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Troop 20369

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Review for Freedom Alliance, Dulles, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Our Brownie Troop in Knoxville TN voted to send "Gift of Caring" Girl Scout cookies to USN Seabee service members deployed to Afghanistan. We partnered with Freedom Alliance to accomplish this mission. By asking customers to purchase and donate "Gift of Caring" cookies, we collected 170+ boxes of Girl Scout cookies for USN Seabee men and women. Freedom Alliance assisted us by funding and preparing pre-paid, pre-addressed postage labels and customs forms for USPS flat rate, military APO/FPO boxes. Our partnership with Freedom Alliance allowed the Brownie members to focus on selling as many "Gift of Caring" boxes for the troops as they could. (Girl Scout rules prohibit soliciting funds for postage for "Gift of Caring" boxes; only cookies can be purchased and donated.) Interaction with staff on a national and regional level was efficient and professional. Throughout the entire process -- from my initial inquiry to the mailing of the cookies -- I was warmly received, a willingness to help was ever present, and ideas were exchanged in an environment of teamwork. I would also like to extend a compliment to Alicia B., for her excellent service and skill sets. Our Brownie Troop (now Junior Girl Scouts) would parnter with Freedom Alliance again on projects such as this one or possibly others of a different nature in the future. My experience with this organization and its staff was extremely positive.

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

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

I do not have any changes to suggest.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Our Brownie Troop had a positive experience partnering with Freedom Alliance -- together we accomplished a goal!

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Our experience was joyful and meaningful.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Volunteer & I served as a coordinator of the "Gift of Caring" Girl Scout cookie project.