ELIZABETH HAVEN COMMUNITY PROJECTS

Rating: 4.82 stars   17 reviews

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Location: PO Box 11955 Spring TX 77391 USA

Mission: "Providing a nurturing youth sanctuary for the development of purposeful living"
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EIN 45-0574363
832-654-4725
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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization gives back to the community by helping economic disadvantage young women excel in life. They provide opportunities for the young women to explore their educational dreams and give them an opportunity to earn money toward their future educational endeavors.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

Elizabeth Haven receives my annual support for the following reasons:
1. As a woman, I believe in the positive message that shared with young girls/ladies at an early age to encourage them to maximize potential and capatilize on their unique gifts and talents.
2. As an educator, I endorse the program's intentional efforts to expose their audience to a variety of cultural, social, mental, spiritural experiences. For many of the young ladies, the lens of their imaginations, perspectives, and awareness are broadened in such a way that a new stimulation to see, know, learn, grow, and live beyond what could otherwise be very limiting circumstances is birth through the Elizabeth Haven organization.
3. As a humanitarian who largely desires to give back and to be a part of something that matters, that makes a lasting impact- I am touched, moved, and inspired by the extraordinary power of this effort which is spearheaded by an unassuming, seemingly ordinary woman. The organization is proof that we all have something to contribute to the greater good of mankind.

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

The feedback of the participants when they return from an Elizabeth Haven Camp is filled with enthusiam and hope. The retention level and communication from participants demonstrates the lasting impact that the organization has on their lives.

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

Increase the amount of resources so that the full manifestation of the dream for Elizabeth Haven could be fulfilled.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have watched this organization grow and develop from its inception. I am proud of the work Vicky is doing with the girls in our community and support all her efforts. I've seen the sacrifices she has made to ensure the girls receive everything they need and its been my pleasure to support her financially. I also provided professional soccer services during her camps at Houston Baptist University and University of Houston. It was the girls' first experience with soccer and they were great. I hope to collaborate more with Elizabeth Haven in the capacity of providing soccer training for her organization and in any other way I can. I really believe in what they are doing and I believe in Vicky.

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

I witnessed the first girl who was serviced prior to Elizabeth Haven receiving nonprofit status. This girl was pregnant and had nowhere to go. Vicky took her into her home, nurtured and loved her like her own child. She had a healthy baby and when the baby was 6 months old, she and Vicky went looking at colleges. The girl entered TX A&M, lived in family housing, did work study and took very good care of her baby. She graduated from college with her degree and immediately got a job in her field.

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

The changes I would make to this organization would be to expand its reach through greater financial support and paid professional staff to increase and enhance programs offered.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

Vicky's personal sacrifice to the organization and then meeting the girls she serves. She treats them with respect and they reciprocate respect.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

It was greatly needed.

What would you tell others about this organization?

Vicky is a person of integrity and commitment to her cause. She makes the sacrifices so the girls don't have to. She always wants the very best for them. If it's not good enough for her, then it's not good enough for them. She provides quality so they know from now on that they are worth the very best.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Elizabeth Haven has been a great benefit to our community and the young girls in it. This program has enabled them to connect with other girls their age, some who are currently experiencing challenges and others who have made it through them. With events throughout the year and the camp experience, these girls lives will never be the same. The volunteers are excited and dedicated. They pull through to ensure that these campers are met with love and acceptance no matter what their lives may have brought. The counselors and volunteers that facilitate "Girl Talk" is priceless in a world that many of our youth are not talking to mentors or adults in their lives. Teh program is simple yet effective. Some girls traveled last year out of Texas for the first time in their lives. And they did it with great supervision, and a group of girls destined not to be left behind! The only thing that would make this organization much better is the ability to serve many more girls. I highly reccommend this organization for anyone who has a young girl they want connected with good people who will help encourage them to reach their personal and professional goals.

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

The girls at our church who particpate in it. I have seen the changes in their demeanor and talk. Also assisted in one of their first events as a commentator. A fashion show for the girls was a great end to a wonderful weekend. All of them were dressed, hair done and ready to walk the runway. Prior to, many seemed upser at the world. It was a world of difference looking into their eyes and seeing the pride and joy as they walked the runway. Even those with parents incarcerated, walked tall!

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

Increase it! They really need land and a facility to be able to give long term assistance for some of the girls who really have no support system at home. It would be great to see Elizabeth Haven become just that.. a haven.

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