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Sybilann W.

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Review for Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., National Office, Dallas, TX, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

Politically motivated organization that should lose its 501c3 status. Extremely low percentage of earnings actually devoted to research. Bullies smaller organizations seeking to provide care to women.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Badly

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

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What is unique about this organization?

Goliath that has lost sight of its original mission.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & Previously supported with cash and advocacy, but no longer.

Review for Days For Girls International, Lynden, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Days for Girls is a marvellous charity that addresses a very important issue: girls in developing countries miss up to a quarter of their education or drop out altogether for lack of simple supplies for their periods. By sewing simple kits that include washable pads and a waterproof liner, that are put together with a pair of panties, a washcloth, and a bar of soap, volunteers all over the world can contribute to giving back days of education for girls. The kits are taken by groups travelling to Africa, Asia, Central and South America, or wherever the need is. DFG volunteers have a strong sense of community and purpose, and the Facebook page is a great source of inspiration and encouragement. Regular updates with pictures keep volunteers up to date with developments. All of the donations, in kind or monetary, go directly to helping the girls. In addition, microenterprises are set up to help local women make the kits in country, raising their incomes and helping them keep their own children in school.
As a person who loves to sew, my life has been enriched through my creating such simple items which have such a huge impact on lives across the world. As I sew I try to imagine the girls who will receive the kits I contibute to; will they become teachers, nurses, doctors, scientists, because they were able to stay in school?

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?

Life-changing

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

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

Learned a lot about the need to educate girls, and how it can change lives, families, and societies. Made new friends across the world and the country.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Humble, fulfilled and as though my small contribution makes a difference.

Role:  Volunteer & I sewed components for kits.