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March 29, 2011

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March 29, 2011

Community Women Against Hardship (CWAH) is responsible for providing countless young women and their families in the St. Louis area a fresh start. What I like most about CWAH is they don't acknowledge the words can't or impossible. They only know can and possible! Gloria Taylor is an awesome leader. I was impressed with her and the organization the minute I met her. Her energy is amazing, her compassion immeasurable. CWAH is sowing into the future by providing tutoring children and also developing an appreciation for Jazz music. They even have a "boutique" where parents may get items for themselves, their children and their household. I like the way Gloria just doesn't accept "any type" of donation when it comes to furniture or clothing to give to her clients, she wants the best for them because she is giving them her best and expects the best from them.

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I see the fruit from the life of a former client, Tammy Fields who was a teenage mother. CWAH gave her the tools to succeed. She became a teacher and worked with teens in the city, she moved to Denver where she continues to flourish and volunteer, giving back/paying forward.

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I would send them a milion dollars so they could continue the great work! That's the only change needed, they need big funds because the vision is big, really big!

March 29, 2011

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March 29, 2011

I have been a volunteer for Community Women Against Hardship (CWAH) for over ten years. The fervor and zeal that the volunteers possess is undeniably contagious. It mirrors the commitment and passion of the Executive Director. I love this organization because of the work that is done for children and families in need. CWAH provides shelter, clothing, food, counseling and educational services. Every city should have a Community Women Against Hardship, an organization who really understands how our current economic situation has adversely affected all of us, especially children and families in need.

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I have seen a client of CWAH move from living in the transitional housing sponsored by CWAH and move into her own housing, and now she is in the process of completing her final work for her doctorate. You see, some people just need a helping hand to get them out of the situations they are in so they can move on to accomplishing their dreams. We all must reach out to help others and CWAH provides me with that opportunity.

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CWAH needs additional full time employees to help with the mission of supporting families. I would hire at least three more fulltime persons to assist the executive director with the programs and activities of CWAH.

March 28, 2011

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March 28, 2011

I have volunteered to help with one of their fundraiser. I helped with the annual walk-a thon. This is a small group of people who try to educate people of all cultures to walk to raise money to make a difference in people's life.

They had major health groups on hand to educate people
on everything heart, eyes, Hiv and other illnesses.

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The information and the flu shots were worth my family and I getting involved with this organization.

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I wish they could get more people involved in the walk it is such a worthy cause but not enough people show up!!!!!

March 23, 2011

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March 23, 2011

I have donated money to a great deal of charities but this is the first non-for-profit that made me want to give of myself and my time. This entity not only feeds low income families but they also feed their emotions, and their minds. I was cleaning the center one day when they had one of their programs for non-violence. The program dealt with anger management. It was teaching people how to deal with conflict resolutions.

They had a expert who learned from Dr. Martin Luther King non-violence center in Atlanta. He gave examples and did role playing for situations that occur in people's everyday life. He had the attention of families the entire time he talk. The teenagers and the parents were able to role play with problems that were occuring in their lives. It was awesome to watch.

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I have watched how children come into the program not loving themselves and I have seen them months later becoming more confident in their abilites to improve thier families lives.

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I would like to see this organization collaborate with some of the other organization in the community. I think the community and the organization would benefit from some larger groups.

June 3, 2010

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June 2, 2010

As a staff member of CWAH, I learn something new from [Executive Director & Founder]Gloria L. Taylor] each day. She provides important services & programs to those who need them. Her love for people i... more

June 3, 2010

As a staff member of CWAH, I learn something new from [Executive Director & Founder] Gloria L. Taylor each day. She provides important services & programs to those who need them. Her love for people is genuine, and she is a source of strength in the community. She is the best at what you does. It is a privilege to be a part of Community Women Against Hardship and to know and work with Ms. Taylor.

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It's the genuine concern & treatment of the families that it serves & helps: CWAH treats people as if they were what they ought to be, and help them become what they are capable of being.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 2, 2010

As a staff member of CWAH, I learn something new from [Executive Director & Founder]Gloria L. Taylor] each day. She provides important services & programs to those who need them. Her love for people is genuine, and she is a source of strength in the community. She is the best at what you does. It is a privilege to be a part of Community Women Against Hardship and to know and work with Ms. Taylor.

