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November 1, 2013

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November 1, 2013

Wonderful organization, that makes such a difference in the lives of many families in Marin..Adopt A Family is well run, keeps costs down, and uses their money and volunteers effectively, for positive results.
Because of Adopt A Family, there are fewer homeless families in Marin County.

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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?

2013

October 31, 2013

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October 31, 2013

As a volunteer and a donor, I have been very impressed with Adopt a Family and how it fulfills its mission. Pam Meyers and her staff are top notch professionals and care deeply about the families they help. I strongly believe in this cause and I plan on becoming even more involved with this great organization in the coming years.

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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?

A lot

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?

2013

October 31, 2013

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October 31, 2013

Pam and her intelligent staff at Adopt A Family of Marin are incredibly compassionate towards the clients that come to AAF for support. From listening, to educating, to offering financial support, AAF provides a very important and valuable service to the Marin Community.

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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?

2013

November 30, 2010

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November 30, 2010

I became involved with Adopt A Family several years ago through the Ross Valley Woman's League. AAF has served hundreds of families each year helping them stay in their homes--critical to the health, education and well being of the children in the home. This fundamental support is delivered with compassion and professionalism.

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

Working in the office over the Christmas holidays and being overwhelmed by the number of families and children this office supports.

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

Increase funding so they could in turn increase the number of families they serve.

November 30, 2010

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November 30, 2010

This review is for the food and shelter campaign. I have been affiliated with Adopt a Family through the Ross Valley Women's League for the last 10 years. The difference they have made in our community is tremendous. This small, in staff , organization , works tirelessly to make major things happen in the lives of Marin families in crisis. They work to give these families a "hand up" not a "hand out" in times of need so that they can rebuild their lives. Whether it be help in learning a new job skill, going back to school, recovering from an illness or injury, helping with a car repair or gifts for kids at Christmas, Adopt A Family does an extraordinary job in acting as a safety net so that people can rebuild their lives with self respect. I have interacted with many of the Adopt a Family recipients and they have all expressed that Adopt A Family gave them their dignity back and the drive to move out of whatever difficulty they had been experiencing at the time.They also said there wasn't another place like it in Marin. There is that expression," there but for the grace of God " , and I have never seen it at work more clearly then through my time volunteering at Adopt A Family. I am not sure whether Adopt a Family helps those on the receiving end more or those who give to this organization. As a donor and a supporter, I have been the beneficiary. I will continue to support this organization and also want to say how much growth i have seen in the organization over the last 10 years. And I am certain under the caring and intelligent leadership of Pamela Meyer this organization will continue to be a beacon to those in need in Marin.

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

As a volunteer i have seen how valuable Adopt a Family is in our community.

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

Want to see it grow so that it could assist all families in need in Marin and beyond.

November 30, 2010

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November 30, 2010

I have been involved with Adopt a Family of Marin for the past 6 years. Of all the volunteer work I have done in my community, church and school, I truly believe that my work with Adopt a Family has made the greatest impact. I know that every dollar I donate and every hour I spend on behalf of this organization will directly benefit the families under their care. I have seen first hand how amazed the families are, not only at the generosity of our many donors, but also by the respect they receive from the staff and volunteers. We truly care about these families and do everything we can to keep them in their homes and keep their children safe. Every year the need gets greater and greater in our community and somehow Adopt a Family continues its relentless efforts to raise awareness to help more and more families...right in our own backyard. I cannot say enough about this organization and truly believe it is one of the very best nonprofits in our area.

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

my direct involvement with their clients. Once you meet the families and the children and get to know their stories, you know that Adopt a Family is making a huge difference in their lives. Once you see how these families live and you see how hard they are working to keep their small apartment, you know first hand that they cannot do it alone.

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

As fund-raising dollars permit, I would continue to grow the staff to reach out to more and more families each year.

November 29, 2010

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November 29, 2010

Adopt A Family of Marin is an incredible organization that shows it's worth everyday in the people and families it shapes and saves. The success stories are never ending. Pam is extraordinarily selfless. Her management skills are unmatched. She has the capacity to build effortlessly and provide all the essentials to take someone off the street and help them find confidence and their own skills and put it to use in the most rewarding way. Adopt a Family's structure is such that it lets people help themselves with the staff to support them where needed. Please count this review for the Food and Shelter Campaign.

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

I've been to luncheons where some of the success stories come to thank Adopt A Family for helping them get back on their feet after tragedy.

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

Try to get them some more advertising $$. They are an incredible organization right here in Marin County.

November 29, 2010

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November 29, 2010

Adopt a Family of Marin is an essential part of our community. They are there to help regular families down on their luck. That could happen to any of us in a very short time period. The key to a stable life and quick recovery into mainstream is a roof over your head, knowing you are loved by others and self confidence. AAF makes this possible. Thanks.

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

by seeing the relief on a mother's face when she know her family will not be sleeping in a car tonight.

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

give them more $

November 25, 2010

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November 25, 2010

I have been involved with Adopt A Family of Marin for over 10 years as a board member, volunteer, and donor. It is an extremely well run organization with extremely low administrative costs, allowing it to give most of the money raised to families in need in our local community. Every year hundreds of families are helped to remain in their homes and avoid the trauma of homelessness. Subsidies are also provided for food, car repairs, and child care to help maintain stability. I know of no other organization like it.

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

I have met many of the families who have been helped and have seen how grateful they are for the subsidies and the respect with which they're treated. And I have seen many return to the agency after they are stable and offer help to others.

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

The only change would be more donations so that we could hire more staff to help more families.

November 23, 2010

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November 23, 2010

Marin Adopt a Family is one non-profit where I can give and know my gift makes a direct impact. My husband and I helped distribute Christmas gifts to the underserved in our community last year. We saw, first-hand their joy and sincere appreciation. These families could not afford to get gifts for their children without the generosity of Adopt-A-Family and it's donors. Gifts included basic household needs. The leadership and organization of Adopt-a-Family is superb.

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

I know that my help and my generosity directly impacted those in need. I don't know of many other charities where this happens.

Ways to make it better...

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

Get them more staff so they could grow to help even more people.

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