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December 6, 2011

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December 6, 2011

My daughters and I worked to help stock CAIN's shelves for their Christmas Angel event. This allows struggling families to come and "shop" for gifts for the holidays. CAIN does an amazing job of rallying people and businesses to provide a solid assortment of gifts for their guests to choose from. Our efforts involved sorting and shelving books. I remember what a pleasure it was to me to get a book at Christmas. It's wonderful to be able to help that happen for other families. CAIN strives, more than any other charity with which I've had contact, to treat the people who come through their door with respect and care. They empower their guests to wisely navigate difficult circumstances.

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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?

2011

December 5, 2011

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December 5, 2011

I went with a college group called the TOMS club to drop off shoes that we had collected to donate them to families in need. In addition to sorting through the shoes, we made up emergency food bags for families that would not be able to get food during the holidays and sort through donated items that would be available to the families that CAIN serves for the holiday season. I was busy the entire time I was there and felt like I was actually making a difference. Everyone there was so nice and so appreciative of my work. I would love to go back and help again.

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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?

2011

December 5, 2011

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December 5, 2011

All of the staff is wonderful and so friendly!! They provide an excellent service to the community and are great with assisting all their volunteers. They gave us plenty to do, kept us on task, and were extremely helpful! I really felt like I was able to help out!

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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?

2011

November 27, 2010

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November 27, 2010

I have seen CAIN help people for many years. They do much good work in the Northside community. I like how people get to come and shop for the food their family will eat. Years ago the food pantry was different and the people had no choice in what they took home.

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This spring they helped many in the community to grow healthy garden food to help them stretch their groceries money a little farther.

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I can't think of any way of making the organization better. However I think other agencies should come to see how they treat people and maybe they will be inspired to serve the same way.

November 27, 2010

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November 27, 2010

I am only able to help during the summer because I go to college but ever since i can remember i have been helping my mom volunteer there when i have a chance. I may not work on the inside but i knnow full well how much of an aid it is to the community how they help with everyday needs and have a project for christmas where they let clients go through like any other time and choose from items to give their families as gifts.

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

how they used to help my family before my mother started volunteering there.

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

expand how manyintake people they have at once.

September 25, 2013

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November 27, 2010

I have been on both sides of this agencies help. I have been served by this agency when my family was in need of assisitance. Now I am able to help those who come to CAIN feel a little of the love and... more

September 25, 2013

I have been a guest served by CAIN as well as a volunteer and a general member of the public. I now have the privilege to be a donor and give back to an agency that has helped me in the past.

CAIN makes a difference in the life of the community with each guest that is served.
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the guests with a choice pantry gives the guest the best experience and allows each person choices available to them according to their medical and dietary needs.

It is my pleasure to give to an agency who gives dignity to each person who they serve. You can tell that the volunteer love giving of their time and serving the people who come to get needed food, diapers and other baby items as well as household and hygiene products. Many of these things may not be purchased with their food stamps.

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I pray that more people would give more finances. They would be able to do more than their resources allow now. More help with rent and utility and resources for children's basic needs.

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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?

2013

November 27, 2010

I have been on both sides of this agencies help. I have been served by this agency when my family was in need of assisitance. Now I am able to help those who come to CAIN feel a little of the love and grace that was shown to me. One of my favorite things to do is to recycle old tee shirts into bags to let the guest carry home some of their food in a recycled tee shirt bag. They seem to appreciate the bag and many have said oh I can do that (and a few do bring in a few tfor me to give away.) They have been glad to give back. I also like it when the guest asks when can they come to volunteer and I can tell them someone will call you on the next voluntter day.

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

Being helped years ago when we my family were in need of help. Have seen how this agency goes the distance when the rescources are low but the needs of the community keep increasing.

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Try to find donations to offset the expences of serving so many households and running out of much needed items. I wish we could find connections to large companies who have damaged or overflow products to share. Especially in the household and hygiene area of our choice pantry. It's hard to say to someone we don't have what they need to keep yourself clean or do your laundry.

November 26, 2010

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November 26, 2010

I volunteered here with my school and it was one of the best charitable organizations I have been too. The people were really nice, and I liked the grocery-style food pantry. I think it made the people who came in very happy, and I loved to see how much of an impact the organization made on the community. It was a great experience.

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

seeing the people's faces as they went through the store, and saw how much they appreciated the charity.

Ways to make it better...

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

have a larger building. It felt slightly cramped walking back and forth throughout the pantry.

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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

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I felt like I was impacting a lot of people since I saw all sorts of people coming in to get food for the Thanksgiving holidays.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

November 26, 2010

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November 26, 2010

I volunteered here with my school and it was one of the best charitable organizations I have been too. The people were really nice, and I liked the grocery-style food pantry. I think it made the people who came in very happy, and I loved to see how much of an impact the organization made on the community. It was a great experience.

The Great!

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

seeing the people's faces as they went through the store, and saw how much they appreciated the charity.

Ways to make it better...

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

have a larger building. It felt slightly cramped walking back and forth throughout the pantry.

More feedback...

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

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I felt like I was impacting a lot of people since I saw all sorts of people coming in to get food for the Thanksgiving holidays.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

November 23, 2010

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November 23, 2010

It's nice to see people come in and to help them. The volunteers here are very polite and helpful to people. I have seen many people come in who are truly needy and may be out of jobs, and they are very appreciative.

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

helping others.

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

I wouldn't change anything.

November 23, 2010

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November 23, 2010

We come from St. Xavier church, we started here about 15 years ago. We send volunteers down every week, including me and my wife. Working here gives us a sense of fulfillment, and we enjoy working with the other volunteers, we have all become very close. I feel we do a really good job here. Overall, I think this is one of the best outreach programs in Cincinnati.

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

Talking with the recipients, I feel that they are very grateful and perhaps wouldn't make it without this place. I would say that the attitude of the intake people here is outstanding! People are greeted terrifically! No one is looked down upon here, they are all treated as equals.

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

We need more room, more than anything. We need more room for storage and operation, pantry area.

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