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April 26, 2011

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April 26, 2011

I have volunteered for Brittany's Hope a couple of times and it is very fun and rewarding seeing the kids with their families; especially during the annual Walk of Love!

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

Seeing families during the walk of love with their kids.

Ways to make it better...

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

More support to help more children worldwide

April 26, 2011

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April 26, 2011

Brittany's hope is definitely on the top of my list for most relevant and needed non-profit organizations in this country. What makes this organization absolutely amazing, is not only their mission, but the people who have helped develop it's mission- in memory of those who were unable to carry it through on their own. Every person working for brittany's hope exudes enourmous amounts of trust, honesty, integrety, love, generosity, and tolerance, which is also carried out in daily life.

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

volunteer experience.

Ways to make it better...

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

I would make it more well known, so more children could be exposed to potential adoptive parents.

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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

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

They made me appreciate everything I have. I made friendships and developed experiences I may have never had.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

fulfilled, happy,

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

April 26, 2011

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April 26, 2011

This May I will be participating in my second Service Learning Trip to Vietnam through the sponsorship of Brittany's Hope Foundation. The first trip was amazing and because of the organization and contacts that Brittany's Hope Foundation has in Vietnam, the group was able to perform a tremendous amount of service in the country. We built cribs, planted a garden and trees, and most importantly, interacted with many children. I was amazed at how well-organized the trip was, every detail was planned and all our time was used efficiently.

For a short period of time I attended meetings with Brittany's Hope Foundation regarding their annual Walk of Love campaign. The people who work for the foundation are fantastic, friendly people. They all are genuinely interested in promoting awareness of and raising money for the special needs children around the world.

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

I really appreciated the results of Brittany's Hope Foundation when we spent a day in the Cam Rahn orphanage, House of Love, which is entirely sponsored by Brittany's Hope Foundation. This particular orphange, though the most removed orphange we visited, had a water purification system, full bathrooms and a basic kitchen. The children were extremely HAPPY and you could tell that they were well cared for and loved. Improvements continue!

Ways to make it better...

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

I've not had a single concern about the foudation.

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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

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

Though I wasn't expecting it, after meeting and interacting with the children at The House of Love I decided to sponsor a 12 year-old girl, Ly. This has been a great experience and I am looking forward to continuing to interact with her through Brittany's Hope Foundation.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Great! Made me realize how easy it is to communicate with others even if you don't speak the same language. It made me appreciate even more the many blessings I have been provided.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

April 26, 2011

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April 26, 2011

I have been a volunteer with Brittany's Hope for several years and am continually amazed with the ability of this organization to touch the lives of special needs children and orphans in meaningful ways. I have met some of the children who have been brought home with the assistance provided through Brittany's Hope and I have talked with other volunteers who have participated in volunteer trips to projects in Vietnam and Ethiopia. Their stories are moving. Brittany's Hope has a wonderful, dedicated staff and does a great job of seeing that your donations are spent with purpose and impact.

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

I have had the opportunity to meet some of the children and families who have received assistance from Brittany's Hope, and am touched that I played a role in making this happen. Meeting a child who might still be sitting in a foreign orphanage had it not been for Brittany's Hope is overwhelming.

Ways to make it better...

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

If I had the ability, I would help them increase their visibility.

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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?

I can't think of anything the organization could do to improve my experience.

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

I think that we can be hesitant to donate to organizations that are doing work in foreign contries, because you're not really sure whether your donation is getting to the target populations. Because of my volunteer with Brittany's Hope, I have been able to see and experience first hand the amazing work they've done. I can see and know that my donations are helping children.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It made me feel like I could make a difference if the life of a child and that I can be part of something much bigger that what I come in contact with here in my hometown.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

April 26, 2011

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April 26, 2011

When we saw Yeong-min (now Mattew Paul) on on Holt International Children's Services' waiting child photo listing, he had already been considered for adoption by 14 families who had decided not to proceed.

Although we very much wanted to adopt him, we were lacking the money to pay for
the program fees. While we prayed for the next few days, the board members at Brittany's Hope decided to offer a grant of $5,000 to any family who would adopt Yeong-min. What an answer to prayer!

Because of Brittany's Hope, we now have a very healthy and happy 2 yr. old son named Matthew!

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

We received a $5, 000 grant toward the adoption of our son. Unlike other organizations, we did not have to prove that we needed the money, or that we were "worthy" of a grant (we were turned down by many, many other organizations, that supposedly give grants which we did apply to, with the exception of Holt which gave us a $2,000 grant and of course Brittany's Hope which gave us $5,000!

Ways to make it better...

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

Offer even more grants for waiting Korean children since Korea has a fantastic adoption program and does not require a family to travel, which is a huge option for some families. I hope that lots of people will donate to Brittany's Hope so that more and more children and families can be united!!!!

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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?

