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June 26, 2010

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June 26, 2010

I recently joined the board of Connections because of my interest in the work that they are doing and the positive impact that they have on our community. They work with a very vulnerable and underserved population, and they meet both the spiritual and physical needs of their clients. I have been impressed by the way that the very hardworking, caring, and dedicated staff members treat their clients with dignity and respect. Connections not only provides food, shelter, and support to its clients but helps them to become productive members of our community through the Connect to Work program in which clients who have barriers to employment are trained to get and keep a job. Connection provides employment both directly through the establishment of its own businesses and indirectly through contact with the community at large. I am proud to be associated with this organization. Bonnie Silbermann

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

learning about the positive impact on the community at large.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 25, 2010

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June 25, 2010

I came to Connections as a Public Ally serving out a year of service. I worked as the Volunteer Coordinator for Connections, and had a great time working with community members, Connections' consumers, and Connections staff. The organization does amazing work, and all of the staff are really dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable and disenfranchised Delawareans. The first Quaker Hill Neighborhood Clean-Up this May was a personal highlight-- it was awesome to get together with staff, consumers, and community members to plant flowers and make the Quaker Hill neirhgborhood a beautiful and clean place for Connections' consumers to live. All in all, Connections is a really great organization and one I'm proud to have served.

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recruiting and placing volunteers to strengthen the work that Connections does, and seeing the excitement of the community to support Connections.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 24, 2010

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June 24, 2010

I often hear Rochelle who is on the Connections staff talking about working at this Connections site on Sundays. Connections opens its doors on Sunday for anyone to get some shelter and something to eat and drink. I think it is wonderful for the people with no where to go to have a safe place to go and get a little rest and whatever else is available for that day. Rochelle is always pleasant and friendly to all the clients and they give her respect because she gives them respect when o often others do not. I hope to continue to send a donation whenever I can and I hope others will do the same. This is definitely a much needed servive that Connections does a great job at providing.

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they're fundraising efforts.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 24, 2010

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June 24, 2010

Connections represents the best that non-profits have to offer. It is continually evlving and reshaping to meet the needs of the community and it constituants. COnnections Clients are the down trodden and defensless. COnnections gives then treatment, shelter and food> Most importantly, for those who want it, they get a path forward off the streets and back to society

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Every facet as a member of the board

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 3, 2010

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January 3, 2010

Connections is a terrific, award-winning non-profit agency with a caring and competent staff. My experience with them is that they serve some of the neediest people in Delaware in a quality fashion.

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Volunteerism, community impact, and its direct service to clients.

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

Its high level of professionalism at all times.

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

Talented and competent.

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

Tie an incredibly complicated caseload together and help connect resources throughout the state.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

December 4, 2009

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December 4, 2009

Over the many years that we have been involved with Connections, I have had the oppotunity to see first-hand the numerous lives this organization touches, and the difference it makes in those lives. From help for the homeless to substance abuse treatment and rehabilitaion programs, to housing programs for low-income families and shelters for at- risk women, this organization does it all. Their selfless and tireless staff has a genuine caring for the people they serve that is evident from the first moment you meet them. To them, what they do it isn't a job, but a calling to take on the responsibility of caring for the less fortnuate among us. Recently, our staff volunteered at an event held at one of Connections locations. There, Thanksgiving dinner was served to more 350 people who otherwise may not have had one. Maybe not uncommon at first glance, but the operative word here is SERVED. This was not the usual cafeteria style meal served in other (worthy) kitchens. These folks were seated at their tables and waited-on by the Connections and volunteer staff as any one of us would be at our favorite restaurant. We could see that this special treatment alone was uplifting for many of those who dined at Connections that day. Folks who likely never have an oppotunity to go out to eat, were treated like we would expect to be treated at the best place in town. Connections staff prepared dozens of turkeys, with all of the trimmings - nothing spared. It was first-class treatment all the way. It's this willingness to go the extra mile to truly make a differnce in the lives of the people in their community that differentiates Connections.

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

Seeing the faces of the people they help. Its clear on them that they feel valued and hopeful.

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

tremendously caring. I think that the difference between Connections and other organization like Connections that I have been involved with, is the geniune concern for people that Connections staff has.

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

There is no telling the good that Kathy Mckay and her staff could do with funds like that. The sky is the limit.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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