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Operation Nightwatch Portland
October 2, 2012

This group provides a safe setting for people who just need to get off the street for a bit. They provide food, a comfortable dry space and acceptance. The visitors can play games, chat, or even just sleep.They are very clear about not exchanging personal information between volunteers and clients and even require attendance at a training session to explain why this is important. The director works very hard to make this place comfortable and safe for both clients and volunteers.

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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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

Covenant House
August 30, 2009

I have been a regular contributor for many years. Life on the streets is terribly difficult and dangerous for a child. Covenant House sends out vans with volunteers offering a sandwich and a cup of cocoa and, most important, the willingness to listen. The kids who accept their offer are given a warm bed, clean clothes and a chance. The volunteers are wonderful and there are many amazing stories of children who have been helped by their efforts.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The stories of kids who have turned their lives around with the help of Covenant House.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Save children in other parts of the world as well as the US.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Donor & So far, I have only been able to donate money.