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February 27, 2010

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February 27, 2010

SOS was able to help me at a most critical time in my life when certain reliable sources of work had shifted and I found myself with insufficient income for the next month's rent and living expenses. I am grateful for organizations such as SOS who strive to help those of us who have devoted our efforts to singing and the musical arts. Thank you for being there!

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

Everything was handled by phone or email.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2005

February 27, 2010

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February 27, 2010

The Society has helped me in the past when I needed them most. This is a wonderful organization if you need help and have nowhere to turn and all of your options are out the door...The staff is very helpful and especially I'd like to give a shout out to Wendy she is simply wonderful...

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The help that they give..

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

Wonderful

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

Help a lot of people who are in trouble...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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February 27, 2010

This organization was amazingly supportive when I was sick from pancreatic cancer with no health insurance. They helped me with money, support and organizing other places to contact for funds. I would never have been able to handle this without the wonderful advice and support of wendy garfinkel and society of singers. candye kane

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

my financial arena. I had no insurance when I was stricken with pancreatic cancer

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

their tireless support and willingness to help above and beyond the call of duty.

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

generous, competent and enthusiastic.

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

help so many other struggling singers faced with huge challenges due to health and other financial challenges.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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February 27, 2010

Society of Singers has been a great blessing to me on two separate occasions when I needed help the most. The staff was very nice to me, considering my situation and observing the utmost confidentiality as well as helping me to keep my self-respect during a very hard time. Hats off to SOS and all of its staff for the superb work you do for artists and singers. And thank you for being there for me.

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

my personal finances.

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

not at this point.

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

how comfortable they made me feel.

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

courteous, pleasant to work with and not condescending.

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

be of service to more and more people who are suffering during this recession.

Ways to make it better...

I had known about SOS sooner.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

financial.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I appreciate all of the help that SOS gave to me.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 26, 2010

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February 26, 2010

After Hurricane Katrina, I needed financial help to begin rebuilding my career in another city. The city was Chicago, it was bigger, scarier, and colder, for an unknown singer like myself. S.O.S. was able to assist me with some of my utilities when the work just wasn't there for me. It may not seem like a lot, but it was exactly what I needed to get by at that time. I still live in Chicago today. Thanks S.O.S.!

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

the fact that it helps singers, usually singers are thought of last, not first.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006

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February 26, 2010

SOS is one of the most amazing organizations! Their support is genuine. I am a singer who has gone through some personal challenges mostly stemming from the remnants of a divorce. SOS has shown nothing but compassion towards me in addition to their unending support and guidance. Wendy you're the BEST!!!! I really do appreciate you and Society of Singers.

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

Kind, compassionate, caring and understanding.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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February 26, 2010

I am a performer who left her hometown and moved to NY to follow her dreams . In the process got married and had a child. 7 years into my marriage it fell apart. I found myself alone, a single mom with no current income from a show in 6 months. Singers Society helped me in my time of need more than i could have asked for. Thanks SOS!!!!Please help SOS CONTINUING THIS AMAXINGLY HELPFUL ORGANIIZATION BY DONATING NOW.

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

compationate, understanding, private and non-judgmental. which is so important when people are trying to find help and are vulnerable in their time of need.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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February 26, 2010

I am so thankful for Society of Singer's help during this difficult time. I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the same time my performing job ended as well as my health care coverage. Having known what great work SOS does and have recommended them for years to many people in need, I couldn't have known that I would need to call on them for help. I knew I was in good hands when the first thing Wendy asks on the phone is "How are you feeling?". SOS as seen it all - and knows how difficult times can get for singers going through a crisis! I can't thank them enough for their generous support and coordination of programs that provide emergency help for professional singers like me.

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

Terrifically kind and caring!

Ways to make it better...

SOS could help so many more people if they only had access to more funds.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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February 26, 2010

When Multiple Sclerosis took my legs and devastated me financially SOS eased my burden. They provided financial assistance during a very difficult and challenging period in my life. The kindness, caring and compassion I received from SOS meant a lot to me. When hope was hard to come by I was reminded that I'm part of a creative community that rallies around you, lifts you up and helps you embrace your greatest joys.

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

lift up many more souls

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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February 26, 2010

I am a graduate student in classical voice. Five years ago I lost a good paying job and struggled financially while I pursued my education. Last summer I heard about Society of Singers' Vocal Scholarship program. I desperately needed the assistance a scholarship would provide, so I applied and was fortunate enough to be awarded one of their scholarships. Honestly, I have to say that Society of Singers is a wonderful organization that helps singers in need, and as a result, helps to keep the arts thriving during a tough economy. We need more organizations like this!

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

Receiving a scholarship that went towards my masters degree education at Manhattan School of Music.

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

How positive my contacts with the organization are. They truly are concerned with my success in my career.

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

Human resources staff

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

Help many more struggling artists, who in turn can give back to the community through their art.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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