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HOMEWARDBOUND OF THE GRAND VALLEY
November 28, 2011

While primarily a donor, I have also volunteered to help clean and organize the kids' area. I am a local coupon queen and take every opportunity to shop for the shelter. They need EVERYTHING. One staff member told me that there were no funds to provide for even the basics like soap and shampoo, and that without the help of donors, their clients would go without. The people that stay at these shelters are just like you and me; most of us are one paycheck away from being where they are. So I encourage everyone to help in whatever way they can, whether that's a bag of groceries, donating like new games and toys your kids no longer play with, helping with meals...even the smallest effort can help greatly and leave you knowing you're doing something that's so very appreciated. Ask the staff for a list of what's needed most. Adopt a child or family for Christmas. Remember, an act of kindness is the gift that keeps on giving!

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

I appreciate that the staff take the time to make the environment nice for the residents, so that it feels more like "home," which, for so many, it is.

Ways to make it better...

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

My biggest peeve is that whenever I call, I get routed to voice mail, no matter the day or time. This is a service organization. They need to have someone manning the phones at all times. Also, it would be nice if donations could be accepted on weekends, which is when most people have free time to come by.

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Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Likely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

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

I just recognize the need.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

I generally donate on a regular basis.

What would you tell others about this organization?

That it's doing a lot of good in the community.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Donor & I cleaned and organized the children's play area.