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October 20, 2009

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October 20, 2009

I have attended many free events as well as stayed at the Math in India which is the headquarters for Amma's many nonprofit efforts throughout the world. The humanitarian activities include: disaster relief (Amma was recognized by President Clinton for her efforts after the tsunami); schools, education and orphanages throughout India, including schools for hearing and sight impaired children, housing efforts (Amma has received recognition from the President of India for the thousands of homes she has built); feeding the hungry (there are "Amma's Kitchens" throughout the world that serve delicious vegetarian food to those in need). Environmental efforts (Amma works with her volunteers to plant trees all around the world) and so many more. I have volunteered for many of these efforts and I have always returned home amazed and grateful. Amma was also awarded the Ghandi-King award for non-violence in 2002.

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I volunteered for the "Mother's Kitchen" in NY, feeding those in need delicious vegetarian homecooked meals every week. It was a real awakening to see the diversity of those in my own city who were struggling to find food, and made me much more conscious

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

the personal life-changing affect the work has had on my life. seeing that I could be part of work that was transforming people's lives so quickly and fundamentally has increased my hope and my faith.

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

sincere people from all paths and backgrounds -- all united by love and service

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

change the world... :) increase the number of Mother's Kitchens in the US and around the world, provide disaster relief for more areas, provide free medical care to more infants and patients through Amma's hospital, build more houses, plant more trees...

Ways to make it better...

only if I could attend more events and have more time to volunteer!

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

not sure

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 20, 2009

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October 20, 2009

Amma is a Mother in the real sense- She is the source to the creation of several non-profits serving humanity in different ways. Amma awakens each of us to serve humanity and it is through her inspiration that Ariven Community, our non-profit's vision was founded- to create global sanctuaries for retired animals and farmlands that shares its produce to feed the hungry- with our debut project Amma Sanctuary. Amma serves and touches far too many- in millions- in India, the West and nearly everyone whom She embraces with immense love to serve humanity and with this foundation of bring hearts together she has uplifted humanity through schools, colleges, senior homes, hospitals, disaster relief and the list goes on and on. We are grateful beyond words for Amma's inspiration, Amma's own actions that set examples and Amma's organizational work directly and indirectly to serve humanity.

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

Knowing the we can be the momentum of change by 'just doing what needs be done' as Amma says.

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

Wish for communications to flow effectively with Amma kept aware of the multitude important decisions and policies.

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When emphasis is laid on action and joys of simply doing from the heart what needs be done, all else unfolds. This is Amma's grace.

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

Most serve Amma for the pure joy and love of it. They are all dolphin like!:)

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

Effectively reach out more to the people in need and effectively change the life of that needy person.

Ways to make it better...

If the organization around Amma's manage to keep their ego in check to help Amma's grace to reach its goals.

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

The largeness and need for intellectual inputs while relying on a spiritual inspiration.

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

Words of admiration, gratitude and awe at how Amma can alight so many to the highest purpose!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 20, 2009

When you get a teacher who leads by example with her life, you cannot go wrong with it. This has been my experience with Amma's group, where she teaches through her actions. They speak a whole lot louder than words.

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

very kind and helpful. They treat you with respect.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 20, 2009

My experience with this organization is a little difficult to explain in words. It has definitely changed my life and my outlook towards life for the better. I am glad I got the opportunity to be involved with Amma's organization.

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

the way in which they help the downtrodden of society, without regard to age, gender, religion, caste, etc.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 19, 2009

Amma, Amma, Amma. The humanatarian work done by Amma and Amma's Organization is countless and the specifics can be seen and heard all over the world. I beleive this award is not only decided based on the amount spent by Amma's Organization. Every thing cannot be valued based on the money spent. Apart from Humanatarian work Amma has provided and distributed LOVE to millions and has always expected PEACE which has lot of value but cannot be priced. You can SEE and FEEL that LOVE from AMMA(Mother) as though its coming out from our own mother. If every human has even .00001% of Amma's Love for others, then there will be LOVE and PEACE in this World.

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

I have seen the results of this Organization by providing food and shelter that were done during earthquake in Gujrat and Tsunami in Asia

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

People with different races and origin follow Amma in search of Love and Peace.

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

Well organized and always willing to help.

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

Where there is LOVE, millions (people or money) follows. Amma's Organization will never be short of bucks when help is required.

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

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 19, 2009

I became interested in the MA Center and the "Hugging Saint" Amma when I learned about the organization and Amma from a devotee. The experience I had was phenomenal! Amma hugged all who were in attendance and embraced and listened as each person came forward for their hug (myself included). The hug was magical; an experience to be had. The environment at the MA Center in San Ramon is serene, beautiful, vibrant and a real sanctuary. I enjoyed the scenery while my two year old son was delighted with the free open space. I and my baby were happy to be among people who appreciated and tolerated children in a place of "worship". Accordingly, the food at the MA Center is something of an experience within itself! There were many vegan and vegetarian offerings and the service by the volunteers/devotees could not be matched by any high end restaurant. I recommend attending an event when Amma is in attendance to fully experience the joy of Amma.

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

the personal touch of getting close to a saint and being allowed to hug and express myself to her. This is generally something that is not prevalent or possible.

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

amazing. There was nothing but love exuding from the volunteers.

Ways to make it better...

there was a better parking facility.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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October 19, 2009

I have heard of Amma four years ago. I went to get Ammas's blessings four years ago in New York City. It was amazing to watch videos of Amma's charitable work and offering her blessings to people. Amma transcends all physical boundaries, relegions and ethnic backgrounds of people. After you my visit with Amma, I left every time wwondering why can't world be a peaceful place like this with.

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Gives me peace of mind.

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Amma is doing everything correct way. Nothing needs to be done to make it better.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 19, 2009

This organization reaches literally millions of people in multiple countries around the world. It takes every dollar donated and multiplies its affect with services many-fold with volunteer efforts. It is not like other organizations where only a fraction of the proceeds make it to the end user they are intended for. It has very little overhead costs. Its founder still sleeps in a very minimal indian house and that is IF she sleeps at all! It serves in all areas with building schools, hospitals and homes as well as job creation for the poorest of people. It is magnificant and it is an honor to be both a receiver of the great gifts it offers as well as a participant in helping it to grow as to increase its positive effects in the world. I can't recomment this organization enough Jennifer Bennett Eugene, Oregon

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

in my personal and business life with improvements in relationships and overall well being.

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

Make it bigger and more far reaching.

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

The great love with which all service is performed.

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

Very loving, kind, friendly and everyone is working as a family.

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

Change the world by helping more people get out of poverty and find medical care.

Ways to make it better...

nothing to put here

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

always could use more funds to serve more people.

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

It serves all equally without any religious dogma, expectation of outcome or for it's own ego or profits. It serves the highest good of all people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 19, 2009

I've never seen an organization offer this brand of selfless service to the world. It's been so moving to witness how Amma has inspired millions to act in ways that benefits all of society.

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

the most dedicated and sincere people I have ever met! They continue to inspire me every day of my life.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 19, 2009

Amma runs a great organization which includes orphanages, schools, colleges, medical colleges, hospitals. She built homes for the poor, rebuilt whole villages when earthquate hit Gujerat. She was in the forefront to help people to move people to safe place when tsunami hit her village in 2004. She built houses for thousands of families hit by tsunami in India and Srlanka. Her charitable organization is the first to reach when floods hit various parts of India. This is in addtion to giving individual consolation to millions of people all around the world. She is amazing. There is no one equal to her in this generation.

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

The people I have encountered in this organization is dedicated and selfless workers.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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