Pearl S. Buck International, Inc.

Rating: 4.97 stars   29 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, International

Location: 520 Dublin Road Perkasie PA 18944 USA

Mission: Pearl S. Buck International has three distinct functions that operate as one with the common mission of promoting the legacy and dreams of Pearl S. Buck - her commitment to improving the quality of life and expanding opportunities for children and promoting an understanding of the values and attributes of other cultures, the injustice of prejudice, and the need for humanitarianism throughout the world.

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 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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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.

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

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Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

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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Definitely

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Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

1 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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Likely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

1 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

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 4 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

I am taken by the dedication of the staff and the volunteers to the mission of the organization.

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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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

I have volunteered at PSBI for the past 3 years and have found it to be an extremely well run organization with a keen focus on increasing intercultural understanding and improving the lives of Asian children. Pearl Buck would be so proud to see how the organization has carried on her legacy.

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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?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer at Pearl S. Buck International for 35 years. I have seen many changes, in mission, leadership, personal. The past 10 years this non profit has fulfilled its mission of helping those children Peal S. Buck had the vision to know needed forever families and care and education to give them a base to expand their dreams. There are so many success stories and children who have been welcomed into homes that it makes your head spin. My husband and I have been donors and now with my granddaughter sponsor a girl the same age. We hope by introducing her to the mission of PSBI, she will continue our legacy.
The staff, lead by CEO Janet Mintzer and Teri Mandic, are the most professional people we have known. We are retired professionals and can truly give this staff a 5 Star rating and HIGH FIVES for their commitment to continuing the legacy of a woman of vision, Pearl S. Buck

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2014

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

Having attended numerous events at Pearl S. Buck's barn as a teenager I always knew when I retired from teaching that I wanted to become a docent there. Having done so for nearly a year my results have even exceeded my expectations. The volunteers are some of the nicest people I have ever met, the professionalism trickles down from the CEO to all who help out. It's apparent that the volunteers truly love their jobs and care about the mission of Pearl S. Buck International, Inc. A more dedicated group I have never been a part of.

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

I can think of nothing because changes are addressed as situations arise.

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

For the last four weeks I have volunteered as an intern at Pearl S. Buck International. I am forever changed by the ever-present spirit of Miss Buck, that is very much alive and well at Green Hills Farm. I am now a sponsor of a beautiful girl who shares my daughter's name. I am struck by how little I really knew about this woman who used her voice, her pen, and her position to bring the plight of the world's children to the public doorstep, and then challenge society to act. So I have been challenged. So I will act.

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The organization is stellar, its staff unique and committed to the mission and the legacy.

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

My wife, Norma, and I have been involved with PSBI since our organization, the Filipino American Association of Bucks County, Inc. started sponsoring children from the Philippines in 1988. However, Pearl 's legacy gave us even a new meaning and profound impact when we started visiting the children and witnessed firsthand the difference it made . Not only did the children's lives change tremendously but the whole family too. For a small amount of money, a whole new world was open to them . Norma has been on the board for 10 years now and is honored and proud to be part of this wonderful organization with the best staff under the leadership of Janet Mintzer, CEO.

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2014

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