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September 2, 2009
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September 2, 2009
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I have beening making donations to Covenant House for approximately five years or so.I know that this organization makes a big difference in the lives of the kids it impacts. I formally myself having my entire family being homeless know what their experience is like. But I am glad that just as I had my family through those trying times they have a family at Covenant House. They don't have to face it alone. What's sad is so many homeless kids fall victim to the streets but through this organization they can have hope. I know that its God's grace that keep such a charity running. It is God the gives them the ability to truly help. It is God who allow these sort of organizations and all involved to be an extension of his hand and grace. To be able to reach those who may be losing hope, who needs to feel the hand of his grace.

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

I have personally experience the results of this organization in cards and updated that I receive as well as e-mails.

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

The only change I would make is that more people would be aware of the need and hopefully they would reach out.I would not really make any changes to the organization itself.

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

What I have enjoyed most about my experience with this nonprofit is what they do. It helped me to see that so many others have gone through what I have been through. I feel like you really truly see the difference our donation makes rather its large or sm

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

So far my experience with any and all staff has been one of compassion and resilance. They have always seemed to work tirelessly to get out their message and needs. They are angels on earth.

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

If the organization had 10 million bucks it could make an even greater difference and impact. I feel they would have the resources to truly reach even more kids. They could do more for the kids they help. Maybe be able to help with educational expenses.

Ways to make it better...

My experience has always been the best so I have no suggestions of how it could be better.

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

The biggest challenges facing this organization is likely the lack of financial support. Funds are likely weighing thin as the economy is taking quite a hit for some time now. So I feel like mone and space as well as supplies are the biggest challenges.

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

I love this organization. It is close to my heart because I know the plight of the homeless. I hope that maybe they could expand a bit beyond just the homeless teen and pull in the homeless families, children, as well as the elderly.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

August 31, 2009

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August 31, 2009

I have been a contributer to Covenant House for over 25 years because they help homeless children physically and spiritually. Their results have been outstanding helping this group that is so often ignored by society. Government programs do not reach many of these homeless children and encourage dependance rather than self sufficiency.

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

Help more homeless children get back on their feet.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

August 30, 2009
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August 30, 2009
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I have been a regular contributor for many years. Life on the streets is terribly difficult and dangerous for a child. Covenant House sends out vans with volunteers offering a sandwich and a cup of cocoa and, most important, the willingness to listen. The kids who accept their offer are given a warm bed, clean clothes and a chance. The volunteers are wonderful and there are many amazing stories of children who have been helped by their efforts.

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

The stories of kids who have turned their lives around with the help of Covenant House.

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

Save children in other parts of the world as well as the US.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

August 29, 2009

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August 29, 2009

I have been a contributor to covenant House for over 20 years. I am always astounded by the testimonials from the young people saved by the loving hands of the people at Covenant House. This organization is a beacon in the pits of homeless teens who find themselves victims of the predators who prey on young people. Covenant House offers a refuge for those who thought the streets were better than their homes only to realize they hat gone from bad to worse without a safety net. covenant house provides that net. I am proud to be a contributor to this mission work. I pray someday to be able to be a volunteer.

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

is knowing that my contributions are going to help homeless teens and not into the coffers of the administration.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

August 28, 2009

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August 28, 2009

I have been associated with Covenant House for well over Twenty Years. It started with a book I found written by Sister Mary Rose McGeady titled " God's Lost Children. From that day forward that book inspired me to work towards making others aware of Covenant House and the special things they are doing to assist the Homeless Youth Population in America. I have seen first hand the work this organization has done with changing the lives of young teens and inspire these young adults to have HOPE that their lives are worth living and the smiles on these teens faces instead of frowns and now these teens are crying tears of joy. This organization has spread to some of the biggest cities in America and even some third world countries to ensure this population does not have to worry about the basic needs are met. I have contributed money, time, love, and HOPE to this organization all because of a book and the divine intervention of GOD!! That book and the Covenant House has inspired me to return to college to be a Social Worker, work with this population and families all to work toward volunteering in the Faith Community Program, go to New York and be a small part of the great things this organization. I can go on and on, but to sum it all up is the LOGO of a Dove and the two hands signifies a lot to me of the HOPE inspired by the countless hours contributed by so many to reach all who are in need. I can't begin to share all that this organization has inspired me to become, to want to give back and to recognize that HOPE given to a child who has none can change lives and the Covenant House has been changing lives for so long and continue daily to enrich the lives of the young and frail teens in a city and a world that has cast them aside. Covenant House to me is a Beacon of HOPE to the lives of those who have lost HOPE!! I saw first hand when I was applying for the Faith Community House, I was down at the security guard office and saw a young teen mother with her baby coming to the front doors of the Covenant House for help! That was the greatest testiment I can give to what this organization stands for! I saw teens being teens again, not having to worry about where the next meal was coming from, where they were going to sleep, not having to sell themselves for drugs, food, shelter again, I saw a room full of clothes for kids who have none and the room was full of nice shirts, pants, coats for those kids who were trying to get a job, I saw kids helping and consoling other kids they do not know, I saw laughter, crying, HOPE, pain, tears of joy and tears of sadness.Covenant House provided these kids with opportunity to FEEL again as part of family! I saw adults and teens talking laughing crying together, I saw a kitchen with enough food for every kid and adult have as much as they wanted. I saw employees there because they wanted to be there, not because they had to be there, employees with smiles on their faces after a long hard shift, still wanting to give the last bit of HOPE inspiration to these kids, I saw volunteers there who were so delighted they could give a small part of themselves so freely, I saw men and women of faith doing God's work with these kids. I can go on and on about what this organization means to me, the kids, the people who work there, and the world! The impact of this organization has on society as a whole has to be told to the rest of the world, Covenant House is the largest privately funded agency in the USA helping teens. I can't think of another organization that is doing God's work with little or no recognition. I think that if "The Cov" as it is known to those working with the organization has evolved into a premire world wide organization that recognition for the work they do HAS to be told so others can become a part of The COV!!

