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October 17, 2013

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August 29, 2009

Volunteering with the Assistance League of Riverside filled a spot in my days that became vacant when I retired from working for Riverside County Department of Social Services two years ago. This orga... more

October 17, 2013

My experiences with Assistance League Riverside have been very rewarding as a volunteer and Board member. We engage with the community through our Thrift Store, working with the school districts to aid children of low income families by providing school clothes and weekend snacks. We provide SAT study guides to area high schools for students to use to prepare for their testing and scholarships to area seniors for their college funding. We deliver cuddly bears to area hospitals for their use in the urgent care areas to calm distressed children. We work with other non-profits to provide helpful items for foster children aging out of the system. As a volunteer we reap the benefit of sharing our background knowledge and skills to an organization dedicated to clothing, comforting and educating the children of our community. "Hearts that Care - Hands that Share"

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

August 29, 2009

Volunteering with the Assistance League of Riverside filled a spot in my days that became vacant when I retired from working for Riverside County Department of Social Services two years ago. This organizations has a wonderful group of women to work with. The Thrift Store we run provides funds to dress needy children with school clothes and supplies, provide healthy weekend snacks for needy children, awarding scholarships, and provide reasonably priced clothing for those that shop at our store.

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

I've personnaly experienced he results of this organization in seeing the joy on children's faces when they come in to pick their new clothes from our Operaton School Bell project

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

If I had to make canges to this organization, I would encourage more businesses, corps., etc. to donate money to help with our mission.

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

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with his nonprofit is meeting new people in the community and being proud to identify my membership.

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

The kinds of volunteers (there are no paid staff) that I have met have been ladies that also volunteer in other parts of our community.

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

If this organization had 10 million bucks, we could increase the areas of Riverside County we cannot at this time serve.

Ways to make it better...

I could spend even more time with them

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

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are the recession issues families are facing. More and more are being referred to us for help and we must find the funds to address their needs.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I have no negative things to identify about this organization.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

August 29, 2009

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August 29, 2009

Assistance League volunteers are the most caring and giving volunteers with whom I have ever worked. They give countless hours of their time, cheerfully and selflessly. And they do it because of moments like the child who thanked his Operation School Bell dresser for giving him his own toothbrush because he had been sharing one brush with his entire family. Or for the little boy who was most interested in the underwear he received and was so proud of the book he was given that he couldn't tear himself away from the mirror, posing with book under arm. Or for the Homeless children who can't wait for Fridays when they receive their weekend snack bag through Operation Snack Attack.

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

Knowing that we are making a difference in the lives of so many children in our community

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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