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September 8, 2012

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September 8, 2012

The day Unchained At Last helped its first client. The day Unchained received its tax-exempt designation from the IRS. And the day Naomi Eisenberger called to say the Good People Fund would support Unchained. So far, those are the three happiest days in Unchained history -- the first two, for obvious reasons, and the last because no nonprofit organization is as fortunate as one that becomes the recipient of Naomi and the Good People Fund's overwhelming generosity. Naomi provides much more than financial support. She constantly introduces Unchained to individuals and organizations that can help Unchained grow, and continually shares her deep understanding of the nonprofit sector to guide Unchained on everything from marketing materials to board development to where to buy software on the cheap. Naomi has become a benefactor, mentor and friend, and without her Unchained would not have been able to flourish as it has during its first year in existence. -- BY: Fraidy Reiss, founder/executive director of Unchained At Last, the only nonprofit in the US dedicated to helping women leave arranged marriages

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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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

August 24, 2012

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August 24, 2012

I am the Executive Director of the New Orleans Women’s Shelter where we assist women and their children to transition out of homelessness into a stable and independent lifestyle. The Good People Fund was a blessing to our agency. Naomi Eisenberger and her team visited the New Orleans Women's Shelter a few months ago and very were inspiring to our residents and staff. Naomi and her team were able to see who we were and what we are doing to help homeless women and children in the New Orleans community. They were very supportive and provided us with a wealth of information on various software products, other small non-profit programs, and put us in contact with people who are making a difference in our residents’ lives. One of the many doors Naomi opened was introducing us to a local photographer who came into our shelter and provided several of our residents including an 11 year old girl with an opportunity of a lifetime. Their work included photographing several major events held in New Orleans. Also, under the direction of Naomi Eisenberger and The Good People Fund we were awarded an opportunity to expand on some of our programming. The funds awarded came at a very critical time and for that we cannot thank them enough!

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

June 14, 2011

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June 14, 2011

Lifeforce In Laters Years inaugurated its Aging-At-Home program in Morningside Heights in Manhattan two years ago (June 2009). Amazing success meant that the organization grew rapidly, so that now 70 volunteers are helping almost 50 older seniors to live comfortably in the homes they love. Success has been great; but it has also increased administrative needs. With so much program coordination work on my plate, paper work was piling up. We needed help. The Good People Fund, with a generous matching grant, provided that help!
But more, Naomi Eisenberger, Ex. Dir. of the Fund, with warmth, with compassion, and with a broad knowledge of fundraising, has been there for us, providing significant advice. She did not just want the satisfaction of having helped elderly people facing dire challenges with necessary financial support; she also wanted to give of her time and was willing to invest in this way as well. She made it clear that the Good People Fund consists of "good people"!! We thank them for the extras and hope to continue a meaningful relationship.

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Thanks to the Good People Fund, I am relieved and feel confident that we can now move ahead smoothly.

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

If I had to make changes to the Good People Fund, I would enlarge it and clone of Naomi Eisenberger.

October 31, 2010

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October 31, 2010

I am the Founder of AmpleHarvest.org, a nationwide campaign to diminish hunger by enabling 40+ million home gardeners to find a local food pantry eager for their excess garden produce. Only a few months after its initial rollout in May 2009, Naomi Eisenberger of the Good People Fund called me out of the blue to introduce herself and to see what assistance AmpleHarvest.org needed. Not knowing any better at the time, I said "none". I won't be repeating that mistake again. Naomi stayed in touch, helped to guide AmpleHarvest.org towards making what were ultimately the correct decisions, provided critical funding for a number of aspects of AmpleHarvest.org, connected AmpleHarvest.org with other collaborative non-profits as well as funding foundations, etc. In short, they have been "real-life partners" with us. Since the Good People Fund stepped into the picture, they have helped AmpleHarvest.org to grow to support almost 3,000 (nearly one out of every 10) food pantries in America. In May 2009, CNN named me CNN Hero – the second Good People Fund grantee in two years to be so honored.. Working with The Good People Fund has been extremely easy. Their help came to us even while we were initially part of another 501c3. If I can make any criticism of the Good People Fund, it is that they are one-of-a-kind. If there were more funding organizations like them, small non-profits would have an easier time getting started.

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

how they've helped to support and guide AmpleHarvest.org as it because a national campaign against hunger.

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

...find a way to help them garner a greater public awareness of the work they're doing.

