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October 8, 2012
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October 8, 2012
3 people found this review helpful

I have connected with Vickie on several occasions. I have gotten to know more about what Love in Abundance does. I have seen the girls perform in a city-wide event and they were well poised. Vickie is more than passionate about the research she does to ensure that the young ladies in her program receive only the absolute best as far as preparation for their future. Due to her passion and diligence with Love in Abundance my company has shown support in any and every way we can to ensure this program stays around to help even more girls.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

April 30, 2011

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April 30, 2011

Love in Abundance (LIA) has serviced several groups of budding young ladies in Title One Schools by smartly and through research supplementing school objectives with strategic programs and other initiates to help these girls gain a higher sense of esteem and purpose.

It continues to
empower many to pursue life altering paths. Knowing the director personally, I know her passion and personal life story, will continue to ensure the success of the program.

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I was privy to the success statistics and data

Ways to make it better...

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

Increase its online presence and social networking marketing

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

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

Some

How did you learn about this organization?

Personal contact

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 30, 2011
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April 30, 2011
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Its difficult to give short description of Love and Abundance because it is so needed in the community. I have known Vickie nearly three years and recently just understanding the asset young people have in the organization which provides needed direction. Coming from single parent background I have seen firsthand what bad choices lead to in the adolescent minority community. I have seen teens gravitate to her in gratitude publicly for time she takes with them. Nowadays children are not as easy to read but the thorough information I have seen children recieve clearly is utilized thus the response the teens have when they see her. Her work is truly invaluable if the less fortunate are really to have a chance of information access in the future.

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

At teen functions where Love in Abundance is presented the instant gratification parents and teens show for modules of learning patterns needed for college and other areas of growth is amazing to see.

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

Personally be more active assisting these teens in capacity within Love in Abundace outreach committee. Vickie has offered volunteer positions and I have yet to fully indulge the work with undivided attention. When I set aside more time I will recommend more teens to her program and not change one thing. Her program works fine without any retooling if anything she needs more help from young people like me for more teens to be reached.

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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

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Help Vickie get more volunteers.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Better community relations skills.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I feel like more must been done to reach out to less fortunate before we lose more good young people to bad decision.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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April 30, 2011

I thank God for Love In Abundance and the opportunities afforded to young people because of its existence. We often give praise to those that have made above average grades and have been awarded academic scholarships because of it. But we just as often forget about that young girl who hasn't scored all A's and B's since her elementary days but yet and still aspires to achieve a better life than that of uneducated mother or father or older sister or brother; that young lady who seeks to not be a statistic as just another average high school graduate working that over-demanding job that pays less than it's worth. Love In Abundance is a company that considers that young woman's dreams of one day owning her very own company or working for a Fortune 500 Company and knows what it means to have a strong education backing her. I pray for nothing but success for Love In Abundance and Ms. Gunnells-Hodge! With her success will come the success of possibly thousands or even millions of other young people and will create and inspire an entire generation of greatness and potentially give way to innovation otherwise untapped.

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

Experiencing Ms.Gunnells-Hodge vision right alongside her.

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

I would enlarge it's budget and financial resources!

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April 30, 2011

It is very apparent that their is a great disparity in the public educational institutions throughout the United States. Unfortunately our children are the ones who will suffer because of this. Many of these children will turn out to become problems within our communities rather than being productive members of our society. But because of organizations like Love In Abundance (LIA), many of these kids have opportunities that otherwise would not have been afforded them. LIA has a program that prepares Middle school children for college. This programs restores hope to some of our children who wanted to go to college, but did not think that it would be available for them. This program helps these kids to see that not only is college a possibility for them, but it is also an opportunity for them to fulfill their dreams and goals. Mrs. Gunnells-Hodge, thank you and LIA for providing hope and giving our children a more positive outlook on life.

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

The eyes of these children as the presentation is made unto them at the schools.

Ways to make it better...

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

None

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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?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

I think they are doing a great job, therefore no changes are recommended.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Yes. Since I volunteered an saw what they did in Houston, I have moved to Florida and trying to get them to establish the program here.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It had been a long time since I had even been in a Middle school. To see the kids inquiring about the program spoke volume to me.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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April 30, 2011

Love in Abundance is a great organization that really helps out kids in need. The children the organization works with are bright and talented and LIA nurtures them and gives them the tools they need to succeed. The College Must Begin in 8th Grade series is also a great tool to prepare kids for college, and getting them in the right mind frame educationally and mentally.

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

My volunteer work with the organization.

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

None it's great!

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April 30, 2011

I am a firm believer in the fact that the internal culture of any organization is expressed outwardly in everything it does. With founder Vickie Gunnells-Hodge as the foundation of Love in Abundance (LIA), this organization reflects all that she believes in. Vickie's beliefs and words are put into action through services to children who are in families that are underprivileged or experiencing family separation or other issues.

LIA not only talks the talk, but walks the walk in helping the youth of our society to have equal opportunities in life, to be successful in college and in life. Vickie and LIA have been a blessing to many, and will continue to be an even bigger blessing to many more to come.

Geroya Z. Jarmon

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

seeing the affects that LIA has on its members and how they have learned to regard those around them. I have seen this organization teach its members to tap into their strengths and use those strengths to make them better people.

Ways to make it better...

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

have it blessed with the resources needed to reach more young girls in order to make positive differences in their lives.

April 29, 2011
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April 29, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

Love in Abundance speaks clearly to it's purpose of loving others as God has directed. As a previous board member of this organization I experienced, first hand, the dedication, drive, and tireless hours that Vickie puts into ensuring that LIA continues to be a beacon of light to so many young girls. It is heart breaking to see the hopelessness in the eyes of these young lives. LIA brings to them a vision of a future they could not see. Their programs are tailored to build self esteem, basic skills, and focuses on importance of a good education. This great organization provides a life changing experience to young girls and guides their lives in a positive direction to a brighter future and endless possibilities.



makes a positive difference in the lives of young girls. The

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

In my leadership role with this organization I experienced many opportunities to see the effectiveness of this organization's programs.

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

I don't believe that any changes need to be made to this organization.

April 27, 2011
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April 27, 2011
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Love in Abundance has supplied a select group of Caraway's female students with many pre-college opportunities. Ms. Gunnells-Hodge operates a highly-professional organization by bringing a wealth of skill, resources and expertise to the table. Through participation in the program, students have been extended certain opportunities which may not have otherwise been afforded to them. Our students are happy to belong to such an organization that promotes high expectations for academic excellence, peer relations and community service.

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

the way that our students benefit from the mentorship and opportunities that Love in Abundance provides.

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

make no recommendation for change at this time.

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April 27, 2011

As the Founder of Love In Abundance Vickie Gunnells-Hodge has not only touched the lives of young girls that have been a part of her program, she has made it a personal mission to reach these young ladies on level that they no only relate to but identify with. Vickie recognized early on that when you make the participants a part of the process, they really appreciate being included and being told what to do. Those young ladies know that they have in Vickie an advocate that will help them with whatever issue they may have which helps instill in them peace of mind to go forward in whatever they must deal with. We need more Vickies in our communities to help with our youth so that maybe they won't have a tendency to be lead astray.

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

By seeing the results of the efforts I put in helping Love In Abundance with several of its events, gave me joy in knowing that through my effort I made a young lady have a great time...

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

I would not make changes to this organization since as it is currently being led it is working.....

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