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December 22, 2009

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December 22, 2009

There are many charitable organizations that provide many meaningful and needed services and Daystar is one of the very best. It is an organization that provides for the basic necessities for those in need and does this with compassion and humanity. Daystar is interested in one thing, serving those in need, and at this, it does a wonderful job. Daystar provides food for the hungry, clothing for those in need and even mail services for those who have no stable addresses. The number of employed staff is very low while the number of volunteers and volunteer hours are high. This allows the organization to spend the vast majority of its funds on services to those in need. Daystar is a model organization.

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

Whenever I attend a client interview or see directly services being provided, it always makes me feel happy and proud that in some small way, I have been able to contribute.

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

Provide more services to more people.

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I wish I had more time to help additionally.

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

Continued charitable contributions in a poor economy while the needs for services increase.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

December 18, 2009

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December 18, 2009

I have been associated with Daystar Life Center almost ten years. This agency has continued to grow and challenge the citizens of Pinellas County Florida in every imaginable way possible. If something needs to be done that will help the disenfranchised, especially if no one else will do it, Daystar Life Center will find a way to get it done. To quote the Director, Jane Walker "Many hands and hearts participate in providing the myriad essential services our neighbors in need receive from us. No gift of time or money-in kind donations or prayer is too small to make a difference in our efforts to take care of those in our community unable to care foe themselves." In the years that I have served with Daystar Life Center it has been a privilege to be actively engaged in data input, client registration, pantry work, client interviewing and the responsibilities of being a member of the board of directors. I am currently a volunteer and reamin a volunteer because I firmly believe in assisting the needy and that they are helped best in two ways. One way is with a hands on approach by way of direct service and the second way is working with others for systemic change and improvements in our communities. These are goals that can be achieved by me in my association with Daystar Life Center.

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The many ways individuals are assisted above and beyond the usual demands. When giving financial assistance to clients we the volunteers are told to follow the criteria as a guide while seeking the best result.

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

Individuals receive unusual compassion. On a weekly basis Hospice caregivers come by to pick up clients weekly food needs.

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

Cooperative, hard working and there for the poor and the needy.

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

Begin to tackle some of the needs in "the biggest challenges facing the organization" box.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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