Pearl S. Buck International, Inc.

Rating: 4.97 stars   29 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, International

Location: 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
Geographic areas served: the United States and Asia
Programs: Welcome House Adoption Program, Opportunity House Child Sponsorship Program, multicultural programs at the Pearl S. Buck House National Historic Landmark Site, high school leadership program
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Pearl Buck and her legacy in Pearl S. Buck International to help children of all cultures have been a part of my life since I was a child. The staff is completely dedicated to the sponsored children and other aid programs, preserving and showcasing the grounds and house, and promoting Pearl Buck's message of bridging differences and global understanding. In Pearl Buck's eyes, all people are equal and all children deserve the same opportunities for a healthy and happy life. Story after story from those who have personally been helped continue to legitimize this organization's valuable work. Worthwhile to visit and worthwhile to donate.

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I have decades of experience with the PSBI organization as a volunteer, child sponsor, visitor and attendee at events. I know first hand that the missions are clearly defined, the staff is fully dedicated, and the majority of donated funds go directly to the programs and children. PSBI has a global impact with it's U.S. based historical landmark headquarters and outreach in numerous countries around the world. Pearl S Buck's legacy is truly being kept alive. A worthwile destination and non-profit in every sense. Sincerely, Wendy Miller Thomas, resident of New Jersey

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I have been a fan of Pearl S Buck and associated with Pearl S Buck International for decades. Pearl Buck was an amazing author, woman and humanitarian. PSBI carries on that legacy with sponsorship, adoption, global and community programs. Pearl Buck's house is a museum of treasures, exposing us to both the country life she led with her family and world wide cultures she exposed her readers to. Worth a visit to the website and home. The Global Marketplace at www.psbi.org is one of my favorite gift options for those who have everything or those who need a reminder that others don't.

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

none at this time-the staff is dedicated and hard working as is the Volunteer Association

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2013

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I have had the privilege of being involved with PSBI for 13 years of which the past nine have been in the capacity of a board member. I have seen this organization grow and excel in the transparancy of their many projects and goals. I have had the thrill of traveling with the CEO on several trips to Asia. I have seen the work of PSBI firsthand, in schools, in orphanages, in memorial halls that were dedicated to Pearl S.Buck. I have witnessed the how successful the sponsorship program is in meeting several very successful adults who say they owe their life and success to having been a PSBI sponsored child. I am glad that the good works of PSBI are being recognized.

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

Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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It is an honor to be on the Board of an organization that started with Welcome House by my Gran. The growth the organization has made through some tough times has been one that would make our founder proud. The mission and legacy of the organization will continue.The first Welcome House child, David Das Yoder

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2012

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For me it is about the stories of lives changed forever through the vision of one extraordinary humanitarian and the good works of ordinary citizens inspired by her legacy. We are the stewards of that legacy. When a child who has no one, no hope, nothing at all, then has YOU because Pearl Buck inspired you to act, we write new stories for the human family, we continue the legacy of caring. That is extraordinary. That is Pearl S. Buck International.

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2012

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It is such a pleasure to work with such a professional Board at Pearl S. Buck International, Inc. where the enthusiasm for the legacy of Pearl Buck is so evident. What a wonderful mission we have to affect the lives of so many young people and their families both here in the United States and throughout the world. And what a treasure we have in the Pearl S. Buck House where a tour of this historic home can tell the story of compassion and caring in vivid and colorful ways.

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Definitely

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

Life-changing

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2012

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I have had the privilege of serving on the Pearl S. Buck International board for more than 3 years now, and continue to be tremendously impressed with the sophistication, professionalism, and dedication of the PSBI staff and volunteer groups who focus on the needs of disadvantaged children in many countries. This organizaiton exemplifies the highest values of a non-profit organization focused on helping others and has worked with superhuman effort to preserve and extend the vision of Pearl S. Buck, impacting >2 million children. I have been repeatedly touched by the positive and life-changing impact PSBI has had on the lives of children and adults alike through the many stories told by those so affected. Through the PSBI Opportunity House Program, I have been privileged to have a channel to sponsor a wonderul young girl in the Phillipines. Our periodic correspondence is delightful and her life challenges are eye opening lessons in humility for my family. The benefits of connecting with PSBI are too numerous to highlight in this short review.

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Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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