SENIOR ADVOCATE CENTER CHARTERED

Rating: 5 stars   1 reviews

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Location: P O BOX 1052 STERLING IL 61081 USA

Mission: WE PROVIDE NEEDED SERVICES OF I & R TO SENIORS, THE DISABLED AND THEIR FAMILIES. WE ARE AN 'ALL VOLUNTEER' AGENCY THAT IS SUPPORTED BY THE PUBLIC. THERE ARE NO FEES. WE TURN NO ONE AWAY. WE OFFER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN: OUR FOOD PANTRY; BUDGET COUNSELING; COUPON CLIPPING; CLOTHES CLOSET DISTRIBUTION AND ANNUAL CRAFT & GIFT SHOW& LUNCHEON.OTHER PROGRAMS INCLUDE PARTICIPATION IN MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY; JOIN HANDS DAY; GOOD NEIGHBOR PROJECTS; CARING & SHARING; ANNUAL FEINSTEIN CHALLENGE PARTICIPANT;

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Rating: 5 stars  

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Just the other day a client showed me her sales receipt after using coupons in her grocery shopping trips,like we taught her. She was able to purchase groceries and paper items totaling $332.81 and after using coupons she had an out of pocket expense of only $22.21! Isn't that great! We have many individuals and families wo come to receive food fromour food pantry as they are food insecure, which is a technicalnamefor being hungry/without food. Many DO NOT receive ANY governemnt assistance (food stamps/LINK). We decided to offer budget counseling with coupons if there was an interest. This was NOT a requirement to receive food. Our organization is supported by donations. We do not ask for gov't funds, as with those come gov't rules which would limit who we could help. For instance,if someone was three dollars ($3.00) over gov't guidelines, we don't care... we can still assist them. We have no guidelines. If you need help, we turn no one away.

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

that we also offer free clothing & household items; we loan medical itema(wheelchairs/walkers/scooters/heaters/fans/etc.) at no cost. Our food pantry is by far one of our largest endeavors.I've seen how donations have helped hundreds of area people!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing our clients lift themselves from their environment or at least be able to become more self relient due to our programs & counseling services. I think the very best thing I can say is we turn no one away. We have no fees. We do not judge anyone,

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

all dedicated, friendly and non-judgmental. They are well trained in I & R and truly care abt all clients. Our director says,"the truly needy never receive, and we want to change that".

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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