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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 didn't... they found my non-profit

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

None. They encouraged me to keep doing what I was doing.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

November 3, 2009
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November 3, 2009
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It is with great enthusiasm that I write this letter to highly recommend the Good People Fund for the Great Nonprofits list of Top-Rated Jewish Nonprofits. One reason I am so impressed with this extraordinary umbrella tzedakah is that it supports a wide variety of worthy causes and innovative projects, most of which are grass roots and do not receive major support from any one source. I continue to be inspired as I read about the profound impact of this fund on people who are in need of food, clothing, comfort, support, companionship, and healing, both of body and spirit. Moreover, I know the overhead is minimal and that the leadership is deeply committed to ensuring maximum effectiveness of gifts, honesty, and transparency. I have known the Executive Director, Naomi Eisenberger, for approximately twenty years, and I have full confidence and faith in her outstanding, devoted work that makes such a meaningful difference in the lives of so many people who depend on us to be G-d’s partner in healing broken lives.

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

the relationship I have with the Director. Her breadth and depth of knowledge about so many worthy tzedakah ad chesed projects are always helpful and inspiring.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

November 1, 2009

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November 1, 2009

About how many people could it be said that in their lifetime, they were responsible for helping 10,000 of thousands of people? Naomi Eisenberger is one such person. If not for her, the agency that I direct would not exist. In 1988 I was diagnosed with Leukemia, and the first specialist which I saw told me that I had no chance to live. I eventually was hospitalized for six months at Sloan-Kettering in Manhattan, whereat I received a bone marrow transplant. During this time my family had to spend $20,000 for an apartment so that my wife, mother and children could be nearby. After I was cured I became a Hebrew school principal and in that capacity I received the Ziv Tzedakah newsletter. One of the mitzvah organizations that ZIV championed was the Boston Hospitality Program, an agency that provided free lodging for patient-families coming to the Boston area for medical care. The mission spoke to me, so that I contacted ZIV to discuss creating such a program in Philadelphia. It was then that I first met Naomi. With her help, in 2000 we created HOSTS for HOSPTIALS (HfH)to provide free lodging for patient-families coming to Greater Philadephia area hospitals for specilized medical care. Over the next nine years she was influential in promoting HfH so that we received onoing funding directly from ZIV. She also promoted our cause with her colleagues from other foundations, with the result that during the last five years one of these foundations has significantly funded our efforts to set-up host-homes programs in other cities nationwide. Indeed, in the coming year we will be setting up such programs in six new cities across the country. Through our first ten years HfH has provided lodging to over 1,500 patient-families for a combined 43,500 nights of lodging. These families in the process have saved an estimated $2.7 million in equivalent hotel expenses. In another ten years we'll be able to multiply these numbers tenfold or more as other host-homes programs are set-up nationwide. NONE OF THIS WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF NOT FOR NAOMI! And HfH is but one of the scores of agencices that Naomi has promoted over the years! We are so blessed that she will be continuing the monumental work of ZIV through the Good People Fund!!

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

working directly with Naomi. She is always available by phone or email. In matters where her judgement has been sought her advice has always been unerring.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 30, 2009

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October 30, 2009

Our experience with The Good People Fund has been through Naomi Eisenberger. We are a small grassroots organization helping families of children battling cancer and other serious illnesses, and supporting pediatric cancer research. Naomi been instumental in forming the structure of our organization. She has shared with us her years of non-profit experience in such a way that is honed in to help our specific organization just where we are at this place in time. Naomi is very gentle and warm in her approach but her words are very impactful. She talks, we write notes! Each sentence is filled with vital information. Our organization has benefitted tremendously from her guidance. I only hope that the "Good People"(people of the Good People Fund) can fully comprehend how many people Naomi and the Fund has helped directly and indirectly.By strengthening the Foundations, the "Good People"are touching the lives of the thousands of people the foundations help. May we all be blessed to continue Tikkun Olam! From our Board and our families, a great big thank you to Naomi and The Good People Fund!

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

Helping to solidify our mission and the structure of our organization.

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

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

Naomi's ease of sharing her vast knowledge. She does it in a way that is purely objective and meaningful.

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

Naomi Eisenberger

Ways to make it better...

