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Help the Children
August 15, 2011

I was looiking for a charity to donate some time years ago and I found out about Help the Children's food pantry in Santa Clarita, Ca. My wife and I worked there as volunteers and I found out more about the organization. It was founded by a couple who went to our church and I didn't know it. I found out that HTC did a whole lot more than just a food pantry. We voulnteered at their warehouse in Bell, Ca and saw that it was a much bigger operation than we ever new.
I eventually became friends with the founder, Roger Presgrove, and was asked to be on HTC's Bd of Directors. From there I found out that Roger and HTC are doing so many great and various things throughout the world. The scope of their work is amazing.
The most incredible thing about HTC is the amazingly low admint costs it incurrs. HTC has overhead of about 1%. HTC clearly is operating to help the needy and not to be a "full emplyment act" with commensarate huge salaries for the charity's workers.. HTC gets so much done for so little. I don't know of any organization that gets more "bang for its buck" than HTC.

The Great!

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

I've seen how much gets dispersed to the needy with such a low overhead. When the economy got tough, HTC tightened its belt but kept on putting out great work for the needy.

Ways to make it better...

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

I would try to make it better known to the whole world. Not enough people know of all the good work done by HTC at such a low cost. Anyone who comes to know Roger and HTC will see that it is the best kept secret around (but shouldn't be)

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I am on the Bd of Directors.