I found this organization because they offered a grant toward the adoption fees of the child we wanted to adopt who was pictured on the Holt International Children's Services waiting child photo listing on Holt's website.

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

It has strengthened my belief that God answers prayer--even when a situation seems hopeless. I am glad that there is hope for more children to be adopted into families who are rich in love.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 26, 2011

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April 26, 2011

As a member of the general public, I have had numerous encounters with Brittany's Hope Foundation (BHF) and their outreach programs in Viet Nam.

The first time I encountered BHF was in November 1995, when their Executive Director, Candace Abel, traveled back to Viet Nam in order to
personally experience the Vietnamese culture and understand the orphanage and adoption processes. I was only 6 at the time, but I remembered clearly how their presence at my orphanage brought so much excitement and happiness to the orphan and special needs children. As an orphan child now living in the United States, I can truly testify to the wonderful work that they provide in third world countries.

Another momentous encounter was rather recently during my own personal travel to my mother land after 14 years. In search of my own past and history, I discovered that BHF was also in Viet Nam on another excursion to Cam Ranh and other cities throughout Viet Nam in order to volunteer to spend time with the orphan children and help build orphanages, and brings gifts of not only time, but talents and also treasure to the needy. I was not a volunteer myself, but I remembered spending time with the volunteers and remembered clearly their devotion to BHF to assist in the process in order to make life a little easier for these children who endures a squalid existence in a government-run orphanage as I once was. Further more, that year in Viet Nam, I had the opportunity to also volunteer my time with BHF when they returned for the second time, this time not only to Central Viet Nam and Southern Viet Nam, but in Ha Noi, Viet Nam's capital.

In all my years as a pursuer of successful non-profit programs, I have never seen so much devotion as I have experienced with BHF. Though their base is in small Elizabethtown, their humanitarian projects are successfully executed in third world countries all the way across the world. I have personally experienced the difficulty in conducting a conference call at 12 pm or 1 am US time in order to accommodate for the time zone difference on the other side of the world. I can go on for days about how much I personally appreciate BHF even though I am not an affiliate, but I believe that an outsider's eyes, the general public's opinion gives new insights to a foundation that may or may not already exist.

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

Viet Nam many many years ago when they changed my life by assisting in my own adoption to the United States, which gave me an opportunity to not only have a great family, but also graduate from one of the most prestigious universities in the world, Johns Hopkins University.

Ways to make it better...

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

find more donations and supporters to the foundation in order to help them have an even greater impact on the lives of the special needs orphans in third world countries.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

How did you learn about this organization?

Personal Experience

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 25, 2011

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April 25, 2011

I lead a student volunteer trip to Vietnam every other May. This May we are taking a group of 32 individuals who will spend time working in 6 different orphanages.

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

The connection that I have made with my sponsor child in Vietnam.

Ways to make it better...

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

Figure out how to make more people aware of the wonderful work of this organization.

April 25, 2011

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April 25, 2011

As a new board member, I am completely amazed at the outreach and services offered by Brittany's Hope Foundation. The staff, volunteers and families are working tirelessly to provide children in need the hope and future that they deserve. I feel honored to be involved with this Foundation.

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

I have met the children and families who have benefited from the Foundation's work and services. I have seen the smiles and joy in the faces of the children and parents.

Ways to make it better...

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

We can always use more volunteers to continue assist the Foundation with our mission.

April 17, 2011

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April 17, 2011

Talking with Candice on the phone felt as though I was speaking with an old friend with the same passions for Jesus and His orphaned children that I have.

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

I am a sponsor for a little boy in Vietnam through Brittany's Hope. Their care and obvious love for the children there is AWESOME!

Ways to make it better...

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

Make it closer to my own hometown so that I could serve better!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

April 14, 2011

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April 14, 2011

In 2004 I was approached to host a little boy from Haiti while he was here in the US for medical treatment for 6 weeks. When he came for eye surgery it became apparant that his eye would have to be removed and a prosthesis placed. He had a myraid of other medical conditions and the orphanage he came from asked he not be returned to Haiti because he could not get treatment there or maintain his prosthesis. He had become part of our little family and I could not bear to return him somewhere that would ostracize him. Since I had not been planning to adopt I had no funding to make this happen. We held bake sales, community read alouds, Haitian awareness events, carnivals, news stories, and more to help raise what money was needed. Someone at my home study agency recommended Brittanys Hope to me and I applied for a grant. I got $5000! Wow what an amazing gift to both of us. After many tears we gratefully accepted their offer and used to money to continue legalizing and secure his future here in the United States. He is now 12 years old and a 6th grader at our local junior high. He enjoys martial arts, music, friends, and school. He is thriving and thanks to Brittanys Hope he has a great future ahead of him! We are ever so grateful to them and hope someday to be able to pay this gift forward. thank you.

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

my own home. I have an amazing son because of their gift.

Ways to make it better...

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

move them closer to my home in Maine so I could be more involved and volunteer!

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