Naomi could clone herself and have her clone work with us Full-Time!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 21, 2009

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October 21, 2009

How can I explain TEN YEARS of long distance, unconditional support, encouragement and empowerment of middle school kids by Naomi Eisenberger? How can I express the transformation in middle schoolchildren when adults named Danny Siegel and Naomi Eisenberger contacted them and asked the kids what tools they would need to change the world? The 11-14 year old children, half living in a housing project, responded with a "Wish List" of poster board, markers, white out, pencils and pens, envelopes, stationery and stamps. A week later, a huge Staples box arrived at the school (the Broad Meadows Middle School in Quincy, MA) filled with the tools they listed plus some Twizzlers to keep kids' energy up! Perfect! That was ten years ago. Every year since then, the Quincy Kids write to Naomi and Danny explaining how they used those tools to spread the word about child labor and how they united with other schools in other states to fundraise and establish schools in developing countries. The kids co-founded Operation Day's Work-USA ten years ago. A school or orphanage or community health center was created each school year in Operation Day's Work. Projects funded by kids exist as a result in Rwanda, Ethiopia, Burundi, Maiti, El Salvador, Nepal and Bangladesh and in Vietnam. www.odwusa.org How do you get U.S. youth to be active global citizens? Let the kids write a wish list. Then, put those tools in their young hands. The more that adults like Naomi Eisenberger show a belief in kids, the more the kids believe in themselves. It doesn't take millions of dollars to repair the world. It just takes adults like Naomi and The Good People Fund and a true belief that youthful idealism can become practical activism. Hundreds of children's lives have been changed as a result over the past ten years. Naomi is the ten year guardian angel of The Quincy Kids and their life changing after school club called Operation Day's Work-USA. Thank you Naomi. I wonder how many "good people" you have discovered, shown a belief in, then empowered? The Quincy Kids are blessed you noticed them and their ten years of after school activism. Thank you, Naomi! Ron Adams, teacher and adviser to The Quincy Kids: Operation Day's Work-USA at Broad Meadows Middle School 50 Calvin Road Quincy, MA 02169 USA

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

the support, encouragement and empowerment Naomi Eisenberger has provided from far away. My students believe even more in their ability to change the world because Naomi believes in them and sends them "tools for change" every school year for ten years.

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

the unconditional belief that middle school kids can change the world. As their teacher adviser, I know they can and do work with non-governmental organizations and sister schools in other states to develop, design, fund and establish schools, orphanages.

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

amazing! The Good People Fund staff and volunteers also provided speaking opportunities for my middle school student activists in several states at conferences so the kids could gain more supporters and donors.

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

teach schools how to develop global activists intent on ending child labor and creating schools to help educate ten million children in developing countries. Two communities of youth would benefit: kids in the US learn to lead and literacy spreads.

Ways to make it better...

I knew how to adequately thank The Good People Fund for all they do to inspire and empower The Quincy Kids.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 21, 2009

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October 21, 2009

I have known Naomi Eisenberger for the past 15 years. Because of Naomi and the Good People Fund the Redistribution Center, Inc. has be able to continue to help thousands of people throughout the U.S. that are in need. Naomi is a blessing to thousands, she has dedicated her life to others. She is our friend, our family and our mentor. The Good People Fund is a blessing and so is Naomi. Thank you for making dreams of other come true. This is a great Non-profit!!!!!

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

If the Good People Fund had millions they could help thousands more that are in need. Coats to kids on Indian Reservations, House hold items delivered to disaster areas. Food to wounded soldiers and their families in need.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 18, 2009

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October 18, 2009

I have known Naomi Eisenberger, the director and founder of The Good People Fund, for many years, and was aware of the amazing work she does. During December 2008, The Good People Fund connected me with a family in New Jersey who was looking to donate money to help students in New Orleans. The connection through the Good People Fund allowed me to use the donated money to aid my 17 low-income 4th grade students. I was able to purchase books as presents for my students to take home, Wal-Mart gift cards to help their families purchase groceries, medication, and other essentials during the holiday season, and also to buy essential learning supplies for my classroom that I otherwise would not have had the money to purchase. The students and their families benefited from the donation. One student said "Now my mom will be able to buy us Christmas gifts" when she received the gift card. Families who otherwise live on food stamps were able to buy some extra food for the holidays. It was very meaningful for everyone involved, and the Good People Fund made it happen for my students.

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

my classroom in New Orleans and as a past volunteer.

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

The personable nature of the staff and director. The accountability and reliability of this organization. The unique ideas of this organization.

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

warm and caring yet down to business when needed.

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

Help all of those people who are forgotten by larger organizations, including the people living in poverty in America that are not seen on the news.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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