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December 18, 2009

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December 18, 2009

I am a pastor who is constantly looking for resources to be able to help the folks who come to us homeless, penniless and friendless. I know that an easy fix is not what they need. So I confidently steer them to the Day Center where I know they'll be guided into paths of long-term self-sufficiency. Thanks to Sandra, the Board, and the entire crew of the Day Center for stretching their own resources to make a huge difference for the people of northeastern Oklahoma.

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

my own work with the homeless.

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

The positive attitudes of the staff and personal interaction with the clients.

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

Competent and positive.

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

Hire more caseworkers and provide more supportive housing.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

December 18, 2009

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December 18, 2009

Many years ago I had a young daughter that volunteerd at the Day Center as part of school community service hours. I thought she would come back wide eyed and crying but she came back with a bigger heart and greater compassion for the homeless. In fact she went back on many occations to volunteer when she didn't need to and inspired me to begin donating to this wonderful and most necessary facility on a regular basis. Some years later I had family members that needed the services of Day Center and am proud to say they are fully back on their feet. Now Brent and I do the yearly summertime Home Run for the Homeless and we get to sit in the air conditioned booth and make fun of the celebrities down on the HOT field. Just one more reason The Day Center for the Homeless ROCKS!!

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

many ways through the years. As a valuable lesson to my teenage daughter being a volunteer, as a doner, as a person who's family needed their help, and as a media member that's had a lot of fun at their softball fundraiser.

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Ways to make it better...

all three of my children had been required to donate some of their personal time.

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

continual funding.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

December 17, 2009

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December 17, 2009

I have volunteered at the Day Center in various capacities for the last 14 years. I could write for pages praising for this non-profit and it's staff. In the interests of brevity, there are two things which impress me most. First is how the clients are treated by the staff. I have seen the Director on numerous occasions interacting with both clients and significant donors. Both of these groups are treated alike, that is, with the same dignity and respect to which all people are entitled. I believe that our clients truly know that they are cared for and that people sincerely care about them. Secondly, I admire the way that the Day Center is constantly trying to offer more services and opportunities to place people in a position where they can become self-sufficient The Day Center is truly responsible for changing the lives of many of its clients immeasurably. It is an honor to try an assist the organization and further its goals in any way I can.

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

were extremely dedicated to the clients.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

December 17, 2009

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December 17, 2009

I have had the honor of generating publicity for the Homerun for the Homeless since the event started three years ago. Every year, I have been so moved by the passion of the Day Center to help its clients as well as the support the event receives from local media and attendees. Even in the extreme heat, media personalitities get out and play in this celebrity softball tournament, and it has been a great way for the Day Center to continue to raise awareness of its organization.

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

how kind and passionate their staff is. It's obvious they sincerely care about their clients and this is a cause they believe in. It's not just a job, but they are making a difference in the quality of life for these people.

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

everyone from board memembers to volunteers to executive staff.

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

make a significant difference in preventing and alleviating homelessness.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

December 17, 2009

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December 17, 2009

Bravo to the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless! I had the opportunity to visit the Day Center in advance of their "Homerun for the Homeless" charity baseball game and was blown away. That day happened to be one of the hottest of the summer, and so many people were seeking relief from the heat at the day center. The staff was welcoming not only to me, but to the many who really needed them. I was honored to be part of an event to help them raise money. The charity baseball game is a first class event! I've had the honor of emceeing it for the last 3 years and have seen it grow bigger and better each year. It is so popular there are even media personalities vying to play in the game. Without a doubt a great event, and the Daycenter is a GREAT non-profit! Julie Chin, 2NEWS Meteorologist

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

my paticipation in their yearly fundraiser.

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

NOT change a thing!

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

their commitment and enthusiasm to the community they serve.

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

thoughtful, dedicated, innovative and kind.

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

help a LOT of needy people.

Ways to make it better...

Great experience! No suggestions!

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

the increasing number of people who need their services and a bad economy.

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

The Tulsa Day Center is amazing!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

December 16, 2009

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December 16, 2009

They make an effort to accomodate a variety of clients. I have volunteered there to prepare and serve a meal - they are very easy to work with!

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

you are immediately helping people in need.

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

patient and gracious.

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

feed and house every homeless person in Tulsa.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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