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October 24, 2014

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October 24, 2014

3 years ago I lost my job of 20 years, coupled with the economy being in a bad recession I was unable to get a job, my 401k gone and our savings depleted we lost our home , with the little money we had left my wife, my two sons and I went to live to a cheap motel for a few weeks. It did not take much time before we we were living in our car. One day I decided to reach out for help and I went to many non-profit organizations in Orange County , I have never heard so many "NO" when I needed the most help,
But after a few days of searching I knocked on SPIN's door and my guardian Angel Annette Duncan welcome me in and accepted my family in their "Rapid Rehousing Program" , within days my family had a place to live and I got the opportunity to become self sufficient again and provide for my family.
We were homeless for more than a year and there is no doubt in my mind that we would still be homeless without SPIN's help.
I got a great job , my oldest son is back in college , my youngest is a 4.0 gpa honor HS senior student on his way to a major university with an academic scholarship.
Being a college educated man I had never thought that this could happened to my family, but thanks to the beautiful people at SPIN I was able to get back on my feet and be a provided for my family.
Madam Jean, Annette, Rosalyn and Kim: I love you all with all my heart, Thank you and God bless you.
October 23, 2014

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October 23, 2014

Re: Thursday Night SPIN Truck

My Saturday morning church group are volunteer drivers for the SPIN truck on Thursday nights in Santa Ana California. We have had some unbelievable experiences with serving the Homeless and those that need food, a blanket, a smile and a welcoming handshake.
Their necessity for these items drives us there. But, their warm "thank you" brings us back.
October 23, 2014

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October 23, 2014

I have been volunteering for SPIN,INC for over 10 years to make sandwiches once a week for the homeless. I also donate new underwear and socks and used clothes. SPIN is an organization that helps families get out of the cycle of being homeless.
SPIN,INC really does Serve People In
Need.

JACK CREVIER
January 24, 2014

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January 24, 2014

Serving People In Need is a organization that has had a direct impact in my life. I was fortunate enough to have had a internship at SPIN. I was able to witness first hand the large impact SPIN had on my community. SPIN provided many individuals and families with valuable services. Many families impacted by this organization were able to become self sufficient and obtain stable housing. The Street Service Program provided food for many individuals that would often go hungry. SPIN reached out to the most vulnerable homeless population in Orange County. I feel honored to have had the privilege to work with such a magnificent organization. They truly change lives and make the world a better place. Thank you SPIN!

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I would not make any changes to the organization. They are doing a fantastic work.

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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?

2012

January 23, 2014

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January 23, 2014

I have been volunteering for SPIN, Inc. since 1990. I have shopped at Sams Club to purchase food for the street services, held clothing and food drives to collect necessities for those SPIN serves, and worked on committees for the annual gala fund raiser. I have had a close association with many charities through membership in National Charity League and I believe that SPIN makes the best impact in the lives of the people it serves. The dedicated staff and passionate director make this organization stand out among the others. Just ask one of their clients and you will be in tears listening to their beautiful "success stories". As an annual supporter, I highly recommend that you consider donating your time or money to the efforts of SPIN.

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

Remove Steph K.'s remarks from this organization's reviews since she was never employed by SPIN and it is obviously printed under the wrong charity.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

March 21, 2013

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March 21, 2013

I am currently interning for SPIN and it has been a great experience so far! As Human Services majors, we are required to complete three internships at different sites; SPIN is the third site I've been with and definitely my favorite. The staff are super friendly and helpful, and pleasant to work with. In my opinion, they genuinely love what they are doing and are dedicated to helping their clients and all people who come into contact with the agency. I have a gained much knowledge and experience as the agency has provided me with a variety of opportunity--everything from working with and referring clients, to learning about functions and procedures in the office, and even hands-on work with "Street Services," we actually go out to meet and provide meals for the homeless. I plan to continue on with SPIN as a volunteer, even after my internship is complete.

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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?

