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March 30, 2011

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March 30, 2011

Founder and Director of Sisters4Sisters, Inc. , Carolyn Washington, is such an awesome woman. She has been such a blessing to me and my family. She has a heart of gold to reach out and help women and inspire them to be pushed into their Divined Purpose. I came on board around 2006 and Sisters4Sisters have changed my life for the better. S4S reaches out to so many women because of their awesome support system that is in place. A strong support system to help single women to get back on their feet, an awesome mentoring group for young girls to respect and love themselves and each other. A homeless shelter that S4S adopted to help meet the needs of the women in that shelter. I am so bless to be a part of such an uplifting, inspiring, caring and passionate organization (SISTERS4SISTERS, INC.)

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

seeing the outpouring of so much support from so many organizations who believe in Sisters4Sisters. The many lives that have been impacted by S4S, which made a difference in my life as well others. I was literally pushed into my Divine Purpose as a result of such an awesome organization. S4S has a heart for the women and young girls. The organization's primary purpose is to reach out to the community at large.

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

not make a single change, but would pray that there be more organizations like SISTERS4SISTERS, INC. Thank God for such a caring and passionate leader, Carolyn Washington.

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March 30, 2011

I volunteer with this organization whose mission is to empower Women and Girls by providing them enlightening workshops on personal and professional development, and providing community outreach in areas which greatly impact women including HIV-AIDS awareness, domestic violence, homelessness, health and wellness, and mentoring programs.

Sisters4Sisters is based in Prince George's County, Maryland and has earned the reputation for the organization to contact when a mother and children have to escape domestic violence in the wee hours of the morning or a child in need of school supplies or a family in need of Thanksgiving dinner.

Sisters4Sisters also birthed a young girls organization, "Daughters of Destiny", where young girls are exposed to enrichment workshops and programs.

The organization has been in existence for over 10 years and relies soley on the support of volunteers with the aid of limited financial support from private funders and county grant funding.

Carolyn Washington, founder of the organization has recieved many awards and was recently recongized by the White House for her unwavering dedication to the community and empowerment of women and girls.

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

When you see the gratitude of a family who would otherwise, not have Thanksgiving dinner, or school supplies for their children at the begining of the school year, or tears shed by women and girls who have been victimized, it makes you humble and realize that we all have the responsibility to help each other in time of need. It is an honor.....

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

I would institute a formalized development team to support funding and grant\proposal development. I would build a stronger board of directors engaged and dedicated to the sustainability of the organization.

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March 30, 2011

Carolyn Washington and Sisters4Sisters has a wonderful network of women supporting each other in many ways. In 2005, S4S helped me at a time when I could not find help from anyone; they embraced me even in my brokenness. I found love, acceptance, and support. They gave me direction, guidance, a road map to reconnect with society in spite of my situation. This means so much to me as a woman, as a mother, as a SISTER. Now, as a member of this life changing partnership, I help other Sisters where ever and whenever I can. I now volunteer to pay it forward. I am so grateful...
THANK YOU SISTERS!!

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My daughter is part of Daughter's of Destiny because of the wonderful support that S4S has give me. S4S touches the whole family.

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

I would wish they had chapters in every state, so that more women would be inspired and assisted like we are here in Maryland.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

I stumbled on them...

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

I know that I am my sisters keeper, and she is mine.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2005

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March 30, 2011

I became a member of Sisters4Sisters this month.I am already so impressed by the programs this organization offers.There are programs designed to inspire women and girls at every point in their lives,from mentoring young girls to respect and love themselves and each other,to healing women who have been broken in spirit by abusive relationships,to uplifting women in homeless shelters,to encouraging women in prison to realize that they are capable of changing their lives.Sisters4Sisters remembers and is there for them all.
I have chosen to focus on helping to heal women who have been injured by abusive relationships.I feel empowered to know that I can use my life experiences to help to strengthen other women.

Sisters4Sisters fosters an attitude of positivity.This organization is all about helping women in all stages of their lives to realize their full potential.This organization provides the necessary encouragement and resources ,that are seldom found elsewhere, to help women realize their full potential on every level.

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I have just become a member of Sisters4Sisters this month.I have already been inspired by these wonderful women coming together to uplift and inspire all women and girls in our community.

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There is nothing I would change about this wonderful organization.

March 29, 2011

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March 29, 2011

Connecting with Sisters4Sisters four years ago has been a valuable and inspiring support system for my personal growth. Since one of the most powerful tools in growth is honoring one's self, Sisters4Sisters has been a place for me to serve and be served into greatness. I continue to learn about myself, take time for myself, and to treat myself with a great deal of love and respect because I deserve it. Sisters4Sisters has also provided me with the opportunity to be a part of a community of fascinating women whose sole purpose is to lift women up higher. It has given me a chance to reconnect with myself, connect with other women, and get in touch with the bigger story of why I'm here and what I can do to serve and honor my higher power. In serving and providing empowerment, self-esteem, educational, and enrichment workshops and seminars to women in homeless and transition shelters, women with HIV/Aids or women affected by rape or domestic violence; single women providing for their children or women re-entering the workforce, I'm conscientiously grateful. Sisters4Sisters enlightens me, feeds my spirit, and helps me to connect to the center of my being. Through working with this group, I know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. Much appreciation to founder of Sisters4Sisters, Ms. Carolyn Washington.

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

The rescue of women from domestic violence situations; development workshops for women in transition and area homeless shelters; self-esteem and self defense workshops for teenagers; provisions distributed to rape crisis centers, sisters in Iraq, and students.

