A TOUCH OF UNDERSTANDING INC
August 4, 2009
What I have seen A Touch of Understanding, Inc doing ever since I became aware of Leslie DeDora and her incredible, dedicated, determined, warm and welcoming staff (long ago, in my sixth grade classroom) is something that the world desperately needs. The message of compassion and understanding that this team takes directly to the classroom and the community is critical to forging a new generation that fights intolerance and prejudice with hope and empathy.
But flowery words aside, these people are committed to making things happen. The discussions I've had and the projects I've worked on have all been well thought-out, practical, and designed to actually *do* things in the community. I've seen first-hand people associated with this organization overcome *incredible* odds pull through, excel, and go out to do things that are incredible by *any* standard. ATOU's message is strong and compassionate, ATOU's people brim with a quiet strength and heart, and ATOU's leadership is rock solid. These are *good* people who know what they're doing.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Classrooms first hand, where kids who have taunted, teased, made fun of, or actually attempted to hurt their fellow students facing challenges have (after ATOU comes in) stopped, thought about it, and gone, "Wow, I didn't know it was like that..."
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
How much even as just a volunteer how much I've learned and grown as an individual throughout the years working with them.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
Some of the most amazing people I've ever had the honor to work with.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & Web designer (2005-2008), proud fan (ever since).