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Review for THRIVE INC , Helena, AR, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Thrive in Helena, AR is doing incredible work. Their goal is to boost economic hope and opportunity for the people living in the Delta. From training for small business at the Helena Entrepreneur Center to the Cherry Street Fair on Helena Second Saturdays, April-September that celebrates life and culture of the region and gives small business owners a place to sell, Thrive is hard at work. Help support Thrive and help give hope to the Delta.

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?

2014

Role:  Volunteer

Review for THRIVE INC , Helena, AR, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Thrive (www.thrivecenter.org) was founded by two young design school graduates who desired to put their training into practice by helping one of the poorest counties in the USA---Phillips County, and its main town, Helena--to thrive. Located on the MS River, Helena was once a bustling community but changes in agriculture and other industries brought the region to its knees economically. What followed was a decaying of a beautiful history and culture of the blues, the river, arts, Civil War history and more. Now its coming back. Thrive started a successful entrepreneur training center to give business skills to people with ideas, to give them web and logo designs, and help them be ready to get a loan to open. They are the regional Kiva reps too. Thrive also works to improve the general quality of life locally through Helena Second Saturdays--a street festival for arts and artisans to sell their wares, by providing below-cost design services to clients, and by working with the local community to dream of a better future. The next phase of Thrive is to set up an office in the 20 poorest counties in the US and replicate the work. These Thrive leaders could be working anywhere and making money, but they choose to help the least of these and make a difference. They are heroes.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  General Member of the Public

Review for Safe Places Little Rock, Little Rock, AR, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Arkansas has one of the highest rates of child abuse and domestic violence in the US. Families and individuals need the important life-saving skills provided by the professional staff at Safe Places. They also receive life-changing encouragement and hope to face the future. Safe Places has an outstanding director, Kathy Manis-Findley, and a team of dedicated and professional counselors on staff to help in any situation. Thanks to Safe Places for providing critical services to our most vulnerable people.

Was your donation impactful?

Likely

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

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Donor