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December 7, 2011

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December 7, 2011

I've worked witih HomeFront for over 5 years. It's an amazing place. Client families are always treated with kindness and respect. Parents get job training and placement, GED training, parenting and life skills classes. The kids get after school activities, tutoring, sports and free summer camp. With the cuts in government funding, HomeFront staff is just working even harder to make sure that families get the help they need to become self-sufficient again. I've seen so many success stories of families who have gotten back on their feet after a couple of months of HomeFront giving them a decent place to live, help finding a job, and freedom from worry about where their kids' next meal is coming from.

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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?

2011

December 7, 2011

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December 7, 2011

I have been volunteering for Homefront in the food pantry since October. I have never met a more commiteed and dedicated group of people as those at Homefront. The organization helps many in need. I have a very good feeling when I see the clients leave with a smile. Homefront is a godsend to the community

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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?

2011

December 7, 2011

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December 7, 2011

Since becoming a volunteer with Homefront in August of this year, I have been very impressed by the Homefront staff members and volunteers I have met and the extent of the support Homefront provides to the community. In today's challenging economy, the pressure is on for organizations such as Homefront to respond to client needs in meaningful ways. Homefront has stepped up to the plate by providing a holistic program for addressing the needs of financially challenged families. Rather than simply providing temporary shelter, Homefront takes a bigger picture approach, helping families to address some deeper issues, increasing the likelihood of a more successful future.

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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?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

December 6, 2011

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December 6, 2011

Homefront is awesome! I've been part of the tutoring programs there for about a year and a half now, and I love it. There are a couple different programs that involve tutors, two of which I've participated in, and both were rewarding for both the tutors and kids. High schoolers like myself enjoy spending time with the homefront kids and helping them with their homework, and I think it really does help them in school. The first grader I worked with last year got a lot better at adding and learned subtracting, and I taught him time, too. Overall it's a wonderful environment for kids to have to learn and be encouraged to excel in school.

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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?

2011

December 6, 2011

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December 6, 2011

I am a new volunteer. Since my first meeting with them in October, the staff has been very informative, helpful and attentive. My first volunteer event was the African sculpture fundraiser. The Project Coordinator (Heather) worked hard at putting the volunteer schedule together to ensure coverage during the entire exhibit. I participated in the November facilities tour, which was expertly led by the Founder/CEO (Connie) and was organized very well. My availability is limited (to week nights and weekends only) but the Volunteer Coordinator (Lynn) is proactively seeking out possible activities/events that fit these timeframes. I look forward to volunteering at the next activity/event.

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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?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

December 6, 2011

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December 6, 2011

HomeFront is a GREAT organization on so many levels and gives me such a feeling of accomplishment when I am able to help them in their various fundraising campaigns. I have been a volunteer for a long time and I am always amazed at the wonderful, caring staff and all of the creative ideas they come up with - all the while helping those around us who need it the most. I am honored to be involved with HomeFront and hope that by working closely with them we see homelessness in our area eradicated for good one day soon!

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I would love to see more volunteer opportunities on the weekends for those of us that work a regular work week.

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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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Volunteering at HomeFront gives me the priceless gift of knowing I am making a difference in my community! It also shows my children how important it is to give back to your neighbors...

March 2, 2011

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March 2, 2011

I volunteered as a tutor with HomeFront about ten years ago during my senior year of high school. I haven't lived in the area since, but occasionally volunteer when I'm visiting my parents. Chris, who runs the tutoring program, actually manages to get the kids to view going to tutoring as a privilege!
My mom's office also puts on a picnic for HomeFront clients each spring, and I try to attend when I can. Through that, I've had the opportunity to interact with many HomeFront clients and hear how much they appreciate the assistance they've received. I've also met a number of former clients who are now giving back, either as HomeFront employees or volunteers.

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

seeing kids make progress in tutoring, hearing clients and former clients rave about the wide range of services they've received.

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I've been incredibly impressed by my experiences working with HomeFront. I'm sure there is room for improvement, but I don't have any specific suggestions.

March 2, 2011

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March 2, 2011

I have been working with HomeFront as a volunteer for the last eight years, beginning as a tutor for children of homeless families through my church, and subsequently becoming more involved with different aspects of the organization as I began helping with their web site. HomeFront is amazing. It helps families is crisis. More importantly, it helps families avoid crisis now and in the future. Kids that I worked with while they were living in motels are now attending college and helping to support their younger siblings. It is wonderful to be part on such on-going miracles.

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As noted above, I have seen the effect of this program on family after family over a period of years. It is phenomenal.

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

Make sure they got more resources to have a broader impact.

November 30, 2010

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November 30, 2010

The Best In New Jersey! If I were ever in trouble, I would trust the loving, compassionate and competent staff of HomeFront to help me. That is the reason why as a volunteer, I became a donor and then ultimately a Board Member. It's impossible to expeience/witness the work at HomeFront without wanting to do more to help HomeFront reach more clients. Their mission to end homelessness is but the tip of the iceberg in terms of the services provided to the families who are the clients of HomeFront.

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

I have personally witnesses and experienced the results of this organization in many ways. As a volunteer, donor and board member, I appreciated my access to the various levels of staff and management and the opportunity to see the inner workings of an awesome non-profit with inspirational leadership. The dedication and caring of management and staff is top-rated.

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

Expand the offices, hire more people and solicit more money to expand the programs to help fight homelessness.

November 30, 2010

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November 30, 2010

I have been a participant/donor in HomeFront's Back-to-School drive since my son (now a freshman in college) was in kindergarten. We would go out together and he would help me pick "cool" clothes and supplies for the child we were sponsoring. Participation became one of our family traditions. As a result, both of my children have become more connected to those in need and we frequently deliver donations to HomeFront. Both children have recruited friends for food drives for HomeFront and my son has volunteered stocking the shelves in the food pantry. My co-workers have also participated in the back-to-School drive for many years, another tradition that we look forward to. I am happy to say that this year, in spite of the economy, my office sponsored more children than any year prior. HomeFront is a conduit for the general public to participate in helping those less fortunate.

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

I have been a donor, not a client

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

not sure what I would do

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