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

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

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.

Ways to make it better...

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

expand how manyintake people they have at once.

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

November 23, 2010

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November 23, 2010

I started working at CAIN as a student filling my hours for a practicum. I performed a myriad of tasks for CAIN and quickly became their "handyman" around the pantry doing the jobs that most others didn't want to do. Working at CAIN and interacting with the guests has really given me the opportunity to love people that I otherwise would never have met. One thing that struck me about the organization was how well it made use of its resources. The staff at CAIN is always thinking up new ways to increase efficiency, how they can better serve their guests and also how they can love the people that they serve all the more. It has been an emmense blessing for me to serve CAIN both for my practicum hours at school, but also for my soul.

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

the ways that they handle their guests. Every guest is treated with respect, humility, and honesty. The staff at CAIN are always very helpful to their guests, at least in the capacity that they are able to. Every staff member wants to do everything that they can to help the guests at CAIN and this is so present that the guests can feel it and because of it they value their time at CAIN.

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

I would likely devote some more volunteer time to organizing the clothing distribution at the shelter. Frequently we run into situations where we don't know what we have to give to guests and it can be pestering at times. It still moves along, but efficiency could definitely be improved.

November 23, 2010

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November 23, 2010

I got started very early with Jewel, now we are helping over 400 families a month! Most people are appreciative of our work and it makes it easy to help out! I always get more out of it than I give. This work is very rewarding. I hope I can continue to do this for a long time, since I have been doing this for a long time! I have been here for about 20 years, since the very beginning.

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

In serving the public, particularly the needy public.

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

The changes that I felt should have been made have already been made, such as cell phone use inside the building, especially when we were very busy.

January 12, 2010

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January 12, 2010

Great organization that has partnered extremely well with the community. CAIN has taught the community the valuable lesson of learning that the poor are you and me, my uncle, my neighbor, the stranger, the child - the least of these.

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

everyday encounters.

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

It teaches me grace, humility and love.

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

hard-working and thoughtful.

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

address the housing needs and the employment needs in Greater Cincinnati.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 9, 2010

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January 9, 2010

I was a volunteer and helped as a shopper and also doing intake on the computer. The dignity shown to those receiving help is amazing. People are treated as valued and respected customers. The staff is dedicated and caring and always makes time to listen. You can tell they care for each individual.

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

the fact that they are very resourceful and nothing goes to waste. They are helping the community in such a wonderful positive way

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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