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Yeshiva Kol Yaakov

Rating: 2.56 stars   16 reviews 2,377

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1768 E 7TH St Brooklyn NY 11223 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I called on Friday, April 8th, in the morning, and my dining room set and amwoire were picked up on Saturday between 10am-1pm, as promised. As they requested, I emailed pics of everything beforehand to ensure that the pieces were acceptable and weren't broken but in decent shape. When the two men came, they knew exactly what to do and had the right tools to undo the legs on the dining room table in order to remove it without much interference (I'm in a smaller, older house). All of the pieces were wrapped and in the truck within 15-20 minutes. I've used the Salvation Army previously to donate a used bedroom set, but the problem is that it takes weeks to get on their pickup schedule. In this case, it would have been April 28th had I booked with them on April 8th. I have a new dining room set coming this Wednesday, so I needed the older set out before then. Also, these two guys knew exactly what to do. They didn't have to "think about it" too much. When I had used the Salvation Army previously, they were much slower and didn't protect the bedroom set with any blankets. Yeshiva are more like movers who just seem to know what they're doing better. Overall, they were on-time, within the stated window of 10am-1pm, arrived at 12:30pm. Communication was as promised, as the driver called me 1 hour prior to arriving. Also, importantly, I got a signed donation receipt on the spot for a fair-market value that was slightly higher than I had realized it would go for. In short, I am HAPPY HERE!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Very Efficient
Good movers and timely service
Thanks

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I sent email of a living room couch and end table and also called and left voicemail. I was contacted by someone via phone and asked me what I was donating after I told him he informed me that they wouldn't take it and rudely hung up on me...

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This is an extremely shady organization run by a bunch of really weird people. I just couldn't trust them and it just felt wrong donating anything to this strange setup. Something is really wrong here.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Are you people crazy look at the name, if that doesn't raise some red flags you need help. Total scam

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

Shut it down

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I believe this organization to be a scam. We were moving out of state and had to vacate the town house rental where we lived after Hurricane Sandy damaged our home in NJ. They were scheduled to pick up 2 bedrooms of furniture , designer (Hendrodon & Drexyl Heritage) living room furniture, house hold and kitchen dishes,pots & pans all in Excellent condition. The pick up was for 12/26/13 and special permission had to be obtained from complex management prior to pickup. One man came with a small box truck. He gave my husband a form to list all items with their estimated value. Upon completing and signing the form it had to be submitted to the address printed on the form located in Brooklyn,NY before a receipt would be issued to obtain a FORM 8283 Tax Exemption. The form was mailed to the stated address (PO BOX) and RETURNED because it couldn't be delivered. All the living room furniture , kitchen and house hold items were taken but most of the bedroom furniture was left . My husband was busy packing and didn't realize this until he had left. We had to pay a service to remove everything the next day when we had to vacate the premises. Lorraine R

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This organization never doing as in advertisement. Never come on time, never come at all without call about cancellation of pick up time. No respect, no apologize to donor. Don't call to this fake non profit
organization.

 
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Rating: 2 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This company is a scam, at least the NJ wing of it, in my opinion. They picked up our furnitures and over the phone told me that my donations will be tax-deductable. I never received any receipts for tax-deduction and when asked the manager told me that this is just a furniture disposal company. THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE THT THEY WILL BE DONATING ANY OF THE FURNITURES. This is unlike what they advertise in their website. I will never reccommend this ...please donate to salvation army (make advance planning though) or even junkluggers.com (which is expensive but at least they do what they promise an very proofessional) . I regret that I cancelled junkluggers and chose Yeshiva kol yaakov.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This charity left me in a terrible situation. After I took the time to email them detailed photos and descriptions, they told me they would take all items. They failed to show up at the appointed time without any notification. The next day, at the last minute, I once again left my young children with a babysitter only to be told they would take two items only. Since I have to be out of my home, I had no choice but to pay someone to quickly remove the items. Had they just told me last week, I would have arranged for friends to help me before trash pickup. Don't work with this organization.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

None

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Thank you, Yeshivah Kol Yaakov for offing this opportunity to make a donation of furniture and other sundry household material. I called you on one day and you made the pickup on the following day. And you made possible a tax deduction. Your pickup boys did a fine job (we had everything in a "Public Storage" facility. You took better than half the material (which included a rather heavy kitchen table) and the rest we were able to bring to the Salvation Army. This was done on 7/29/14 and had we waited for a SA pickup, we would have been waiting until well into September. I would recommend you highly to anyone needing a free and tax deductible pickup.

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

The communication might need some improvement. I realize that you must be quite busy by it seems (weather from the truck or from your main office; I can't be sure from where) that you say what you have to say and then quickly hang up. If it is from the truck, than the second boy on the truck can handle the cell phone. Other than that, thank you for being available.

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?

2014

 
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