Pearl S. Buck International, Inc.

Rating: 4.97 stars   36 reviews

Address:

520 Dublin Road Perkasie PA 18944 USA

Mission:

Pearl S. Buck International has three distinct functions that operate as one with the common mission of promoting the legacy and dreams of Pearl S. Buck - her commitment to improving the quality of life and expanding opportunities for children and promoting an understanding of the values and attributes of other cultures, the injustice of prejudice, and the need for humanitarianism throughout the world.

Target demographics:

build a global community

Direct beneficiaries per year:

66,000 international families and 21,000 local program participants and visitors

Geographic areas served:

the United States and Asia

Programs:

International programs for children, educational and multicultural programs at the Pearl S. Buck House Museum and National Historic Landmark Site

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http://www.pearlsbuck.org

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Reviews for Pearl S. Buck International, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars  

Lovely setting and lovely people. Tours of the famous writer's house are an eye opener to all she did for the less privileged, and visitors learn her story as they walk through the rooms where she lived with her husband and children. There is always something going on there, from writing classes to kid's camps to high school leadership programs. A fabulous gift shop isrun entirely by volunteers dedicated to Pearl S. Buck's mission of helping disadvantaged children.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Wonderful mission and truly dedicated volunteers inspired me to join their cause. I help in the archives, present workshops for budding authors at the Writing Center and help edit stories and books for publishing on CreateSpace. Their Writers Guild is a great group the helps poets, novelists, essays and those writing memoirs to improve their skills while "writing in a writer's house" here at Green Hills Farm, the home of Pearl S. Buck. Volunteers give tours and run a world-class gift shop as well. PBSI supports schools and sponsorships of individual children in 6 foreign countries in Southeast Asia. Giving opportunities to those who, through no fault of their own, are ostracized by their culture due to mixed race parentage. The PSBI charity rated is one of the highest, due to the large team of volunteers.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

Pearl S Buck International has so unexpectedly enlarged my life. As a recent retiree, I was interested in taking one of their writing seminars- yes; writing at a writer’s house is one of the many programs available. However, I was lured by the history and stories around the house and large family who called it home, and quickly became a docent. Wanting to know more, I soon volunteered to assist the curator in projects, and joined a book club reading Pearl Buck’s books. Before I knew it I was sponsoring a child in the Philippines, hosting students from China, and attending a seminar on cross-cultural understanding. Today, I cannot read a news story without thinking about Pearl Buck’s worldview and wondering how she would have responded. A visit to the house becomes an inspiration. Come visit and be moved!!

 
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5 people found this review helpful

I remember reading The Good Earth in high school in New Jersey in the early '60's.
After many years as a Navy wife, living all over the world, my husband and I settled in Bucks County, PA. As a long time volunteer as a Navy wife, I found a wonderful outlet as a docent at Pearl buck's home. My husband has served on the Board of Directors and we have sponsored a child through PSBI. It is an amazing organization that operates a world wide child care program from a building that was built on the site of Pearl Buck's tennis courts. Small space...major impact on the world. Pearl Buck was the first person to promote mixed race adoptions and she changed the world.

 
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6 people found this review helpful

I have been a docent at Pearl S. Buck's home for more than 15 years. She was an amazing woman who overcame incredible odds and succeeded in changing the world. The more I learn about her accomplishments, the more I marvel. Because of Pearl Buck, adopted children did not have to be matched to their adoptive families by race, religion and ethnicity. The organization she founded continues her good works here and abroad. My husband served on the PSBI Board of Directors and we sponsored a child. But, my husband's claim to fame (acording to him) is that he hired Janet Mintzer as the CEO. She is an amazing lady with more energy and dedication than any of us have a right to expect.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

The Pearl S. Buck International, Inc. is a beautiful oasis that tells the truly remarkable and inspiring story of a woman determined to make a difference in the world. She did it with her writing and her dedication to mixed race children who needed a home, and needed to be accepted. Everyone who visits leaves a changed person. This is a place where there is a place for everyone.

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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?

2014

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I am taken by the dedication of the staff and the volunteers to the mission of the organization.

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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I have volunteered at PSBI for the past 3 years and have found it to be an extremely well run organization with a keen focus on increasing intercultural understanding and improving the lives of Asian children. Pearl Buck would be so proud to see how the organization has carried on her legacy.

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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer at Pearl S. Buck International for 35 years. I have seen many changes, in mission, leadership, personal. The past 10 years this non profit has fulfilled its mission of helping those children Peal S. Buck had the vision to know needed forever families and care and education to give them a base to expand their dreams. There are so many success stories and children who have been welcomed into homes that it makes your head spin. My husband and I have been donors and now with my granddaughter sponsor a girl the same age. We hope by introducing her to the mission of PSBI, she will continue our legacy.
The staff, lead by CEO Janet Mintzer and Teri Mandic, are the most professional people we have known. We are retired professionals and can truly give this staff a 5 Star rating and HIGH FIVES for their commitment to continuing the legacy of a woman of vision, Pearl S. Buck

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2014

 
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4 people found this review helpful

Having attended numerous events at Pearl S. Buck's barn as a teenager I always knew when I retired from teaching that I wanted to become a docent there. Having done so for nearly a year my results have even exceeded my expectations. The volunteers are some of the nicest people I have ever met, the professionalism trickles down from the CEO to all who help out. It's apparent that the volunteers truly love their jobs and care about the mission of Pearl S. Buck International, Inc. A more dedicated group I have never been a part of.

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

I can think of nothing because changes are addressed as situations arise.

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?

2014

 
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4 people found this review helpful

For the last four weeks I have volunteered as an intern at Pearl S. Buck International. I am forever changed by the ever-present spirit of Miss Buck, that is very much alive and well at Green Hills Farm. I am now a sponsor of a beautiful girl who shares my daughter's name. I am struck by how little I really knew about this woman who used her voice, her pen, and her position to bring the plight of the world's children to the public doorstep, and then challenge society to act. So I have been challenged. So I will act.

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The organization is stellar, its staff unique and committed to the mission and the legacy.

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?

2014

 
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