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March 29, 2011
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March 29, 2011
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I have volunteered for NMF multiple times by helping with research and preparing handouts for presentations. I have found the work to be rewarding and fun. NMF offers a variety of opportunities to volunteer and all are equally rewarding.

Here are a few examples of how I have volunteered
with NMF:

I volunteered a couple of hours to look for quotes and facts about sustainability. The facts and quotes were used in a presentation given by NMF at the Master Gardener’s Symposium on Sustainability. NMF was the key note speaker at the symposium.

I volunteered a couple of hours to look for facts supporting the need to get children outside in unstructured play. These were also used in the presentation given by NMF at the Master Gardener’s Symposium on Sustainability.

I volunteered after work to make flashcards with facts about composting. The flash cards were used at a booth at the NMF at the Master Gardener’s Symposium on Sustainability. NMF used the flashcards to engage children in sustainability activities and to encourage parents to teach their children how to be sustainable.

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I have seen how the kids get excited to learn about sustainability and realize for the first time at a NMF event that they enjoy being outdoors and participating in sustainability events.

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

Suggest holding more events where they can inform potential and current volunteers about the projects they are working and how they benefit the community. I believe NMF does a lot of good for the community but this is not always communicated with the volunteers.

March 29, 2011

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March 29, 2011

I have been involved with the Newton Marasco Foundation for about three years, and I continue to enjoy my experiences. The annual Eco Golf Classic is the main event at which I volunteer and it is a wonderful fund raiser. The enthusiasm from golfers, volunteers, and event organizers is contagious and a fun day is had by all. In recent years I have been helping to organize the silent auction portion of the event, and it is great to see how many donations come in. The Newton Marasco Foundation continues to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards through its programs and initiatives.

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

seeing youth of Northern Virginia learn techniques to be more environmentally friendly.

Ways to make it better...

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

Expand its scope of work beyond Northern Virginia, especially Loudoun County.

March 29, 2011

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March 29, 2011

I have been very impressed with the Newton Marasco Foundation and the way they have stepped in to ensure that our children receive an education about the choices we make that affect the world they will inherit.
As a result of their partnership with our elementary school, our children have
benefitted from a butterfly garden and wildlife refueling station, both of which have involved a lot of student research and input. Both can be used as outdoor classrooms. This spring the older students will be leading younger students and parents through the gardens teaching them about the plants and the various pollinators and/or animals they help. The plants and structures (including a fountain) in the garden would not have been possible without the donations that Newton Marasco facilitated.
The children have also been learning about various conservation efforts, such as composting, recycling, waste-free lunches, and how not to be an energy hog. School families have built bluebird boxes and attended nature hikes focusing on birds, vernal pools, and trees. These activities were led by professionals brought to us by Newton Marasco's network of organizations and individuals.
The foundation has established a green earth book award, and has donated books promoting the environment to our library.
All of these efforts (and more) have involved a great deal of input and guidance from Newton Marasco staff. They have worked hard to establish a program at our school that is focused on our community's needs, is student centered, and will be self-sustaining into the future.

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

The heightened awareness of myself, my children, and their school friends regarding environmental issues.

Ways to make it better...

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

Grow it, so that all the schools in our area could benefit.

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March 29, 2011

I am an elementary guidance couselor and the Newton Marasco Foundation has helped my school go green. They have been a great support in helping us build a pollinator garden and refueling station. They have donated time and money to help us jump start the project and keep it up in running. The student have learned so much about the enviroment from this project.

The two gardens are being used for outdoor classrooms. The 5th grade class have created lessons for the gardens that can used for all grade levels. This experience has taught them lessons that can be carried outside the school and into the community.

We could not have done this without the help of NMF! Thank you!

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NMF has helped in making my lessons successful. They have helped with the creating of the gardens and purchasing of plants. Bringing in speakers and providing materials (books, and supplies) to the school in order to teach the children about the enviroment.

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

I can not think of any changes I would make to this organization. They have been an amazing help!

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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?

None!

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

Yes! I enjoyed seeing the children learn about the enviroment! Also, it made me more aware of the impact I can make!

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Great!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

March 29, 2011

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March 29, 2011

The Newton Marasco Foundation has been a strong supporter of Hillsboro Elementary School for the past three years. The foundation has donated books for the school library. The foundation has worked with other organizations to donate plants, a water feature, and other items for our school gardens. They have organized school events such as building bluebird boxes.

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

The organization has worked closely with students, staff, and the community to help our school.

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

No changes recommended.

March 28, 2011

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March 28, 2011

Serving on the NMF Advisory Board and as a volunteer I have experienced the dedication of the Foundation's staff and its commitment to helping future generations (elementary school through high school) learn to appreciate the natural environment through first-hand expereince (e.g, high schoolers develop and lead the enGAUGE It Campaign, all students interact with the Chapman-DeMary nature trail)

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

Helping to support the enGAUGE It campaign which demonstrates that simple actions like checking tire pressure can increase driver safety/help save lives and offer environmental benefits at the same time. It was especially insipring to see the level ownership and committment that the high school students took in running the campaign.

Ways to make it better...

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

Find it ways to get more national recognition - especially for the Green Earth Literature Program

March 23, 2011

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March 23, 2011

Newton Marasco Foundation fills an imporatnt niche in raising awareness of the next generation of the importance of and involvement in environmental stewardship.

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

My kids are excited about reading and environmental literature.

Ways to make it better...

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

expand its programs

October 4, 2010

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October 4, 2010

From selecting and distributing Nature-centered children's books to sponsoring school students' projects like the Chapman-DeMary nature trail or the enGAUGE It program, NMF constantly impresses me with their tight focus as well as their effectiveness with each project they take on. Finally, NMF is no slouch in fundraising and has successfully generated the cash to support the programming they have so creatively constructed.

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At an open-house for NMF last year, I entered and won a drawing for a set of the books that won last year's Green Earth Book Awards. My teen-age daughter has thoroughly enjoyed them!

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

October 3, 2010

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October 3, 2010

I've worked with NMF since its inception (though not as much or as often as I'd like), and have always been proud to be a part of this group. The foundation staff are focused on their mission and thoughtful in their approach to everything they undertake. This is one of those groups that not only takes action, but takes action that has a real and tangible effect.

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

The environmental book awards. The books chosen as exemplary each year are just that. In my focus groups with many children, as well as one-on-one, these books have been real winners, both in engaging children and getting the message across.

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

The people. The staff are passionate about the cause, while keeping the goals of the customer or partner organization at the forefront. They are always so pleasant and easy to work with -- it's like being with old friends.

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

Thoughtful, creative, and inspiring.

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

Open the minds of the next generation to many of the issues they face, to the point of fostering proactive rather than reactive thinking.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 30, 2010

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September 30, 2010

I am involved with Newton Marasco Foundation every spring as they plan for the annual Greater Washington Eco-Golf Classic. This is a wonderful event that not only raises funds for NMF's unique programs but provides a social opportunity for members of the environmental community.

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

the variety of programs that the offer in my community. As a resident of Loudoun County, VA, I feel that NMF is directly impacting my local environment through education programs at the school in my community.

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

The people, both staff and volunteers, are fantastic!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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