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July 2, 2012
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Review from Guidestar
July 2, 2012
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I would like to thank House of Charity for the wonderful job of sending containers to Central Somalia. God Bless House of Charity and the people at the Healing Home. The People of Somalia will always remember the kind gesture and generous gifts. These containers will make a difference the the lives of Somalian people. Thank you, Mohamed Aden, President of Himan & Heeb State Central Somalia

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

June 21, 2012
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June 21, 2012
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This Charity needs to STOPPED because of the business tactics. The Founder, Hashmat Effendi, treats her volunteers and staff as SLAVES. Hashmat uses people to her advantage and HELPING Children is a JOKE. Her son works for her and he gets paid well and drives a BRAND new Infiniti sports car that Hashmat and her husband bought for him. AS far as helping children......she only helps Pakistani children. Take a look at her web-site www.houseofcharity.com. Also, her web-site is a .com not a .org!!!! She is very dishonest person and does not HELP local Houston Children. The IRS needs to audit her since she supports her family, her lavish home and cars. Sjhe always has her hand out to ask but never gives in return. Again, helping children is an absolute JOKE and she needs to help local children in Houston and stop bring children here because her country hurt young girls sch as throwing acid on them intentionally. I hope someone reads this and puts a stop to her and if she wants to support Pakistan children then move there and HELP your country. Well, I am sure she like the US since there is more money her for her to STEAL.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

No

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

None

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

June 20, 2012
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Review from Guidestar
June 20, 2012
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It was nice to see Azima on face book.
She looks tall in her new legs. You have done such a wonderfull job, which no one can imagine that in such a short time House of Charity managed all things perfectly.
When she was travelling independently to Houston, I was a bit worried that how would
she manage it, but azima was so confident & relax about all this. Azima told me that it was your suggestion to travel alone to be more independent & tackle her affairs by herself. My family salutes ur vision.
Good job House of Charity

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Azima's story on Voice of America

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

March 12, 2012
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March 12, 2012
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I read House of Charity Children's story on CNN. I was very moved and touched. They are doing great work along with Shriner's Hospital in Galveston. I drove to visit their office and the Healing Home in Houston Texas.

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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

June 29, 2010
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Review from Guidestar
June 29, 2010
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I met House of Charity people on the luncheon organized by Houston women magazine. I also went to the Healing Home and met the children whoa re disfigured because of the burn.

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

I see how they take care of these little burn victims. The children have told me that even there parents don't take care of them. The article in Houston Women magazine is very well deserving.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 16, 2010

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June 16, 2010

I helped The House of Charity to et up a distribution center. The distribution center is dedicated to serve the poor people of Houston

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

Setting up Distribution center. In 2 weeks after opening of the distribution center it became very popular in the neighbor hood. It is changing life a common people whoa re suffering from the economy.

Ways to make it better...

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

Open one more distribution center

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

That we sorted every donated item with care

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

caring and polite

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

get a bigger place

Ways to make it better...

We had a bigger sorting area

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

doing projects with volunteers

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

Every thing donated was displayed in a manner that it looked NEW and Appealing

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 11, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
June 11, 2010

I am one of the parent of a patient that has been helped by The House of Charity doctor. My sons had a tumor/keloid on his ear. Dr. Agris had donated his service to help my son because of this wonderful organization. I went to there office filled the application and in 2 weeks received the treatment free. I am thank full to House of Charity and Dr. Agris for his help. Now my son is in grade 3rd. I just stop by to say Hi!

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

Getting my son back to school

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

My son was very happy because of toys they gave to my son

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

I met the volunteers and senior citizen staff, they all love children

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

Renovate the Healing home

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

January 3, 2010
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January 3, 2010
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HOC founder and her husband have created a business and the "charity" benefits them to the tune of at least 48,000 in 2008. feel free to contsct me as I do think that they need to be stopped. Call Smile Train and ask them if you should donate to HOC. Tom Flood 713 436-1960

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

The funds that they took.

Ways to make it better...

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

Get rid of the entire board and make them pay back the $ that has been taken while they turned a blind eye.

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

the wonderful children that I arranged to be housed by HOC. three from India with severe burns,

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

Wonderful burn girls that are made to wait on Hashmat and her husband like they are slaves. make lunch, bring coffe etc. I wonder what the payment is to them over the years . Min wage? Social security ? Etc.

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

Live the high life.

Ways to make it better...

Hashmat would have had control of the money instead of Gulam B. and tariq her husband..

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

theft and Fraud

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

BAd News. I am down $15,000 for charity missions that I did for them. call Smile Train and ask them about the patients that they did.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

November 20, 2009

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November 20, 2009

The previous reviewer perhaps had some score to settle as he/she writes that: "I've seen the results of this organization with my own eyes and they do help children". Further he/she writes: "What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is the children that I was able to help with the funds that I raised". Again he/she writes: "The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were Wonderful and dedicated". Then he/she goes on to trash the founder. I have personally known the founder and seen her amazing work which has recently been compared to the work of Mother Teresa by Wall Street Journal and USA Today. The founder drives an 11 year old clunker that I sold to her several years ago for 6K and lives in a rented house. It is unfortunate that reviewers like the previous one can go around trashing good people doing God's work on this earth for their nefarious agendas. Its shameful and a disgrace.

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

Hundreds of healed children that I have personally seen and helped in countries in Asia, Africa and the Americas.

Ways to make it better...

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

Raise more funds to do more of the same work. I have not found a more dedicated angel to work with than the founder of the House of Charity.

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

Selfless dedication to helping the poorest of the poor no matter where they may be.

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

Caring, selfless, dedicated to helping people in need.

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

Do wonders. They could treat 50,000 to 70,000 indigent patients in the poorest corners of the globe.

Ways to make it better...

We had more time and equipment. There is no shortage of need.

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

Not enough resources.

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

Resources provided to House of Charity are leveraged exponentially. I would strongly recommend House of Charity for your charitable giving.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

May 18, 2009
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May 18, 2009
2 people found this review helpful

I would avoid this group. I raised $ for them to fund surgical missions and I have no idea what they did with with it. BAD NEWS

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

with my own eyes and they do help children but that does not excuse their financial issues!!

Ways to make it better...

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

Fire the whole bunch!!!

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

the children that I was able to help with the funds that I raised.

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

Wonderful and dedicated.

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

Buy new cars and houses for the founder and her family.

Ways to make it better...

THEY WOULD NOT HAVE LIED TO ME

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

No financial oversight.

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

Bad news.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

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