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February 24, 2014

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February 24, 2014

Taking part in faces of courage has provided not only volunteers but clients served with an opportunity to smile. The events are ways very well organized, as well as lively and welcoming. I enjoy my time spent volunteering in faces of courage.

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

I would bring in more people to share the great atmosphere that faces of courage has provided for us all.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

August 24, 2013

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August 24, 2013

I am a volunteer but also a parent of a survivor. Because of the camps and activities they provide my daughter only remembers the fun events and uplifting things she did as she battled cancer. In saying that what a blessing Peggy Sherry and Faces of Courage has been as to my family.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

November 7, 2012

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November 7, 2012

What an amazing group of people - Peggy puts together a full weekend of fun and activities for women and children touched by cancer. Top doctors come in and speak to the participants, massage therapist, beauticians, kayaking and archery instructors, life coaches and more all come out and donate their time and talents to challenge participants to try new things. I do not know of a better charity in the local area working with persons on so many levels!

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 16, 2012

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1 previous review
July 17, 2009

I have been helping out with camps for many years. Seeing kids laugh, share stories both fun and sad, having parents get a break from their sometimes crazy life, and of course the food and canoe races... more

October 16, 2012

I have helped out at camp and a few fund raisers. Its all for the kids and families. Great organization. All smiles.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

July 17, 2009

I have been helping out with camps for many years. Seeing kids laugh, share stories both fun and sad, having parents get a break from their sometimes crazy life, and of course the food and canoe races, makes it all worth while. This is why I help out.

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

making kids and parents smile

Ways to make it better...

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

have more people, in charge. DELEGATE.

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

helping out

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

terrific

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

Cure cancer. Buy its own camp and pay the counselor's. Just kidding. Have more camps and help out more families.

Ways to make it better...

A little more organization. CIT's know its a free for all. They need more direction. have some age limits.

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

Seeing kids return and helping out is awesome.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

July 22, 2009

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July 22, 2009

I came to know this organization thru a breast cancer survivor and was quickly committed to making lives better for those that the organization serves. My passion is children and I will always do what is needed to help them make their camps happen. With funding being so short last year the Santa's Workshop almost didn't happen. Through the generosity of family and friends I was able to contribute a small amount of money. The children and families served would have nothing else during the holidays if not for this camp. Kudos to Peggy and all the volunteers that make this happen.

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

The effect it has on children and their families cannot be put into words. The support it's breast cancer patients receive is immeasurable because most have no knowledge of what to expect and what services are available to them.

Ways to make it better...

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

Hire Peggy Sherry who has tremendous insight into womens needs and a passion like no therr.

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

Knowing that I can help in some small way to make someone's life better. Meeting some incredible people along the way that fight for their lives everyday.

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

Staff and volunteers come from all walks of life with one goal ion mind helping others.

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

Help an unlimited number of people with an online service,additional camps, support groups and aid.

Ways to make it better...

There wasn't the constant stress about where we were going to get funding for the next camp.

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

Funding due to donation being down and the economy so depressed. We must find a new revenue stream in order to survive in todays economy.

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

As someone who has been unemployed due to the economy I will always find a way to serve. I can't do it financially but will always be there as a volunteer.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

July 20, 2009

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July 20, 2009

This is one of the best charities that I can think of to lift the spirit of those suffering or those who have had cancer. I had the great oppertunity of going to women's camps and also volunteered as a cabin elf at the Santa's Workshop. I also collected a car load of gifts for the camp and some money to help with the expense. My experience with both is one that I shall never forget. It was so much fun being with a bunch of women who had been to the same place as I had and to support those who were just going through it. Also the kids camp was awesome, to see those faces light up and have so much fun. It was also great that the kids could bring a sibling along with them. I would urge any organization to support this Foundation with whatever they can, and through this they will give many many cancer survivors, and those that are in treatment a way to have fun and forget all about the dreader disease. Thank you.

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

The wiork that is done an put into organzing these camps and outings are just wonderful.

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

The feeling of love that is spread from the volunteers and the recipients.

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

A couple of words describe them. Just Wonderful!

