My Nonprofit Reviews

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

Do_Gooder

246 profile views
2 reviews

Review for Heifer International Foundation, Little Rock, AR, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I love Heifer International! I cannot speak highly enough! While many non-profits focus on short-term solutions (i.e. food, bottled water, etc), Heifer focuses on long-term solutions--providing livestock. I give to Heifer several times a year and never question where my money is going. I know it is going to empowering communities to help themselves and make their community sustainable!

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?

2012

Role:  Donor

Review for Holy Family Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Rating: 2 stars  

Their off-campus programs are excellent from what I know. However, their on-campus residential homes leave little to be desired. I "volunteered" 5 days a week at HFI as an AmeriCorps member and the way the agency worked with the on-campus youth was disturbing. It seemed that to make the kids happy, supervisors would just give the kids what they wanted--not what they needed but what they wanted. The staff working the units are often left to work alone or understaffed and overtime. There were many times that, as an AmeriCorps member, I was asked to do things that were against my contract and were unsafe (i.e. driving youth around, remaining on the unit alone with youth). I believe HFI has heart and wants to the best for the youth but I worked individually very, very close with 10-12 of the youth and what they needed and what HFI was giving them was not matching up. Maybe things have changed in the past year since I was there but I would not feel comfortable supporting HFI.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Unlikely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

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?

2011

Role:  Volunteer