I have nothing but good things to say about Pearl S. Buck International. I have visited several times, and I am always impressed by the organization's dedication to the memory of Pearl S. Buck, to keeping her words and values alive. In continuing Pearl's mission of helping the underprivileged children of the world, they are truly doing their part to make this world a better and more humane place for all of us. I am sponsoring a child in a Vietnamese orphanage, and it brings me joy to see her flourish under the program.
I have been involved in promoting the mission of this organization for two and a half years. Last year I travelled to the Philippines and saw this mission in action firsthand. The work they do on behalf of children is wonderful and the stories of the lives that have been changed as a part of the legacy and mission are heartfelt and inspiring.
As a nonprofit professional, and also a neighbor and part-time house-museum staff, I am continually amazed at the executive director's impeccable organizational management and leveraging of human resources that make PSBI not only a world-class health and human services organization but also a mecca for people interested in racial equity, human rights and women's leadership. That such an important international organization can also have the feel of a community based organization - through its garden and readers-and-writers' clubs, teen leadership programs, and family days - is quite magic.