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May 4, 2011

This organization is a wonderful place for families to come that would otherwise be lost in the system. The workers for Kids' Connection take time to listen to each individual person and assist them in getting help and resources they need for themselves and their family. They cut through all the garbage and jump right in to help!! Saving Tax payers thousands of dollars while helping parents and their children get back on their feet and back out into the community. They promote health living and healthy parenting in a kind gentle mannor that makes a hard time a positive experience and helps families want to make a positve change.

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I have used this organization for my families I work with in the community to help them improve their lifestyles.

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Add to what they do, more help and support in achieving their mission.

May 3, 2011

I have worked with this organization for a long time. As the co-coordinator for out Safe Kids Program I have worked closely with the director and the entire staff. This organization is a group of greatly motivated individuals who work very hard to improve the community they live and work in. I have seen the staff help hundreds of families with thier only goal is to make life better for the family.

The Safe Kids Greater Thumb & Saginaw Coalition is a part of the Kids Connection. That has helped many families by providing safety education and equipment to families. I have also worked personally with the staff and volunteers. We have helped over 5000 children by checking thier child safety seats and in over 2500 of these we helped by providing the families with a new seat. This oranization has worked for many years strictly off of grants provided to the program. Since its inception the program has provided nearly about $100,000 worth of safety equipment to families. ie:car seats, bike helmets, home safety equipment, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors

The Director Nancy Dean and I both volunteer our time to act as the coordinators for the Safe Kids Program. We both agree it is better to make children safe then to worry about what we could be paid for. We both agree it is all about the kids and for the kids that matters.

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I have worked with this program to see thousands of families safer from our programs on safety in many counties. We have done safety events in Sanilac, Tuscola, Saginaw, Bay, Midland, Huron, St. Clair, Iosco, Gladwin, Lake, and Ogemaw Counties.

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

I would love to see more funding brought into this organization so we can hire someone to assist with programming to make more children safe. I would also like to see funding to continue for our in home specialist. This would allow for more families to be given the chance and education to keep thier families together rather then being put into the foster care system.

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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

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Nothing I think the program allows all to work within thier own limits and give the chance to expand what they think they can do.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I have worked with many families to help make families life better.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

This program makes me feel better everytime I volunteer

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

May 2, 2011

The Kids' Connection is an awesome organization. Everyone there goes out of their way to help. The staff is friendly and knowledgable, and they have helped me and my family get through some very tough times. I don't know what I would have done without the Kids' Connection and their outstanding programs and services. They have gone above and beyond anything I expected. Thank you!

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

a better life for me and my family.

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

not sure

May 2, 2011

The Sanilac County Kids' Connection is a needs-based service organization conceived, facilitated, and staffed by incredibly altruistic people whose sole intent is to aid children and families in our region. They always go way above and beyond the call of duty to serve the public in our area. The staff is professional yet truly caring and dedicated.

I have directly observed the operation of one facet of the Kids' Connection on numerous occasions, the Sanilac Baby Pantry. It is heartwarming to witness as the staff and volunteers provide material and inspirational support to the young families who are the clients. It is especially nice to see the gratitude on the faces of the recipients of the Baby Pantry services as their basic needs are met. This is an amazing service that has supported many, many needy families.

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(As mentioned above).......the faces of the many young parents and their young children whose lives have been facilitated by the Kids' Connection services.

Ways to make it better...

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

...........try to make the general public more aware of the really good and kind things that go on there every day.

April 27, 2011

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April 27, 2011

I am impressed with the time and effort that is devoted to the children of Sanilac county by the staff and volunteers of the Sanilac County Kids' Connection. They provide a valuable service to the children and their families of this rural farming area. Keep up the great work!!

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attending board meetings

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

not make any changes

April 25, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
April 25, 2011

I have worked with this organization since it was just a concept. I have volunteered and now I am a Board Member of this organization. Everyone involved with the organization, staff and collaborating agencies, as well as the community, go above and beyond to improve the quality of life for children in Sanilac County. They even reach out to other communities in Arenac, Bay, Huron, Lapeer, MIdland, St. Clair, Saginaw and Tuscola counties with certain programs and services.

This organization has been designated a Promise Place by America's Promise Alliance and in 2008 received the 100 Best Communities for Young People in the United States designation.

I'm very proud of this organization and very excited to be associated with it.

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I've personnally experienced the results of this organization by being present and participating in meetings with the collaborating agencies that focus on children 0 - 18 and assisting their families as well.

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The word needs to get out about this organization. They are a model that should be utilized everywhere and a great organization to donate funds and time to.

April 25, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
April 25, 2011

The Kids' Conncection is a non-profit organization with the mission to improve the lives of the children in our communities. The employees and volunteers at Kids' Connection work hard to ensure that children from newborn through adolecent and teenagers can find the help they need to become successful adults. This help may be as basic as providing information on local food shelters, to helping new parents get their child's hearing tested, to assisting teenagers who are having emotional difficulties find counseling assistance, to training child care providers in new methods of early childhood education.

The Kids' Connection brings together all of the available resources in our community to make finding help easy.

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

I recieved assistance to get services for my son when he was diagnosed with autism.

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

find a way to get the word out about what great services it provides. I would see it emulated throughout the State.

April 25, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
April 25, 2011


When I was associated with the United Way of Sanilac County, the Kids' Connection became one of our agencies because it was a great way to partner with the needs of children from birth to eighteen. The agency has grown over the years and has helped many children and their families. We are
lucky to have such an inovative organization in our community,

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

the testimonials that I hear from people who have used the services of the Kids' Connection.

Ways to make it better...

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

increase its size and scope.

April 25, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
April 25, 2011

Our organization has partnered with the Sanilac County Kids Connection since it's inception. Our ability to expand services to the children in our program is due in large part to the Kids Connection. The staff, director and many volunteers continue to support our mission and goal. Our families who visit there are shown kindness consistently. I feel comments made otherwise are from professionals who have never supported the ideals of this wonderful non-profit and especially feel covetous of the director who has exceeded all expectations of her "job description". The opinions of Sanilac County Families are what matter most. I can tell you first hand how much they value the Sanilac County Kids Connection

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Positive comments from our families, Convenience for families.

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

Nothing

April 25, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
April 25, 2011

I have used the Kids' Connection numerous times as a resource for the parents I serve in my position as a therapist with Community Mental Health. They have been instrumental in providing linking to needed resources and services for children in our community. The service is friendly and informative for my consumers who otherwise may not have the confidence to investigate resources for themselves. Kids' Connection makes getting involved and utilizing programs and resources easy and accessible. I would use their services whenever my consumers have needs related to their children. Thank you Kids' Connection!

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

Yes.

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

More funding to expand existing programs, and broaden services.

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