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Passage Theatre Company
September 3, 2013

I love this theatre company. They produce professional, thought-provoking, original plays of very high quality. Some of my most favorite plays I have seen at Passage. I love that I can commute a short distance and see a play of the same caliber that I would find from the best companies in New York or Philadelphia. In addition to the wonderful shows, they also run fantastic programs for Trenton youth. One in particular is called "The State Street Project" -- it teaches children enrolled in Trenton public schools how to write plays then produces material written by the kids. I became a donor when I saw The State Street Project in action. I never cease to be impressed by this organization's work and the impact that their plays make on the individuals who see them.

Ways to make it better...

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

expand staff to run more programs for youth without having to sacrifice other programming.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

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?

2013

MY ROLE:
Donor

TRENTON EDUCATION DANCE INSTITUTE INC
May 23, 2013

TEDI is a truly amazing organization. After seeing just one TEDI performance, it was very clear that this program has a very positive impact on a lot of kids' lives. The shows are all done very professionally and it is heart-warming to see the enthusiasm and smiles on all the children performing. There are a lot of dance schools out there whose recitals are cumbersome, boring, and hard to sit through, but NOT TEDI. The dancing and live music is impressive and professional-grade quality. There is a look of PURE JOY written on all the kids' faces as they dance onstage -- it's contagious. You can tell that the TEDI staff know what they are doing and they love the work they do. You can also tell that these kids are on "Cloud Nine" as they perform. From the audience, it seems clear that the experience of learning these dances and performing them onstage has boosted the self-esteem of more than a few kids and that this experience has the potential to be life-changing.

Ways to make it better...

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

1.) more widely publicize this program 2.) make a website so more people can see videos, photos, interviews, hear stories, etc. 3.) make it easier to donate. I would love to be able to donate to TEDI online. This program is one of Trenton's best kept secrets.

More feedback

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

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?

2013

MY ROLE:
Donor

RESCUE MISSION OF TRENTON
May 23, 2013

I work at another non-profit that works closely with The Rescue Mission because we serve a lot of the same individuals. I also am a Rescue Mission donor and I shop at the Mission's thrift store. This is a wonderful organization. The staff does a great job. You can tell that they really care about the clients they serve. The Rescue Mission truly gives individuals a "hand up" and provides hope for a lot of struggling people. The residents of the Mission are some really sweet individuals who have been through tough times and it warms my heart to witness how the staff and services of the Mission have helped these guys grow, realize their own self-worth, and become productive members of the community.

Also, I am an avid thrift store shopper. For all you thrift store shoppers out there, you must check out the Mission Store. Great finds, amazing deals, awesome cause. I especially like the furniture section of The Mission Store -- there are a lot of great items.

Ways to make it better...

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

More widely publicize the awesome programs and thrift store that The Mission has. There are way too many people who have no idea that those things even exist.

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

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field