My Nonprofit Reviews

Theresanona - charity reviews, charity ratings, best charities, best nonprofits, search nonprofits

Theresanona

145 profile views
1 reviews

Review for Service for Peace Inc, Bridgeport, CT, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

I did not have a good experience in Services for Peace. However, Since I was there in 2009 til next month I have sent probably 25,000 dollars worth of goods. Two weeks as requested by Phil Seka, I sent hospital goods. He was quite precise and I have more goods to be shipped to him and a President of a major organization is going there and probably will bring even more books at my request. The program is piloted by extremely young people. I went there when I was 63 and treated very badly by these people. To the point my daughter wrote NY after I contacted her because these young people threatened my life. I went to town to buy shoes, pantees for the children and a 19 years older told me I did not have his permission and he was going to kick me in my a...... I was old enough to be his grandmother. Phil made him give me a public apology. If you want people to go there you must separate the kids from the seasoned adults. I did not go there to socialize. From the first day, I was treated badly.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

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?

Badly

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Volunteer
kaykim (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

SFP acknowledges that there were challenges in trying to accommodate the needs and limitations of a 63 year old in a program in which the average age is 23. We later learned that a 17-year old Team Leader did indeed exhibit impatience with this person. Following the conclusion of the program, we communicated with this participant to address her concerns and in fact, we were confident that her continued involvement with SFP over the past three years indicated a level of trust and satisfaction with our ongoing work in Cote D'Ivoire. We were disappointed to read this review since other feedback on this and other programs has been overwhelmingly positive. We will continue to work with our staff to ensure that all participants are treated with patience and respect.