbi.org is one of my favorite gift options for those who have everything or those who need a reminder that others don't.

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

none at this time-the staff is dedicated and hard working as is the Volunteer Association

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2013

 
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I remember reading The Good Earth in high school in New Jersey in the early '60's.
After many years as a Navy wife, living all over the world, my husband and I settled in Bucks County, PA. As a long time volunteer as a Navy wife, I found a wonderful outlet as a docent at Pearl buck's home. My husband has served on the Board of Directors and we have sponsored a child through PSBI. It is an amazing organization that operates a world wide child care program from a building that was built on the site of Pearl Buck's tennis courts. Small space...major impact on the world. Pearl Buck was the first person to promote mixed race adoptions and she changed the world.

 
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I have been a docent at Pearl S. Buck's home for more than 15 years. She was an amazing woman who overcame incredible odds and succeeded in changing the world. The more I learn about her accomplishments, the more I marvel. Because of Pearl Buck, adopted children did not have to be matched to their adoptive families by race, religion and ethnicity. The organization she founded continues her good works here and abroad. My husband served on the PSBI Board of Directors and we sponsored a child. But, my husband's claim to fame (acording to him) is that he hired Janet Mintzer as the CEO. She is an amazing lady with more energy and dedication than any of us have a right to expect.

 
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Pearl S. Buck International literally saved my life! Fifty years ago I was living in an orphanage in Seoul, Korea - abandoned at birth on a doorstep, I was fortunate to be taken to a Christian orphanage that cared for me my first 4 years of life. And then through the Pearl S. Buck adoption program, I became a "chosen child"! Yes, that is how my American family of 6 referred to my adoption - they chose me because they really wanted another child. Today, with the love of my adopted family, I have the privilege of being a wife, mother, and professional nurse. None of this would have been possible without Pearl S. Buck International. They are literally saving the lives of children like me every day, every year. My only wish is that I had millions of dollars to donate to the organization. The mission and work of PSBI is amazing!

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5 people found this review helpful

My involvement PSBI is all because of the volunteers. Because of their enthusiasm, I have willing donated my art and ideas to help in their ongoing efforts to raise money to benefit the organization's mission. The professionalism of the volunteers is truly inspiring as they work in concert with a dedicated staff.

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3 people found this review helpful

The Pearl S. Buck International, Inc. is a beautiful oasis that tells the truly remarkable and inspiring story of a woman determined to make a difference in the world. She did it with her writing and her dedication to mixed race children who needed a home, and needed to be accepted. Everyone who visits leaves a changed person. This is a place where there is a place for everyone.

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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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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