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Peter P.

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Review for HANDREACH , Newton, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am proud to be a in my fourth year of donating to Handreach, through a recurring subscription. I know that my money is being put to good use, that it reaches its intended beneficiaries, and that I can count on the organization to be good stewards of my donations.

Twenty (ahem, or more) years ago, I was a student in college, learning about the values of world citizenship and being caring and compassionate for those in need. The founders and administrators of this organization, one of whom was sitting beside me in those classes, exemplify the values I hold dear. They care for the most damaged of victims, and enable them to have meaningful and productive lives.

As a donor, I am confident in the use of my funds because I have regular, detailed, and meaningful communication with the organization. They demonstrate their accomplishment, and they make me aware of specific needs as they arise.

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

Role:  Donor

Review for HANDREACH , Newton, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I became aware of HandReach when I reconnected with its Director, Brecken Chinn Schwartz, a college friend. I regularly support a number of humanitarian organizations, particularly those that focus on education and health needs for children. I am amazed at the amount of good work this organization is able to do with such limited funds, and I am amazed at the incredible dedication of their small army of volunteers.

Personal connection is the strongest motivator for ongoing support of international humanitarian work. Attention spans are short, and there are always new critical needs... sustained support requires ongoing contact. SmileTrain is extremely well-funded, and they are in constant contact with me... what have we done with your money, who have we helped, what was the outcome, and what can you do to expand your help? I would like to point more of my friends to HandReach.

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

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

I donated to help a particular burn victim, whose body was burned so badly that her skin fused and orifices were nearly sealed. After seeing the impact of my small donation, and seeing the ongoing need, I made a decision to give the organization money on a monthly basis.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

This important humanitarian work is less popular than other well-funded and well-publicized organizations. I am convinced that we have a responsibility in this world to help those who are less fortunate, both at home and abroad.

What would you tell others about this organization?

The funds are well-managed, they are focused on care for victims, and there is no shortage of children in need of help.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Donor & I suggested a subscription donation service, wherein supporters could have a recurring donation made on their credit cards.