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

Help more people.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006

July 20, 2009

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July 20, 2009

Faces of Courage provides special and sometimes unbelievable experiences for those the Foundation serves. As a high school counselor and the sponsor of an honor society, I coordinate numerous opportunities for my students to volunteer with Faces of Courage. Volunteering with this organization is a life-changing experience for many students. They see such joy in the faces of the children they encounter at the camnps! In an essay, one of my students wrote: "Since the 10th grade, I have been volunteering for Faces of Courage (FOC). Every December, FOC has sponsored “Santa’s Workshop Weekend,” a camp for children from ages three to 12 who have been ‘touched’ by cancer in some way. For a weekend, a community of children gathers for fun and games. Each year, I have played the role as a ‘buddy elf,’ in which I am to pair up with a child and be his/her own little ‘elf’ for the day. I have been Thai ’s buddy elf for three years and running. A mutual relationship: He looks up to me—I serve him. The climax of the event was the actual Santa’s workshop. These exceptional children were given the chance to enter “Santa’s workshop” where they shopped for toys and other gifts. However, the motive to enter the paradise was unique. Anyone that goes into the Santa’s workshop can only select gifts for their friends and family. I admired this wonderful intention: giving to others produced loving appreciation for everyone. My heart was touched by the level of consideration by all. Even the rowdy, messy-haired kid managed to get the gift of his sister’s dreams. In the workshop, I helped Thai carry his selections. As he walked up and down each aisle he verbally asked himself what everyone would like this Christmas. I felt pride in my support of an organization that promotes these selfless acts of compassionate consideration. ...I was able to make a positive impact on not just Thai. That little boy represented every kid with cancer—to bring a smile to his face was working toward the goal to bring happiness to them all."

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

the faces of the children it serves.

Ways to make it better...

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

probaly crash and burn! Peggie Sherry, who runs it now, is a superwoman and nobody could ever begin to fill her shoes!

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

the never-ending dedication of the volunteers and the committment they make.

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

enthusiastic, passionate, dedicated and fun.

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

Build the most amazing camp in the world, provide enriching experiences for every kid with cancer, and provide creative support for women with breast cancer.

Ways to make it better...

there was more money to do more with!

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

money, money and money!

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

Faces of Courage rocks!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 17, 2009

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July 17, 2009

This is a compassionate and caring foundation. Where else could 90 plus children and women have the benefit of being offered a camp where they can forget about cancer for an entire weekend. A weekend packed with activities, and for the children a parade; new friendships, and developing life long friends. Without support from the community and the wonderful fund raising opportunities, the camps can not be made possible to these brave women and children, some in the battle for their life. Think what you would want if this opportunity came into your life. Won't you help support a camper, and allow them the opportunity to "forget about life for a while". (Billy Joel)

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

the look in the eyes of the children and the women who attend, and their family members at the end of the weekend when they come to collect the tired but grateful campers.

Ways to make it better...

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

Follow in Peggie Sherry's shadow. She is an excellent role model for a compassionate manager of a terrific non-profit organisation.

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

There is always something new to learn and more and more fund raising opportunities brainstormed, each more successful than the last.

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

Survivors, teens who wanted to make a difference by being counselors and volunteers, and people who were just generous of heart in giving of themseleves.

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

Send more campers to camp, have more day camps in the summer, pay it forward.

Ways to make it better...

The weekend would have lasted another two weeks.

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

Raising and keeping sufficient funds to match the number of campers who want to attend, but we are limited only by what is shared by those who have generous hearts and resources.

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

Faces of Courage Rocks.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 17, 2009

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July 17, 2009

I love this group and what it stands for.Anyone man or woman can come get help. Mostly you can get love, lots of it anytime day or night. You make so many friends and learn so much about whatever you are going through.I came as a client and became a volunteer from my heart,for the adults and the children. If you want to feel good hang around this group.

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

I have seen people's spirits lifted and a new attitude gained.

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

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Ways to make it better...

If I am able to share with more people the reason sponsoring this group is greatly needed.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

July 17, 2009

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July 17, 2009

I have volunteered for many other organizations but this one is by far my favorite and the one that has impacted me personally the most. I have been volunteering here since I started high school (I have graduated from college now!) and every time I go I always feel touched and feel inspired by all the children at the camp. What I have gotten out of volunteering here is more than what I have contributed! Peggy is by far the most amazing individual I have ever met. She has helped innumerable people in regards to everything. She truly is remarkable and has made this organization a huge success!

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

meeting children who have taught me so much

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

incredible!

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

help bring a smile on so many children and women's faces...a smile is priceless

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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