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November 14, 2010

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November 14, 2010

I applaud the efforts of this group to provide optimum, wholistic care for a struggling community. In today's economic challenges, this facility offers a "place of refuge" from the worries of the day, and helps clients leave with a sense of hope and healing.

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I witnessed the joy that this service provided.

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

more dedicated workers

November 13, 2010

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November 13, 2010

The Presbytery Care Closet provides a service to the community that cannot be quantified. It's truly a gift from God!

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

Seeing the impact it has on participants.

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

Extend it to other locations.

November 13, 2010

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November 13, 2010

The Presbytery Care Closet provides invaluable support to local churches trying to provide food and other social services to the homeless and those who are less fortunate in their communities. The Presbytery Care Closet provides a venue where the various churches can meet, network and provide each other with support and ideas. It also empowers the local programs to act as a larger body in the role as an advocate for those in need, locally and on a national level.

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Presbytery Care Closet provides our effort with a network of other organizations, coupons to purchase food and shoes

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That the administrative staff were increased so that one person would not have to fulfill so many responsibilities.

November 12, 2010

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November 12, 2010

The Presbytery of Philadelphia's Care Closets are an important way that people can share basic food stuffs with those for whom hunger is a daily reality. But in addition to food supplies, the Care Closets help local residents access a broard array of social support services and help with navigating the system.

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

The way volunteers are more active in supporting people in more ways than just food handouts

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

Strengthen the training process for volunteers.

November 12, 2010

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November 12, 2010

The Presbytery of Philadelphia support food closets set up throughout the 5 county area including Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery County. This includes funding donations to the closets in the form of gift certificates to purchase food, supplying holiday meal packages at Thanksgiving and Christmas, and holding annual food drives during "Souper Bowl" Sunday. The Coordinator Schaunel Steinnagel does a great job of keeping the closets informed on matters which ultimately impact the clients we serve and is a voice to the larger Presbytery on advocacy issues such as creating a Mission Action Network which entitles the food closets to have a voice at meetings of the Presbytery.

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

being the recipent of funding for my food closet, received holiday packages during thanksgiving and christmas for the clients we serve, received information on job training and openings which we pass along to our clients.

Ways to make it better...

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

employ a grant writer who could obtain more funding for the larger Presbytery of Philadelphia to help support food closets and the locations they operate out of.

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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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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