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December 15, 2009

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December 15, 2009

When I volunteer at CAIN, I feel like I am changing the world. There is a clear difference in my life this year and I owe alot of it to CAIN. The staff is truly dedicated and I find compassion in each of them. I have taken my children with me and they are learning what it means to have a heart open to love and giving. CAIN is 5 stars in my book.

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I think being at CAIN is infectious, I have learned alot from the staff and the community from volunteering there. I have opened my heart to giving of myself.

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

Being around the staff. They have a strong work ethic and a charitable heart.

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

People of all walks of life. All ages and races of people. They all have the same goal and that is to come together to make a difference in their community.

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

Grow and help surrounding communities. There are so many people in need.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

December 9, 2009

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December 9, 2009

CAIN does an incredible job for families in this community and beyond, with an incredibly small committed staff. Mimi Chamberlain and Cathy Graham have led this agency to be quite a force in the neighborhood. They are innovative with fundraising and very perceptive of the real needs of the poor and working poor in this area.

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

They know how to make use of volunteers time...very organized!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 25, 2013

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December 9, 2009

This is a much needed service for this area of Cincinnati. As much as several churches donate financially to assist keeping this pantry open, the slow economy has decreased the donations the churchs r... more

September 25, 2013

As a former volunteer at CAIN and being involved with a local church through St. Vincent de Paul, I know that without CAIN many people in the neighborhood would go hungry. Their Choice Pantry provides many neighbors with needed food, personal items, soap, and even school supplies. All the staff here are friendly and helpful, many go out of their way to find "special" items for some clients.

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

get them more money so they can expand and provide more. Christmas is the saddest as they have to limit how many children they can assist due to lack of funding.

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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

December 9, 2009

This is a much needed service for this area of Cincinnati. As much as several churches donate financially to assist keeping this pantry open, the slow economy has decreased the donations the churchs receive causing a reduction in what C.A.I.N. can offer needy families. All the staff here are caring and many times go out of their way to assist someone in need.

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

our church's ministry project to assist those in need with household items such as a bed or table.

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

The caring people who work and volunteer here, and the clients who are so grateful for the help.

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

all great people just trying to help their fellow man.

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

go on forever helping needy families.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

December 9, 2009

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December 9, 2009

I have been volunteering at Cain for a couple of months now. I am so impressed with the staff and the volunteers. They all make such an effort to be welcoming and kind to the guests. It is wonderful to be around such good people.

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

outstanding - very caring people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

December 8, 2009

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December 8, 2009

I have volunteered for several years at this organization, primarily during the Christmas season. They do a tremendous job of keeping down costs, and using all dollars to help the people they serve. The most unique aspect of this non-profit is how they respect the individual they serve and empower them to make choices, rather than just receive handouts. For example, instead of handing a client a box of food, they let the client shop for himself, in the "store" they have created with food donations. Likewise, at Christmas they set up a "store" so that clients can select clothes and toys that are appropriate for their family. They make every effort to recognize the dignity of the people they serve.

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

they respect the dignity of the client by empowering them to make choices, rather than just receive handouts.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

December 8, 2009

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December 8, 2009

CAIN is a competent and compassionate professional organization! Our neighborhood is lucky to have them! Their services are needed for our low-income neighbors.

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

seeing the quality of services they provide to low-income people!

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

December 8, 2009

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December 8, 2009

I have been a volunteer at Cain. I have found the job they do there amazing. Every person is treated with dignity and compassion. Every conceivable effort is done to make sure that whatever is needed is addressed. They are the most caring group of people and they make the most of every donation.

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I have helped shoppers to fill their carts and at Christmas with the angel program. I have seen firsthand the caring people of CAIN work with the very needy to make them feel like guests.

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

The guests who are in need really make you feel that what you are doing for them matters. It is a great relationship between the guests and the staff.

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

The volunteers are amazing people. The level of caring and the generosity of all that help is really heart warming.

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

Definitely change Cincinnati.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

December 8, 2009

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December 8, 2009

CAIN is the heart and soul of our community. Neighbors helping neighbors. From choice food pantry to "choice holday shopping" CAIN treats consumers, donors and volunteers with respect and dignity. They care about leveraging resources and provide Benefit Bank assessment and sceening to extend financial supports beyond their pantry supplies/resources. Staff and compentent and well loved!

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

THere are many ways I can help (donor, volunteer, fundraiser)

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

Always kind, courteous, competent.

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

Save the world!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

December 8, 2009

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December 8, 2009

As a High School Service Coordinator who has worked with CAIN for about 10 years, I couldn't be happier to send high school volunteers there. I always tell people they are the most organized Food Pantry I have ever experienced!

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

down-to earth and appreciate of my time.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

December 8, 2009

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December 8, 2009

When it comes to compassion for the community, CAIN has a bottomless cup. From providing food and other necessities to our neighbors, to providing teens with training so they can have a more properous future...there are no words to describe how much difference CAIN has made in our community.

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

The wide array of events they hold for our community. They cast their net wide in an attempt to touch those in our community.

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

CAIN employees and staff love their duties. They smile and offer a helping hand when faced with need. They do not make those they are helping feel like they are getting a hand out.

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

I know everyone over at CAIN.

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

Change the world. Literally, I've seen what they can do by rubbing two pennies together, so the possibilities are endless.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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