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February 18, 2011

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February 18, 2011

My husband and I have known Lindsey since she was an infant and we have watched her struggles and her successes. If you want to get a huge, infectious smile from her talk with her about her camp experiences in New York. Her Mom and Dad have always tried to provide Lindsey as many opportunities to experience what other children without special needs enjoyed. One of these was a summer camp. The only suitable camp was located in the North East and a great distance from home. This posed numerous problems for the harts, the distance and special travel accommodations to name just two obstacles to hurdle. Special camp counselors took a personal interest in Lindsey and the Harts and over the last several years a dream of a camp for special needs children and young adults like Lindsey on the South East coast became more than a dream but a strong possibility for reality. Through the love and commitment of many there's more than just hope but a concrete goal to build a camp in Savannah, GA to provide for others the same opportunities that brought so much joy to Lindsey. We love this young lady very much she warms our heart with her faith in God and her love for life. Lindsey's Place would be a wonderful addition to a world where children like Lindsey are sometimes left out of the loop of what we consider normal .and we take for granted. Lindsey's Place deserves the opportunity to be a reality, the only thing stopping the progress is money and the land to build, the desire to work to make it happen is abundant.

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

Successful fund raisers, a great week-end camp retreat for special needs individuals in Savannah, Ga

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

This is a young organization and so far I've only seen positive strides to make this dream to build a camp a reality

February 16, 2011

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February 16, 2011

i'm just a local ford dealer. it is amazing to see the energy and committment of the board members to make this work. lindsey's place will be here long after we are gone thanks to the vision and courage of a handful of good people. when you get busy you forget about the needs of other people. sometimes it's important to take a step back and see what's going on around you.
thanks o.c.welch iii

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

i have seen first hand what they are doing.

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

i would continue to inform the community of lindsey's place and what it's about.

April 11, 2013

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February 16, 2011

It’s so great to finally have a place in the southeast area that affords children and young adults with disabilities a place where they can have fun and enjoy a camping experience like so many other... more

April 11, 2013

Lindsey's Place is like nothing else in this area. It provides a camping experience for children and young adults. The things I like the most are that the people involved really care about this organization and the campers. Also, the organization isn't limited to just one type of disability. It is open to people with all different types of disabilities.

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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

February 16, 2011

It’s so great to finally have a place in the southeast area that affords children and young adults with disabilities a place where they can have fun and enjoy a camping experience like so many other non-disabled individuals. Lindsey’s Place allows young people with all types of disabilities, to engage in camp-like activities that they would normally miss out on. They do so many fun things during camp– they sing, dance, play games, draw, paint, and make new friends. Life can be so challenging and hard for these children a daily basis. If you’re ever fortunate enough to see the faces of these special young people light up while at camp, it’s something that you will never forget. Lindsey’s Place is a wonderful organization. It’s definitely a special place for very special people.

Donna Myers, Savannah, GA

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I've seen how much this camp means to someone with disabilities. It is something they genuinely enjoy and look forward to.

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I would love to see this organization grow so big that it would be able to afford every disabled person the opportunity to have a place to camp.

February 16, 2011

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February 16, 2011

There are no no words to describe the impact of Lindsey's Place on the children and young adults with special needs. I am a board member and parent of special needs child. More often than not children with special needs are left out of "camp" experiences growing up. The wonderful staff at Lindsey's Place make it possible for these children to feel included in activities that their friends and siblings and peers are doing.

The camp also gives the caregivers of these children/young adults a much needed respite.

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I personally experienced the results of this organization through the eyes of my daughter! The joy and excitement of being able to attend camp with her peers was priceless!

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No changes necessary.

February 16, 2011

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February 16, 2011

Attending summer camp is something that many children take for granted, but not children with special needs. Lindsey's Place is changing that. It offers a unique environment for the campers to experience value, acceptance, love and FUN! A great socialization experience for the children, and support for the parents!

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

hearing stories and seeing pictures. I have known Lindsey since she was a baby, and know how attending summer camp was life-changing for her. It is wonderful to see all of the amazing results of Lindsey's Place. To know Lindsey is to know love and Lindsey's Place is truly built on the foundation of love.

Ways to make it better...

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

Help spread the word about Lindsey's Place so more lives could be touched!

February 16, 2011

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February 16, 2011

Social interaction is a need for all. Lindsey's Place recognizes that need for young adults with disabilities. This is important because many of these young men and women have completed school, and they lose this time away from parents/guardians - or, they lose this time of independence. Lindsey's Place is passionate about the needs of those with disabilities, and has excellent leaders with years of experience.

