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February 8, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 8, 2011

I have been a member of the JCC of Binghamton since I moved to town in 1985. During that time I have, and presently serve in several of the roles above: Volunteer, Client served, Board member, Donor, Advisor etc.
The JCC has provided my family with a place to belong and a safe, nuirturing
evironment for my children to grow up. The Center (or 'The J' as members call it) provides programing and facilities to the entire community, regardless of race, religion or ability to pay. The J has an outstanding preschool (providing over $100,000 in schoolarships/yr to families in need), workout facilitiies, pool and playground (to keep us healthy), Day and night adult and child educational programing and more. Currently, the Gym is being shared (as home court) by three different CYO basketball teams (one Christian, one Muslem, and one Jewish). What other facility has done something like that? And it just happened...they asked and the JCC said 'sure".
Other functions and events include an Ethnic Festival, Summer day camp, Outside speakers, tournments, community gatherings and more. The J also serves as home base for the Jewish Federation of Broome County, Jewish Family Services and The Reporter Group of newspapers. 92nd Street Y satellite programing is starting in Feb. with year round programs scheduled.
I feel that the JCC of Binghamton has and is making my community a better place to live and to bring up our children. I am proud of what it represents.

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

Mental emotional and physical developement of my family and those of friends.

Ways to make it better...

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

Grant them a million dollars to pay off large depts and enlarge repair the facility

February 8, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 8, 2011

I have been involved with the JCC since it moved to its current location. I have volunteered in many capacities and for the last 15 years have been using the exercise room 3-5 days a week.



The people I encounter are warm, friendly and caring and at the JCC you are a name, not a
number.

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

Using the fitness room regularly

Ways to make it better...

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

I am not sure

February 8, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 8, 2011

I have been a member of the JCC since 2002. During that time I have taken advantage of the exercise facility and swimming area. I have found the staff of the fitness center to be friendly, helpful and good folks to be around. I took one swimming course and learned enough to help me improve my poor swimming skills.
Also I have two grandchildren who are in the day care program. I am very impressed with the quality of day care. Periodically my wife and I have
attened the educational programs run by the JCC. They are of high quality. I think my membership is money well spent.

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

Adult Ed programs are well run. The lectures are excellent.

Ways to make it better...

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

Open up the fitness center and swimming pool on Saturday.

More feedback...

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

How did you learn about this organization?

The JCC has been here for as long as I have lived here--since 1975

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

The JCC is a place to go work out or hang out. People are friendly and helpful. If you're ever lonely go there, lots of activities and clubs to join.

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

athletics, volunteering,

Ways to make it better...

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

have longer hours open

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

I am thrilled with the youth programs at the JCC. My daughter started in the ECC when she was 10 months old. She started Camp JCC when she was old enough, has attended for 7 years and can't wait for it to start every summer! She loves it there. It is her favorite thing in the world. She has created life-long friends there. The staff is great and take special care to watch out for her food allergies.

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

how well adjusted my daughter is. The ECC was a great place for her to start.

Ways to make it better...

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

Add more Jewish content to camp.

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

The JCC is friendly place. It allow other Jewish organizations to use its facilities. Although I am not a member, I attend many of the other events that take place there. It's wonderful to come into a such a warm, welcoming setting.

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

The events went well and the staff made things run smoothly.

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

My only wish is that there wasn't a hill to enter the front lobby door.

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

I have been a member of the Binghamton JCC for over 15 years. The JCC strives to be an all-inclusive community provider. I have found the employees and volunteers to be warm and dedicated.

The JCC is hampered by the difficulty of funding such an organization in tough economic times, but
they do a great job of stretching the dollars that they do receive.

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

I use the health club facilities. I have attended countless classes, events, and meetings.

Ways to make it better...

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

I'd expand and improve the facilities...but without increased financial support, this will be difficult.

More feedback...

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

A lot

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

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

it's local

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

regular exercise

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

My son has attended JCC since he was 18 months old. The ECC program there creates a loving/learning/nurturing environment that has helped my son excel both educationally and socially. He is very well rounded! My daughter will be starting in a toddler room very soon and I am excited for her and her future experiences.

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

Their early education programs.

Ways to make it better...

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

The only change I would make would possibly to make meal times a little more nutritious.

February 7, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 7, 2011

I am not only been a volunteer at the JCC of Binghamton, but my children attending pre-school and day-care at their Early Childhood Center, my husband and I have enjoyed many social fundraising events there, we work-out and do fitness classes there, our family enjoys the warm indoor swimming pool - the list goes on and on. My family is also donors to trhe JCC.

For someone not from this area, but now call it home, the JCC has been a 'home away from home.' The people are friendly, it is always a place where we are welcome, and the facilities, both outdoor and indoor serve a lot of purposes.

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

Having a warm and welcoming place to be.

Ways to make it better...

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

With a better budget and more membership dollars coming in, I think that the JCC could continue to upgrade it's facilities and advertise more.

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