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Block House

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Review for COMMUNITY CENTER AND LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My children and I visit the Library about once a week. We love the new library and particularly the children's room and the children's librarians. In fact, we find all the librarians and volunteers are tremendously friendly and helpful. I also order a lot of books and videos from other libraries in the community, it is quite a useful resource available at absolutely no cost. All libraries are treasures, we feel lucky to have the Cooper Siegel library in our community.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Client Served

Review for Fort Pitt Block House, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with the Fort Pitt Block House since January of 2012 in helping with their fund raising, but as a native Pittsburgher I have known about the Block House for years. I will admit that I didn't truly understand its historical significance nor did I appreciate the incredible dedication of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Pittsburgh Chapter, who on their own saved the Block House from destruction and since 1894 have preserved and protected this incredible structure. To step inside this building is to step back in time and to imagine a completely different landscape and way of living. The Curator, Emily Hoover, does a fantastic job making history come alive for all visitors - from children on a school field trip to international visitors coming to Pittsburgh for the first time. As compelling to me as the story of the Block House, is the story of the women who have been the stewards of this national treasure for all these years. Hopefully when you visit you will run into one of the ladies of the DAR and they can share their story as well as the story of the Block House.

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

Definitely

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

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Advisor

Review for Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

In March 2009, we adopted an adult dog "Butch" from the Humane Society, according to my two children (ages 3 and 5), he is the "best dog ever!" At the Humane Society they told us he was between 2 and 3 years old, had Heartworm disease and was rescued from being put to sleep in a shelter in Georgia. He now has a clean bill of health (weighing in at 100 lbs!) and has been the perfect addition to our family. He is very gentle and patient with the kids, someone took the time to train him, he has wonderful manners and is very affectionate and loving with everyone he meets.

Role:  Client Served & The best decision we ever made was to adopt a dog from the Humane Society.

Review for Pace, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Pace School does a tremendous job with an extremely difficult population to work with - children with autism and emotional/social problems. Every time I am in the building I am amazed at the dedicated and caring staff. I have talked first hand to parents and children whose lives have been changed for the better through their involvement with Pace School. By expanding to Butler and Moon, Pace School is now reaching more children and families in need. It is truly a place with all children can thrive!

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

Likely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

Was recruited by an emeritus board member.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Board Member & I have served on the Pace School board of directors for more than 10 years, including two years as Board President. I have volunteered and participated for many years on Pace's annual fundraising event - the Race for Pace. I currently chair the Developm.