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

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

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

none

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

my visit.

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

make it bigger so more kids could come in.

April 8, 2010

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April 8, 2010

I've donated since its inception. It is vital to children that are being abused at home or have been evicted, often due to a new spouse for their parent. Left on the streets, they have little choice is ways to survive due to child labor laws. And a easy prey for hustlers, pimps & drug dealers. Covenant house rescues these kids and gives them a chance to finish their education and live a better life. Sometimes literally rescuing them from the arms of the pimps, etc.

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

better educate the children it rescues and provide better facilities. It would also be able to run its vans more.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 7, 2009

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September 7, 2009

I've been a supporter of Covenant House since it opened. It is tragic to read the stories of so many young people who have endured so much abuse and suffering through the treatment or neglect of their own families or the people they have known living on the streets. What a blessing Covenant House has been in reaching out and finding these young people. What a blessing it has been in housing them, feeding and clothing them, and helping them find meaning, purpose and love in their lives. I appreciate so much the information I receive from Covenant House keeping me advised of their work and accomplishments. I pray God's blessing on those who work at the Covenant Houses throughout the USA and on all the children benefiting from their care.

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

knowing I've helped Covenant House reach out and literally save the lives and the souls of so many abused, hurting and troubled youth.

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

establish more hmes, reach out to more young people and save more lives. It could enable young people to find meaning and purpose in their lives and enable them to contribute in building a more loving and caring society.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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 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

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

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