2013

May 25, 2011
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May 25, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

I WORKED FOR THIS COMPANY FOR 8 MONTHS. IT WAS LIKE BEING IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP. THE HIRE AND FIRE PEOPLE LIKE ITS OUT OF FASHION AND THE HR DEPT ARE SERIOUSLY HAVE NO IDEA THAT THEIR PROGRAM DIRECTORS ARE THE WORST TYPE OF PEOPLE. THEY HAVE HAD MORE 51As FILED ON THEM THAN ANY COMPANY I KNOW. IF YOU STAND UP FOR YOURSELF, AND TRY TO DO THE RIGHT THING, PROGRAM DIRECTOR AND HER MINIONS WILL FIND A WAY TO GET RID OF YOU. IT HAPPENED TO SOOO MANY PEOPLE, I WONDER HOW THE HIGHER UPS ARE SO OBLIVIOUS TO IT. IF DCF ONLY KNEW OF THE NEGLECT OF CLIENTS AND FAKENESS OF THE HORRIBLE WOMAN THAT RUNS THOSE HOUSES, THEY'D BE SHUT DOWN IN A HEART BEAT. WHEN I LEFT SOME STAFF WOULD CALL ME AND ASK ME TO FILE AN ANONYMOUS 51A, OUT OF FEAR OF REPURCUSSIONS IF THEY DID, THEY FELT IF THEY DID, THEY WOULD EVENTUALLY LOSE THEIR JOBS. THIS PLACE IS RUN BY HOODRATS, AND IGNORANT HIGHER UPS.!

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I DONT EVEN PUT THIS JOB ON MY RESUME, AND I HOPE TO ONE FORGET HOW ABUSIVE THESE ANIMALS WERE...SPECIFICALLY THE DCF GROUP HOMES ON NEWHALL ST.

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

SHUT IT DOWN! OR GET PEOPLE THAT WILL PAY ATTENTION TO THE CHARACTERS THAT WORK THERE, AND MAKE IT ABOUT THE KIDS, AND NOT THE CROOKS THAT RUN THE HOMES!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

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

None

July 29, 2010

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July 29, 2010

SPIN has been reaching out to the homeless in our county for over 20 years. I began volunteering when my adult children were toddlers - we would shop at Sams Club for food to take on the van to the homeless in parks, adopt families at Christmas, and prepare hygiene kits. I now offer support as a committee member to help plan the fund raising events. SPIN makes a huge difference in the lives of so many who find themselves homeless due to many reasons.

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

witnessing the outcome in the lives of those helped by SPIN

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the wonderful and uplifting staff and volunteers I've worked with.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

exceptionally gifted and big hearted. They give of themselves for the sake of bettering the lives of others.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

move to a better location, buy a new van, and open shelters and storage facilities.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

December 24, 2009

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December 24, 2009

I am a native resident of Newport Beach and have been involved in many charitible organizations in the area as a volunteer and donor. SPIN has become our new charity of choice over the last few years. I have organized large drives for warm winter clothing, hygiene kits and food for the homeless and local shelters that they serve. They are a wonderful small group that is professional, organized and friendly. They are truly dedicated to helping others in a hands on manner. Kim Frazier has come to speak to my Girl Scout troops and Assistance League groups as a volunteer. She has shown very impressive videos that share the plight of homelessness in Orange County. I am quite impressed with the operation of the SPIN organization and my family also gives regularly to the group because we strongly believe in the depth of what they are doing. Our daughters have also worked at SPIN for Girl Scouts and our older girls earned their Gold Award which equates to the Eagle Scout award through SPIN. We will continue to support this wonderful organization and are extremely pleased with the impact they are making in our community. I encourage others to see how they are helping to change lives...

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

truly dedicated to their work in helping others and changing lives.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

December 22, 2009

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December 22, 2009

I volunteer my time to work with SPIN because I truly believe in what they are doing and know that is is an organization that really helps people. My sister died three years ago from alcoholic cirrosis of the liver at age 42. She was a brilliant and wonderful person but needed help to get her life together. I wish I had known about SPIN earlier but when I finally did learn about how SPIN helps people help themselves I knew it was an organization that I wanted to work with. SPIN's extremely dedicated staff members and volunteers go above and beyond to improve the lives of the disadvantaged. They really care and it shows.

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

I have heard the stories and seen the results of many of the individuals that SPIN has helped.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The director and staff are wonderful to work with.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely dedicated and caring.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help so many people help themselves.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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