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

teens get basic needs met, teens find housing, teens go back to school, receive their GED's, go to college, get off the steets, raise their children, return home to families, laugh, learn to live again, cry, teen families stay together, lives changed

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

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

Everything, the staff, the organization as a whole, individual employees, the kids, the relationships between staff and kids, relationships developed with the volunteers and employees, improved relationship with God, improved professional skills,

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

compassionate, dedicated, passionate about what they are doing there, Different races, cultures, lifesstyles, religious beliefs, old, young, all with one common goal to impact the lives and instill HOPE to the young people

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

ensure every homeless teen had their basic needs met, impact the global cause of homelessness in this population, reduce human trafficing, provide more shelter space and transitional living space for teens to improve their lives

Ways to make it better...

There is nothing negative I can say about this organization`

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

MONEY, SPACE available to teens, more volunteers, better exposure to spread the word of the work they are doing to reduce homelessness and human trafficking of young adults in this country and the world, Basic need items, food, clothing, shelter

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

This organization has impacted my life and the lives of countless kids, adults, and anyone who has come in contact with the Covenant House. The Covenant House has and always will ensure that teens will have a the basic needs met!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

August 28, 2009

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August 28, 2009

My personal experience is limited to Covenant House's monthly letters to donors describing the heart breaking stories of homeless kids who they have encountered, all whom they have tried to help. Some stories have happy endings with the kids going on to become successful contributors to society, and other stories do not have such happy endings if the kids are unwilling to accept the help offered.

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

reading about the tremendous work they are doing, going to any lengths to reach out to the homeless kids...our country's future...living on the streets doing the unthinkable to survive.

Ways to make it better...

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

Any changes would require funds and donations. They are doing the best they can with what they have, eeking the most out of every nickel, and I can't think of any changes possible unless more donors step up and help out.

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

Covenant House staff uses unconditional love to repair the damage done to these kids, to get them educated and into jobs to give them back their self-esteem and sense of worth, making them productive members of society rather than just another statistic.

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

I haven't met any personally, but based on what I read in their newsletters, the staff is 100% devoted to helping these kids.

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

fulfill all its hopes and dreams of reaching out and rescuing all the homeless kids throughout the U.S.

Ways to make it better...

none come to mind.

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

lack of funds needed in order to reach out and to provide shelter, food, clothing, education, and jobs...a future...to the homeless kids of our nation.

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

this is a well established (35+yrs!) and worthy organization working successfully to rescue our homeless kids, provide them with the basics, and prepare them to re-enter society successfully.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

August 28, 2009

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August 28, 2009

Kids shouldn't have to fend for themselves. Every child deserves to feel welcomed, valued, and safe. Covenant House provides a sense of family for kids without one. They give kids a chance to belong and experience God's love. The work they do doesn't just touch the lives of the kids' they help. It goes beyond that, giving those kids an opportunity to grow up and be positive influences in the community around them. This is a "pay it forward" organization.

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

expand their efforts by opening houses in cities across the country and getting their message out to kids that are looking for help.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

August 28, 2009

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August 28, 2009

I commend Covenant House for their hard work and dedication to our youth. Children deserve a break no matter what life throws at them. Covenant House gives them that break. They supply the support, love, and compassion that kids need and don't always receive. Kudos to Covenant House.

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

save a lot more young people from hunger, homelessness and preditors. It could really make a difference in our children and our future!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

August 28, 2009

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August 28, 2009

I have been highly impressed with Covenant House and their increddible devotion to the youth of America. I applied for a job there and even though I wasn't offered the position, I still remain deeply committed to this cause. With over 1 million homeless youth in our country, it only speaks to the need for more shelters to open under the umbrella of an already outstanding organization. Whenever I have extra food or clothes, I always call Covenant House to see if they can use the donation. I am proud to support this increddible endeavour and look forward with great anticpation to see the great work Kevin Ryan will do as the new president.

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

My own visits to their shelters.

Ways to make it better...

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

Get them more money to continue the work they do.

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

Their unfailiing dedication to the youth they serve.

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

Dedicated and passionate.

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

House more youth so desperately in need of shelter and change negative or luke warm attitudes of citizens towards homeless youth.

Ways to make it better...

Not applicable.

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

Lack of resources.

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

They have a great potential- they just need the public to stand behind them and realize the increddible good they have to offer our cities and our youth.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

August 28, 2009

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August 28, 2009

Over the years Covenant House has been the one children's charity I've been willing to support on a consistent basis. Their mission of rescuing children who have been left to fend for themselves on the streets is essential to the survival of these abandoned kids. Theirs vans distributing food and taking kids in to their shelters are outreach in its highest form.

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

Build more shelters and rescue several hundred more children from life on the street.

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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