Ways to make it better...

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

develop and chapter for males at risk

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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?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

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

more exposure

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

Gratitude creates a vision for tomorrow!

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Appreciative

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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March 29, 2011

Sisters4Sisters is an organization in a class of it's own. I am proud to be a founding member of S4S and a longtime friend of the Founder, Carolyn White-Washington. Carolyn's initial vision was to start a book club, but, after only one meeting at her home she seen the need for something much bigger. There was a room full of women including myself who were wounded, broken or just lost. We may have looked picture perfect on the outside, but, on the inside we were quietly wondering if anyone else in the room was going through, been through, or was perhaps getting ready to enter into a situation like ours. The monthly meeting quickly became a place to fellowship and here you found help, hope, light and love, and even if you said nothing about your personal situation you would find that someone in the room had been where you were and made it through. That someone pushed past their pain, stood firmly on their obstacles and reached higher for their true purpose in life. To have someone who doesn't even know you reach out and embrace your situation, encourage you and uplift you is nothing but a blessing and a reason to keep moving forward. Over the past 12 years Sisters4Sisters, Inc. has had such an impact over women and girls of all ages. I know first hand, because, I was one of those women, being a single mother of three beautifully adopted children, I was in need of emotional support and resources and Sisters4Sisters, Inc. put me in touch with a lady by the name of Janie Hayes, who specializes in family services. My niece benefited from this group. My niece who has been a member of Sisters4Sisters, Inc. since age 4 as such fond memories of feeling like she truly belonged and had a say in what affected youths and teens. She is now 16 years old and had the opportunity to speak to other young girls at the 2010 PossibiliTEAS Event hosted by Sisters4Sisters, Inc. and encouraged them to get involved with Sisters4Sisters, Inc., Daughter's of Destiny Program for support, encouragement and mentoring that will build their self esteem. My mother gained a sense of belonging and self esteem. Mother now proudly holds her head up high and looks forward to contributing to community services and other events that Sisters4Sisters, Inc. are involved in. We are talking about a generation of women in just one family whose lives have changed because of the out pour of support, resources, and even financial assistance Sisters4Sisters, Inc. has provided. Sisters4Sisters, Inc. makes countless efforts to support the community, they feed and clothe the homeless, offer workshops on HIV/Aides Awareness, Transition from Welfare to Work, activities for young girls, Domestic Violence Advocate, Healthy Living, Starting Your Own Business. Toys-Tots, Back-To-School and Suit Up For Success drives, just to name a few. Even with such a small budget, Sisters4Sisters, Inc. made my kids dreams come true by financially contributing to their dream trip to Disney in 2010. Please continue to endorse Sisters4Sisters, Inc. and know that their services are truly needed and a blessing to many.



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

away that has movitivated me to start my own organization to help underprivileged kids in the community I live in.

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

Provide the founder with resources needed to staff her business and have have more time to for her own family.

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March 29, 2011

Sister 4Sisters Inc, has really been a blessing to me. The organization has helped me on so many issues whether is was past abuse, food when I didn't have any for my family, toys at Christmas, as a member and a client served. What more can you ask for in an organization. It has really shown me just how many woman and kids are affected with so many different issues and volunteering is my way of giving back to the community.

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They gave me food when I had none. They gave my children and grandchildren toys and Christmas when I was unable to

Ways to make it better...

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

To expand it to different areas, because the services they provide are not only needed in the PG/DC area but everywhere.

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March 29, 2011

Sisters 4 Sisters, Inc. is a wonderful organization that I am glad to be apart of! I could feel the love from the first meeting I attended. What a joy it is to be around a group of positive and uplifting women. Women who encourage each other to be their best. Women who genuinely care and love one another. Women who give without wanting something back in return. I heard about this organization from a friend, and so happy I made the choice to join! Kudos to Mrs. Carolyn Washington and her staff for loving and giving from the heart!

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I've personally experienced what it feels like to receive love and concern from people who genuinely care about the well being of women and their families. This organization is truly about "family" and why it's important to lift each other up in hopes to create a tight bond!

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I would not change one thing about this organization. I have been waiting to be introduced to something like this for a very long time, and I am honestly happy this fell into my path.

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March 29, 2011

Sisters for Sisters has been a great supporting organization to me. The executive director was there for me when I was going through a rough time in my life. She has a very caring and geniune support. She truly is a blessing for empowering woman and helping them identify their purpose. I love being a part of this organization. The women have helped me overcome my fears and allowed real relationships to form.

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

Found my purpose

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

None

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March 29, 2011

Sisters4Sisters, Inc. has greatly impacted the coummunity for years. The hearts of the women involved in this organization are genuine and truly dedicated to changing the lives of women and young girls. As a volunteer of the organization I have experienced first hand the powerful impact Sisters4Sisters, Inc has made in the lives of people not only in Maryland but in various states up and down the East Coast. Sisters4Sisters, Inc is not just an organization that is dedicated to empowering the lives of women and girls... Sisters4Sisters, Inc is a MOVEMENT!! I employ you to get connected and join the movement with us!! Together we can make a difference!!

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I have personally experienced the results of Sisters4Sisters, Inc. by seeing the difference made in the lives of the women we have served.

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

If I had to make changes in this organization I would seek a way to increase the volunteer base so that the movement of this organization could reach women all across the country. But until then, I will keep praying for God's favor on Sisters4Sisters, Inc. because I know God will provide the increase in due season!

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