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March 31, 2011

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March 31, 2011

Pathways offers serviced to the underpriviledged on a consistent basis with excellent customer service. Clothing and other items are of good quality. The management is dedicated and sincere about providing for those in need and poverty stricken.

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

Service administration; planning

Ways to make it better...

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

none

March 31, 2011

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March 31, 2011

Pathways and the amount of things that they do for the community always amazes me. The staff is helpful and kind, management actually helps in the everyday task and customer interactions.They help provide services from job locating to interview attire, to food donations. Pathways to another option is a great place to volunteer and help serve others. The deeds that they take part in are commendable on multiple levels. Another Option is a selfless non-profit organization truly committed to community improvement.

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

Obtaining suit ties which are usually fairly expensive, interview advice and the building of my resume.

Ways to make it better...

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

It would be the amount of volunteers. Though they have a minimal amount of volunteers lots of things still get done, So with addition of more volunteers even greater things could be accomplished.

March 30, 2011

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March 30, 2011

Another Option aka Pathway's is an exceptional community based organization fully and unconditionally committed to serving all in needed. With the relentless dedication that Dr. Gillingham has applied of her time and efforts to enrich those who inspire to improve their own lives, the East Valley has definitely gained productive citizens. All of the job training sessions, food bank endeavor's, self sufficiency courses presented has no doubt been a value add. This non -profit desires the acolades of great leadership and creative resourcing. KUDOS!

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

Youth Mentorship

Ways to make it better...

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

N/A

March 30, 2011

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March 30, 2011

I have had the opportunity to volunteer at Another Option, Inc d.b.a Pathways to Another Option and Frugal Finds Thrifts Shop. What a wonderful and fulfilling opportunity.

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

the help they give to community members with clothes, food, job training and many other services. Everyone in the company work tirelessly to help.

Ways to make it better...

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

Get a larger location to help more people.

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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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

A larger facility with more administrative office spaces

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I learned a lot.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Empowered

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

March 28, 2011

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March 28, 2011

My experience with Another Option was really life changing. I was in the process of rebuilding my life after serious financial difficulties. I finally received a call from a company that I’ve been perusing employment for sometime. I set my interview date, but when I pulled out my suit it reflected my struggles to find suitable employment. I really needed to feel and look my best for this opportunity. I have benefitted from Another Option in the past, so I reached out again. Without hesitation I was invited to come in and pick out a suit, tie, and shoes. Needless to say, I felt like a million bucks walking into my interview. I landed the job and position, and my life have been on the upswing ever since. I thank Marjorie and her staff for her works with me and with the community. This is a top notch organization because the services they provide comes from the heart.

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

Being provided professional attire to land the job I was seeking

Ways to make it better...

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

I would not change a thing. Like i stated earlier, when assistance is provided with nothing but love and good intent, nothing needs to be changed.

March 24, 2011

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March 24, 2011

Pathways has helped me with learning how to use a computer to check emails, perform job searches and my resume for employers. I have received on the job training in customer service. They were able to get me online job skill training at no cost to me. They helped me with bus passes, payment for room and board when I was in transition then they helped me with a permanent apartment. They also find companies willing to interview me. I also received clothes, furniture and professional attire.

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

Online Job Training, Food Bank, Clothing, Bus Passes, Resume Writing, Professional Attire, Volunteering, On the Job Training, Assistance with an Apartment, etc.

Ways to make it better...

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

Get more volunteers in the organization and get approved for more funding.

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

Life-changing

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

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

A friend of mine

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

Professionalism, Volunteerism, Sustainability, Hope & FAITH!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

March 23, 2011

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March 23, 2011

When I walked into the store I was immediately struck by the fresh smell!! Most thrift stores have a smell that I cannot place. I am not sure if it is the chemical used to clean donations or the absence of items being cleaned. At any rate, the atmosphere alone was a catalyst for my involvement.

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

My interactions with the CEO and executive director.

Ways to make it better...

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

Insure they receive continous funding streams to carry out their mission.

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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

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

The need for grant money prompted me to volunteer my time and services to initiate the inception of funding streams for the wonderful non-profit.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

My desiree to perform community service and the need to impact the community in the Phoenix metro area.

What would you tell others about this organization?

Through the tireless efforts of Marjorie and her staff, Pathways is poised to be a formidable contributor in the non profit arena.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

March 11, 2011

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March 11, 2011

I've had the opportunity to beinvolved with Another Option for years. The commitment of this organization is outstanding.
Homeless people have been helped to find housing.
Unemployed have been given solid leads for job opportunities and supplied with business attire at no cost to look
professional.
Hungry have been fed from the inhouse food bank.
AARP members receive on the job training while receiving financial benefits from AARP.
This organization even provides online job training at no cost to clients that have limited financial ability.
Help with utilities, bus passes, even household items have been donated to help in any way possible.

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

I witness individuals that have lost everything gain hope that an organization truly offers valuable benefits to assist them and their families. Minimal red tape ever has to be dealt with. All employees are volunteers and all funds go to the appointed causes.

Ways to make it better...

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

Find a way to get more funding available. The limitation is not ambition but having the finances to assist more people in need.

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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

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Successfully acquire funding sources to make it possible to assist more people. The need is greater than what funding is available and public funds have declined the ability to assist.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I receive a sense of accomplishment being able to help others in need.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

March 11, 2011

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March 11, 2011

I would like to tell All how much The Job Training Program through Pathways has helped me and enstowed my own personal esteem.
Before I started the program I was living in a Mens Center. Penniless , down so low with little hope and no thought of a future. With Dr. Marjorie
Gillingham's patience, caring, direction and spirit I have attained a job, a bicycle and Bus Passes(transportation) selfworth and a path for a good future.
I never like to discuss my age because I don't feel my age. My way of thinking is,"If you have your health and a job , anything is possible.
Fortunatly due to Pathways To Another Option I have a job and I 'm lucky enough to maintain my health.Dr. Marjorie has helped me keep a healthy attitude also. Ronald E, Moyer 03/11/2011

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

I have gained back the true sense of being. What it is like to feel useful and be part of the work force

Ways to make it better...

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

change whatever needs to be in order to recieve more grants, donations and recognition to aide people that are in need.

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

Life-changing

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

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

AARP/SCSEP Maria Ramirez

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

Hope for the next day

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

May 31, 2010

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May 31, 2010

I was looking every where for clothes for my son but Im currently unemployed so my budget is low and I seen the store while driving by and walked in and was surprised to see how clean and neat the store was the items where in good condition and the prices were perfect! for my budget I was able to get my son 3 outfits all under $40 the volunteers were extremely nice and helpful I just wan to say thank you again for all your help and I really appropriate it.

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

my daily life there a big help

Ways to make it better...

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

Give them a larger facility.

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

The help I received and the volunteers passion to help

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

Very Nice and friendly, helpful and fun to be around I could tell they liked helping people and that made a big difference compared to other places

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

They Would probably purchase a bigger place and improve on the services they offer

Ways to make it better...

nothing I couldn't hope for better

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The size if the had a larger location that could help far more people

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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