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March 8, 2011

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March 8, 2011

Corazon De Vida is a special organization that I hold very close to my heart. I have been volunteering the CDV since I was in college and have loved every minute of it. CDV is committed to their mission and encouraging of volunteers from all walks of life. Their staff is responsive and kind and the organization has done wonders for the children of Baja.

I was able to get involved as a volunteer in a way that created one of the greatest experiences of my life- I was able to help organize a function that gave back more than $5,000 to CDV. I will continue to volunteer with CDV as the inspire me and encourage me. I am proud to be a volunteer with CDV.

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

When I started going down to Mexico on orphanage trips it helped me put life into perspective and give back in a way I never had before in my life. Soon after I started making regular trips I met a dear friend that lived in one of the orphanages. We became very close and I was able to start creating a "pen pal" type relationship with her that has been such an enriching life experience. I have truly met a special young lady down there that provides me with an honest and true friendship

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

Have more opportunities to experience life with the children.

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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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

March 5, 2011

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March 5, 2011

Corazón de Vida is an AMAZING organization. I have been a part of it now for about three years and I have completely fallen in love with it. I am a 16 year old, junior at corona del mar high school, and I first heard about Corazón de Vida through my church, OLQA. My mother and I decided to go on one of the trips to an orphanage initially for easy community service hours and quite frankly we were a bit intimidated by the idea of going into Tijuana, Mexico. However, once we arrived and began to play with the children (at the El Faro Orphanage) my mother and I fell in love with them. I not only gained an immediate passion for the children, but I acquired a need to help them. Driving back home on the bus that day made me realize how fortunate I am to have the life that I do, and I needed to give other people the chance to experience the same. When I got home, I began telling friends, family, and neighbors about this eye-opening experience I encountered and suggested that they donate and be a part of it as well. One of my friends took an immediate involvement and interest in Corazón de Vida, so we decided to start a club on campus (during our freshman year) to get more students involved and participating in this wonderful organization. To this day we have raised almost $10,000 for this foundation and continue to help out and raise money where we can. I have developed a unique connection to Corazón de Vida and I plan on always keeping it a part of my life and I know it will always be in my heart.

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

My everyday life.

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

Nothing. It is perfect.

March 4, 2011

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March 4, 2011

I've been involved with Corazon De Vida since 2007. I am very passionate about helping people who can't help themselves, especially children and I was saw this organization on volunteermatch.com, I signed up! and keep signing up when I can. I know there is so much more that I can do but in these last four years I just go visit the kids when I can, hang out, play, and just give them attention. My first trip there, we took the kids to a Chucky Cheese type place for the afternoon, they were soooo excited because those outings are far and few in between. They had a blast! When we were on the bus on the way back to the orphanage, a little boy was sitting down crying. We were asking him why but it was hard for him to stop crying to tell us. Finally, we understood him and he said that he missed his mom and his brothers and sisters. Needless to say, it broke my heart. I comforted him and I just talked to him about his family until he calmed down. Turns out he was new to the orphanage. I continue to go because I just want the children to know that people care about them, and that they are special and loved.

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

seeing that the kids are happy and they have what they need.

Ways to make it better...

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

have a story about each child online.

March 3, 2011

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March 3, 2011

Working with Corazon de Vida has been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life.
This foundation is truly committed to help kids in need providing the most basic needs: a home, food, clothes, and hope.

Besides donations, the kids love it when CDV volunteers come to visit them.
The first time I went in one of these trips, I was amazed to see that the kids were more excited about getting a hug than getting gifts.

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

It's amazing how they are able to help hundreds of kids with very little resources

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

I would tell more people about it to get more donations and help.

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