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

serving others

Ways to make it better...

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

get more volunteers

February 16, 2011

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February 16, 2011

Lindsey's Place is doing amazing things for children with special needs. My husband and I are apart of the board for Lindsey's place and seeing the impact that a camp makes on these children with special needs is life changing. We are blessed to actually know Lindsey in our life but also see how our help within this organization can reach other children just like her. Growing up I went to camp in NC every summer and it was the most amazing experience ever and to be able to offer it to these children that deserve it way more than all of us is truly special.

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my life!!

Ways to make it better...

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

try to reach more people to give to it!

February 16, 2011

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February 16, 2011

There are no words to fully express Lindsey's Place. If you are a parent of a special needs child or know one personally then you know how important it is for everyone involved to know that there is a place to go, something to do, friends to meet, someone that can't wait to see you again and memories to be made!
My daughter, LIndsey attended such a camp for 12 years and we learned so much from that experience. We saw her grow in so many ways into the beautiful young lady she is today - and camp had so much to do with this. She, as well as her family, learned that there was a way to increase that circle of love that surrounds a special needs child - going away to camp. She learned to be secure with people other than her family, she made new friends, couldn't wait to go back every summer and she made so many wonderful memories!
This is what Lindsey's Place is offering in the Southeast. One camper last October had never been away and her parents had never had a break in14 years!! It was a wonderful camp session - We are getting ready for our next session in April and my only wish is that we could grow faster into a full time camp.
But - I KNOW this will happen one day! Until then Kara will keep on forging ahead and we will all be behind her !!! We have a fantastic sponsor in Savannah - our friends that own Barka Barkstar. Rene and Geoff heard me talk about Lindsey's Place and decided they wanted to make us their priority and they have helped us every since. They single handedly organized and ran our first big fund raiser and are in the process of putting our second one together. These people are so special and they are creating a huge circle of supporters around us in Savannah GA ! Thanks to everyone that joins us on this incredible journey !!

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

the life of my daughter as she experienced camp every summer and as she has once again enjoyed camp here in Savannah at LIndsey's Place. I've worked with the board for 2 years now and look forward to all we can accomplish together.

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I would love to tell everyone what a wonderful project this is and help it to happen sooner for all the children and young adults out there that are looking for THEIR PLACE to go all year long - to share special times at Lindsey's Place with all their new friends.

February 15, 2011

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February 15, 2011

I have had the unique experience to be a part of something magical as a participant in the organization of Lindseys Place. Lindseys Place provides, to those who are challenged, opportunities that are considered a part of normal life for most. Lindseys Place provides a safe place for youth with disabilities to embrace life and to do things such as sit around and enjoy a camp fire, play volley ball, play board games late into the night, go on nature walks, participate in arts and crafts, tell stories with each other, and to compete with others as part of a team that includes people with various levels of disability. These people are not considered outside the norm of society for the time they are at Lindseys Place but are rather well within new formed paramters of what is normal as set by the Lindseys Place staff. The magic is seeing the light in the eyes of all the participants, from Camp Director to the Campers; there is clear representation of what is most important in life and that is care, love and concern for others.

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

Fall 2010 as a particating Boar Member and volunteer at a Weekend Camp Session in Savannah, Ga.

Ways to make it better...

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

Support it with more donors and expand its functioning ability to reach out to more youth with disabling challenges

February 11, 2011

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February 11, 2011

We began Lindsey's Place in 2008 with the goal in mind to bring happiness and more fulfilling life to individuals with special needs.

I have worked with the wonderful population of individuals for over 16 years. The passion I have to make a difference comes from the smiles on all the faces
of our campers each year! The staff too!

Lindsey's Place has already made a difference and I am so proud to be a part of it! Please help us get the word out about this very special place. Our campers need YOUR help to succeed in having a special opportunity like this in their life. We all deserve to this Lindsey's Place grow much bigger and reach many more worthy individuals.

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

We had our first camper weekend retreat in 2010. What a beautiful site to see and be a part of! Our campers came to Savannah, ages 14-30, to enjoy activities and friendships....laughter and fun! In organizing the weekend session, I could not have dreamed a better turn out. We are all so grateful!

Ways to make it better...

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

Make it even bigger and farther reaching. We are working very hard to make this happen.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Bring as much happiness and life quality to as many young people with special needs as possible.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Bring as much happiness and life quality to as many young people with special needs as possible.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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