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

As a staff member of CWAH, I learn something new from [Executive Director & Founder]Gloria L. Taylor] each day. She provides important services & programs to those who need them. It's the genuine concern & treatment of the families that it serves & helps: CWAH treats people as if they were what they ought to be, and help them become what they are capable of being.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 1, 2010

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June 1, 2010

Community Women Against Hardship (CWAH) is an organization that provides a lifeline to families who have encountered hardtimes and need a helping hand to get them on their feet CWAH adopts 20-30 families for a year and provides them with social services, educational workshops, health and nutrition programs, transitional housing in some cases, food, clothing, funiture and even paying utility bills on occasion. CWAH is an organization that every city needs. There are so many families struggling with poverty and too few organizations are providing the kind of support that CWAH is committed to.

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I see how hard the CEO, Gloria Taylor, works to make this organization what it is. I have seen families who were homeless, move into the transitional housing, and now are homeowners. That is the vision of CWAH--helping families become self-sufficient.

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

I would love to see CWAH with more funding sources which would be used to hire additional staff and the expand the existing programs so that CWAH can fully realize its vision.

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

I can see immediately how my efforts are impacting lives.

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

All of the volunteers that I have met have the same zeal and fervor for the mission as its founder, Gloria Taylor. The volunteers are amazing.

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

provide many more services to help many more families become self-sufficient. Many times families just need help in negotiating the intricate systems in our society.

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

Revenue. There is not enough money to do the things the organization wants and needs to do.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 1, 2010

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June 1, 2010

I have volunteered for over 15 years with Community Women Against Hardship because I believe in and support their mission of providing services to help famiies improve their lifestyles. The organization does wonders with very little or not much financial support from large coperations in the community. The term making lemons from lemonade is what they do. More with less. I am totally commited to help them in any way I can because they work to help the total family improve. I feel the orgsnization is an example of the tyes of programs you are seeking to include.

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I have seen an unwed Mother attain college degrees and recently her Phd. I have seen families become home owners as well as complete programs that render them self sufficient.

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

Nothing to the Organization, but more financial help for their programs

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

Selecting the families and seeing how much the program has addressed their needs and as a result successes.

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

committed to the program and willing to give their all for its success.

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

Provide services to many more families and begin more programs that benefit children and famiies to help them rise above proverty

Ways to make it better...

It couold not have been better

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

Funding and fund raising as well as rising rates of proverty.

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

I hope Community Women Against Hardship is chosen because they are deserving.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 1, 2010

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June 1, 2010

This organization takes a group of 20 or more families and adopt them for a year. The families are chosen from a panel of volunteers govern by a clinical social worker. I have played Santa for each family. The community and this organization come together and purchase anything from furniture to clothes and toys for the family. They also pay gas and electric bills. It is such a great feeling to see the faces of the families light up. It means so much to these single women and men to have someone who can help them become more independent. The volunteers work very hard to make the children's Christmas special.

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I went to a family's home where all the children were sleeping on the floor. It was 8 children who had 2 beds. CWAH helped them get bunk beds for each child. They made sure each child had sheets,pillows and comforters.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 5, 2010

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May 5, 2010

I am an architect. I met the founder of this nonprofit in 1988. She is a very caring woman and has the interest of women and children close to her heart. The organization takes two or three families a year and make sure they get all the help they need to get back on their feet. The organization sponsors a jazz institute where young people can learn about jazz music and instruments. The organization has a library and computer lab. But as many organizations of this type, it does not have enough financial support. However, the Founder and CEO Gloria Taylor has managed to keep things afloat since 1988. Because of the work of this nonfprofit one of the young women helped went to college. The organization takes its candidates on educational field trips with the help of a local Church that provided the bus and driver.

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

This organization continues to make a positive contribution to families and the community despite the lack of funding. The CEO and volunteers are just that dedicated.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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