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November 1, 2011
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November 1, 2011
2 people found this review helpful

I agree with Gretchen - I try NOT to donate to people who send unsolicited "stuff" - no matter how good the quality might be. However, I was impressed by their cover letter - well written and to the point and not so much a maudlin plea that often accompanies icky pictures of animals or people in terrible conditions.

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have not experienced it

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have no idea

September 29, 2011
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September 29, 2011
12 people found this review helpful

Okay, I'm glad to see that Cov. House does such good work, but I can't support an organization that sends me, unsolicited, a package containing x-mas cards with envelopes, a pen, address labels, x-mas stickers, and a little paper gift bag. These items cost money and waste resources, and are clearly aimed at making me feel obliged to reciprocate, in cash. I send thousands of dollars to charities every year, and I am especially interested in operations, like Covenant House, that deal directly with persons in need. But I feel more comfortable supporting organizations that solicit donations in a straightforward manner. Address labels and other gimmicks are just that -- gimmicks; a worthwhile cause should speak for itself.

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I received a package soliciting donations.

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Use fundraising solicitations as an opportunity to show prospective donors the importance of Covenant House, its successes, and its need for funds. Discontinue the practice of mailing address labels and other items.

November 30, 2010
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November 30, 2010
1 person found this review helpful

I heard about CoHo in the 80s and was impressed by the talk. Over the years I came to visit the program, attend events and go to the Vigil. I heard some of the kids in the program. They needed a helping hand and they found it here - when their families were unable to provide.

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hearing the kids who are in the shelter.

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expand to more cities.

November 30, 2010
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November 30, 2010
1 person found this review helpful

I've been to several events where Covenant House "kids" spoke and was so impressed with their desire to build on the hope and strength Covenant House has provided. Covenant House has taken in so many kids that would have died untimely deaths or would have grown in to adults without hope.

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I've seen the residents perform at a fundraising event.

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I don't have expertise in the field of rehabilitating kids so I cannot offer advice here.

November 30, 2010
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November 30, 2010
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Covenant House is an excellent organization working with disadvantaged youths throughout North and Central America. I got to know it very well when I was a volunteer for their NINE-LINE - a hotline for youths at risk -(800-999-9999). Definitely, a donation worthy organization.

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By working on their Hotline, the NINE-LINE

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November 29, 2010
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November 29, 2010
2 people found this review helpful

Covenant House is a tremdous organization. I thought I had a good idea of what they do until I had a full tour of the NYC shelter. Then I realized how much I didn't know and HOW MUCH more they do than I could have every imagined! Covenant House helps kids get off of the streets by not only providing food and shelter but by teaching these young people skills that will last them a lifetime. Its one thing to provide shelter for those in need, its an entirely different thing to provide them with the tools to rebuild their lives and become better people. And don't forget the assistance they provide for babies the of homeless females who otherwise could be on the streets with a hungry baby.

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I've been able to meet Covenant House residents who feel safe for the first time in their lives and alumni who are now working, supporting themselves and living in their own home.

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hope they could provide shelter to more homeless youth in more cities around the US.

November 26, 2010
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November 26, 2010
5 people found this review helpful

as a teenager i spent a night there, the doors are open . All of need to be aware of our homeless but especially our youth.

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having a place to sleep beside penn station

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didnt stay long enough to make an informed decision

November 26, 2010
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November 26, 2010
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Covenant House is a greenhouse where kids can thrive and grow after being damaged by difficult life experiences. With love and practical help, the staff helps them follow their dreams. Hard work and respect by the staff help the kids in countless ways. Bravo!

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seeing kids thrive after having miserable childhoods.

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expand to more cities!

November 26, 2010
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November 26, 2010
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Nothing is more profound to save these kids from abuse. Nothing hurts a humanity to see these innocent ones hurt and wounded by the one who should be their caretakers. Covenant House stands for them, telling them that "we are on your side" and "God is on your side", "Take courage Kiddo we will fight together, we will stand together". Every child saved is a victory to humanity.

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the difference they are making in the lives of these kids and society

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November 26, 2010

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November 26, 2010

I have a great family and I thought everyone did too. But lots of kids don't. Some of them are at Covenant House. For my last birthday, we asked everyone to bring a pair of pajamas to give to the kids. Then I went to Covenant House with my Mom and we gave the pajamas to the kids there. The teachers were really nice and the kids were having fun. It's a great place.

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my visit.

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make it bigger so more kids could come in.

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