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December 6, 2013

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December 6, 2013

As a volunteer, it is amazing to know how important my role is to this organization. They respect my time, my needs, my resources that I bring to the table, and the fact that I have knowledge outside of my area of employment. You are treated with respect, not left to file hundreds of papers or enter countless data into a database, you are doing work that furthers the mission of the organization. That makes me feel good.

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

Institute an opportunity for younger women to get involved from places throughout the region, so that we can accurately represent our members and volunteers, as well as constituents and those who receive help through our programs and services.

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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

August 23, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
August 23, 2010

I have been a board member for 3 years and a volunteer for many more. The depth and breadth of projects on behalf of women, children and families is immense. I am actively involved in Kids Community Closet where new clothing is provided for children in several schools where the poverty level is substantial. In addition, we continue to advocate/legislate for social justice issues that positively effect those who cannot effectivley speak for themselves.

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

hearing the voices of happy children who are proud of their fresh new clothing.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

August 16, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
August 16, 2010

I've been volunteering with NCJW - St. Louis Section for over 10 years. This organization not only does great things for the community, but it also really values its volunteers. Volunteers really are the heart of the organization, making all of the programs happen. One of the things I really like is that there are so many different programs and roles needed, that when you are ready for a new challenge, there are plenty of things you can do without having to seek out a new non-profit. Recently I have been most involved in the Back to School! Store. I've done everything from shopping for clothes for the kids, co-chairing the event to developing a website for the event.

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

I've worked with kids and families and seen how the Back to School! Store impacts them. I've also gotten a chance to develop leadership skills.

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

No suggestions, I think it runs great.

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

The variety of roles that I've been able to take on.

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

I met women of all ages, many of whom I would now consider friends.

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

Expand the Back to School! Store to serve more children, and to serve them throughout the year. It could also expand it's legislative advocacy efforts.

Ways to make it better...

No suggestions.

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

Funding. It's just hard to raise money for the programs.

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

I'm very lucky that I stumbled into NCJW years ago at a social event. I had no plans to get involved in volunteering...I was just going to a happy hour. But once I learned all about the great programs and met some wonderful women, I've never looked back.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

August 16, 2010

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Review from Guidestar
August 16, 2010

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. The St. Louis Section, founded in 1895, has operated over 100 service projects and programs throughout it's history to help women, children and families in our community. With a small staff and a large corps of volunteers, they currently serve over 1000 children at the annual Back-To-School! Store, now in its 10th year and another several hundred children annually through Kids Community Closet. They operate lean and mean--tight budget--with tight controls on every dollar spent. I highly recommend supporting this organization.

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

watching the faces fo the kids as they receive new clothing and school supplies for the first time.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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