I have worked with non-profits for over 15 years, and I am very impressed with Things of My Very Own. They provide much needed resources to children and families with such care that you just rarely see these days. The clients that I had seen being cared for were extremely grateful and happy to be treated with dignity and respect. This is one non-profit that I would really like to see get more grants and donors because they are providing such a needed service to the community.
I have had the extreme pleasure of working with CEO, Rayn Boncie for several years. Her non-profit, Things of My Very Own, (TOMVO) has provided emergency aide, school supplies, clothing, diapers, etc. to many of my clients through out Schenectady, Saratoga and Fulton Counties. Rayn always goes above and beyond to ensure each child has whatever they are in need of whether it be a winter coat, a toothbrush or warm blanket. For example, while working at an agency's foster care prevention program, I called Rayn to ask if she could help out a few of my families with book bags and school supplies, she not only supplied all my client's children with book bags and school supplies, she supplied all of the children in the foster care prevention program as well as the agency's families first program with them also. Rayn Boncie and her organization, TOMVO is an asset to all the communities she serves.
I have worked with Rayn many times over the last two years.She has went above and beyond to provide the children of Schenectady County .Ms.Boncie is an extremley dedicated and committed woman who goes out of her way to serve at risk youth and families.Her passion for helping those in need is amazing as she never says no and always finds a way to get the need met.
My experience with and professional knowledge of Things Of My Very Own, Inc. began 3 years ago. In every family I served in Schenectady County, TOMVO and Rayn Boncie's work has provided exceptional service, products ranging from diapers, seasonal clothes to all ages, bedding, housewares, educational materials of wide and excellent range, any item that enhances the integrity, healing, forwarding and sense of both community and personal support. Rayn Boncie in TOMVO provides the beautiful and rare combination of "all systems go" with qualified, equipped, thoughtful, dynamic, resourceful and dedicated practice. I served very challenged parents, children and families who want badly to give their children and family the right things in life. And, every time, really, TOMVO came through in even more extraordinary and poignant provisions to nurture these children, and parents to rebuild their lives and hopes and dreams for their future. Whether it was any old every day, a consistent period of need time frame, an emergency, holiday set-up, or last minute holiday "come-through" for this lost child or set of persons, TOMVO has been accessible, organized, set, flexible, astute and at the ready for every client I've ever brought to its enterprise or just called to see if we could do something here. This organization and its services are to my experience, professional and personal assessment the best in character, caliber, delivery, skilled & smart provision, perceptive needs assessment and deft organization and follow through!