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October 12, 2013

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October 12, 2013

This organizations serves a very special population of kosher-oberservant Jews in the Oak Park, Berkley and Southfield area. The volunteers work to make every clients experience one of dignity. When circumstances are reversed, several clients become new volunteers themselves. It is a smooth process and the clients help themselves to groceries, fresh fruits and vegetable, basics such as sugar and flour, and even fresh poultry when it is available. The Executive Director and the Board make efficient use of resources and are well regarded in the communities they serve.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 8, 2013

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October 8, 2013

There aren't many things that are nobler then feeding those that have a hard time doing it on their own. Yad Ezra does it with respect to dignity, while preserving the age long culture and tradition of Kashrut. It achieves it by mobilizing the community in support of such an honorable cause though giving and volunteer participation second to none. For twenty years we have consistently increased the level and amount of support to those in need, while improving our own fiscal stability and operational efficiency.

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

Expand the mission to include distribution of other necessities

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 8, 2013

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October 8, 2013

Wonderful group, well organized, innovative, and effective in setting and meeting goals. They're very good about using monetary gifts wisely, and their physical warehouse is beautifully kept. It's not easy to run a food program, and it's even tougher when the laws of kashrut must be observed in addition to ordinary governmental regulations. Yad Ezra does a great job of following both sets of rules.

Ways to make it better...

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

Get them more money!

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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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

December 1, 2012

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December 3, 2009

As a former board member who has served on many non profit boards I can attest that Yad Ezra is probably the most financially efficienct, caring and most considerate of it's clientel's needs and dign... more

December 1, 2012

The most effiecint non profit I have ever volunteered for!

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Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2005

December 3, 2009

As a former board member who has served on many non profit boards I can attest that Yad Ezra is probably the most financially efficienct, caring and most considerate of it's clientel's needs and dignaty of any organization I have ever had the pleasure of serving on. From it's staff (very few) to it's multitude of volinteers (many).

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

extremely considerate and sensitive

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

December 8, 2009

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December 8, 2009

I have been involved with Yad Ezra for quite a number of years, and have seen it go from a fledgling organization to one which continues to have great impact on our Jewish community. The organization has expanded its services from primarily a food bank to providing school breakfasts and lunches while teaching good nutrition to the students its serves. These meals include fresh fruits and vegetables not normally a part of the students' diets. Yad Ezra has also provided toiletries and other goods in insure a healthy environment for its clients. I am amazed that Yad Ezra continues to increase its services to its ever-growing numbers of clients through the use of countless volunteers.

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

being given the opportunity and the privilege of helping others who are less fortunate than me.

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

I am allowed to be creative. And I have loads of fun with many new friends.

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

Very committed to Yad Ezra. Some volunteers serve on a weekly basis, distributing food to those in need. The staff does a miraculous job. YE has 2 executive directors: one for fund-raising, the other to run the warehouse. It works very well!

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

Expand its efforts to relieve the stress of worrying about finding one's next meal.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

December 6, 2009

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December 6, 2009

I have been a volunteer for the past five years and before that the company I work for was actively involved in donating food from grocery chain which has gone out of business. The clientel are treated with respect and as a person who deals with them regularly, they become like your friends. The volunteers are caring and the staff are generous with their time. My wife and I are also regular donors and supporters. This has to be one of the best forms of tikun olam.

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

The friendships with other volunteers that have arisen from regular and active participation. The knowledge that you are truly helping the less fortunate and can see and hear their appreciation.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

December 2, 2009

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December 2, 2009

As a volunteer and a long-time donor to Yad Ezra I have found it to be one of the most successful organizations I have encountered. They treat their clients with dignity and respect; they secure the best values so they maximize the purchasing power of donations; and they involve all levels of their community - children, adults and seniors - in their activities. I started as a twice weekly volunteer in 2001 when my business was adversely impacted by 9/11 and had plenty of "empty" time and since then it has been one sense of fullfilment after another.

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

the sense of helping others in need.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

December 2, 2009

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December 2, 2009

I am a past president and have volunteered at Yad Ezra in many capacities. It is the best food pantry I have seen as it supplies the clients with a well balanced diet and every contact with the client is done in a way to preserve their dignity.

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

Efficient, considerate amd kind.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

December 2, 2009

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December 2, 2009

With great care and loving support Yad Ezra welcomes those in need. The volunteers reflect the concern and respect for its clients that they deserve. It is a happy and productive place to put time and energy in to. It's a 5 Star organization! Best, Norine

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

being a contributor and seeing the good work Yad Ezra does in a dignified, caring and supportive manner. Norine

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

December 2, 2009

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December 2, 2009

A great organization. They feed the needy, with little fanfare. Give generously, and often. There are homeless and hungry families all year long, not just at the holidays.

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

they are local, committed to local families, and use the donations locally without a lot of overhead.

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

assure that no family in the Metro Detroit area went hungry.

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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